Drugmakers Oppose Separate Opioid Case for Addicted Children

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source : Bloomberg News Companies making and distributing opioid painkillers opposed a proposal to separate lawsuits filed on behalf of addicted babies from local governments’ cases aimed at recouping costs of battling the public-health crisis spawned by the drugs. Attorneys for thousands of babies born to opioid addicts asked a panel of federal judges Thursday…


Lawyers for Opioid-Addicted Babies Push For Separate Legal Proceedings

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Bloomberg Law News Sep 21, 2018 Lawyers for Opioid-Addicted Babies Push For Separate Legal Proceedings By Julie Steinberg Sep 21, 2018 • Concerns include that potential settlements won’t provide sufficient medical monitoring, treatment funds • Attorneys for government-entity plaintiffs, defendant drugmakers, distributors in massive consolidated litigation have opposed separate track Attorneys representing potentially thousands of…


Opioid Epidemic is Just Getting Worse, According to Emergency Room Data

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Over 60,000 people were taken to the ER for fatal opioid overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2016. This is the latest sign that opioid addiction is worsening even with the efforts of public health authorities in place. The data confirms that the drug crisis has struck the nation hard…


California Lags in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction

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The opioid epidemic continues to rage across rural California, but the California Department of Justice has not yet certified a database that could stop doctors from overprescribing opioids. This lag has angered consumers and law enforcement groups who argue that the California Department of Justice is stopping efforts to prevent opioid abuse. The database is…


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