Tag Archives: Opioid

Purdue inks multibillion-dollar opioid deal with thousands of local governments, 23 states: reports

Purdue Pharma has entered the first major opioid settlement. The company, whose OxyContin played a role in the opioid epidemic, plans to file for bankruptcy imminently and restructure under an agreement with 23 states and nearly 2,300 cities, counties and tribes, according to the New York Times.   Under the deal, Purdue’s founding family—the Sacklers—will pay plaintiffs $ 3… Read More »

At-home opioid disposal option offered at nearly 1,800 pharmacy counters across US – Fox Business

Albertsons Companies is offering customers an easy at-home opioid disposal option at nearly 1,800 pharmacy counters across the country. Continue Reading Below By offering DisposeRX, the company is furthering its commitment to combat the nation’s epidemic by eliminating leftover medication which could pose a risk of poisonings, overdoses and even death. “Patient education is an important part of our… Read More »

1 drug company announces details of $5M opioid settlement

The drug company Allergan says its $ 5 million payments divided between two Ohio counties will remove it from a trial scheduled for October on the toll of opioids there. Government officials previously announced the settlement with Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) and Summit counties. The Dublin, Ireland-based company made its first public statement about the deal on… Read More »

The decline in opioid deaths masks danger from designer drug overdoses in US

A pharmacist empties a prescription bottle of opioid painkillers that she filled for a patient at the pharmacy inside the facility in Boston. John Tlumacki | Boston Globe | Getty Images Drug overdose deaths are declining in the United States. The finding is being greeted as a sign that we may have reached a turning… Read More »