Should We Blame Pharmaceutical Companies for America's Opioid Epidemic? Here's What the Science Says.
Legal evidence is needed to pin addiction and death on opioid manufacturers, but the science suggests that a large and ready supply of legal prescription painkillers led to many addictions.
What Oklahoma's $270 Million Settlement With Purdue Pharma Means for the 1,000-Plus Opioid Cases Still Pending
This is the biggest state opioid settlement yet, and lawyers and addiction patients' advocates are waiting eagerly to see what precedent it will set.
Divulged Private Emails Show Purdue Pharma's Deception About the Strength of OxyContin
In a sealed court document, one of the company's controlling members indicated that Purdue Pharma should not correct misconceptions about the strength of oxycodone.
Purdue Pharma Executives Discussed Expanding Into the Addiction Treatment Market
The maker of the potent painkiller Oxycontin discussed how the sale of opioids and the treatment of opioid addiction were "naturally linked."
New York Is the Latest State to Sue an Opioid Manufacturer
Twenty-six other states have already sued the company.