Case: opioid

With potent impacts in rural areas, road to opioid addiction recovery often paved with many difficult twists and turns

September 15th, 2019

By Caleb Ayers cayers@registerbee.com All Linsay Clark could think about was her house, her advertising job and her two sons as the drugs wore off and her mom and sisters confronted her. She couldn’t go more than a few hours without getting high. Clark knew there was a strong possibility she could lose it all […]

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Lawsuit claims drug companies, pharmacies created opioid crisis

August 14th, 2019

By Alex Bridges The Northern Virginia Daily A lawsuit claims drug companies and pharmacies created the opioid “epidemic” linked to Shenandoah County’s high rate of addicted newborns. A group of law firms jointly filed a complaint on behalf of Shenandoah County earlier this month that names as defendants dozens of drug manufacturers, pharmacies, distributors and […]

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Loudoun County could seek nearly $80M in damages related to opioid crisis

May 24th, 2019

By Nathaniel Cline, ncline@loudountimes.com Loudoun County could seek nearly $80 million in damages related to the nation’s opioid epidemic, the Board of Supervisors determined Thursday night. Following a closed session meeting, the Board of Supervisors directed County Attorney Leo Rogers to retain and work with Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP, Kaufman & Canoles LLP and the […]

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Louisa, Madison join lawsuit over opioid deaths

May 22nd, 2019

The Daily Progress staff reports The counties of Louisa and Madison have joined a number of Virginia localities in taking legal action against prescription manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers over their role in the prescription opioid crisis. The litigation team of Kaufman & Canoles and Sanford Heisler Sharp filed the civil lawsuits earlier this […]

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Drug makers, distributors sued by Louisa County

May 16th, 2019

Lawyers for Louisa County filed suit against dozens of drug manufacturers and distributors, accusing them of causing the opioid epidemic. The lawsuit, filed May 10 in Louisa Circuit Court, cites the high rates of emergency response to drug overdoses, Hepatitis C cases, drug withdrawal among infants and overdose deaths in the county in the past […]

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Arlington government lawsuit on opioids back to state court

May 15th, 2019

by SCOTT McCAFFREY, Sun Gazette Newspapers 3 hrs ago Thanks, but no thanks. That seems to be the view of the federal judiciary when it comes to taking jurisdiction on a lawsuit between the Arlington County government and a wide swath of opioid manufacturers and distributors. In a 16-page ruling, the U.S. District Court for […]

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Floyd and Three Other Virginia Communities Join the Fight Against Opioid Industry

May 11th, 2019

Lawsuits Allege Defendants’ Illegal Practices Devastated Virginia Communities Four more localities in Virginia have initiated legal action against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for their role in creating the public health emergency caused by the overuse of prescription opioids. The Counties of Floyd, Louisa, and Madison and the City of Covington each […]

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4 Va. Localities Initiate Legal Action against Opioid Industry

May 10th, 2019

Four more localities in Virginia have initiated legal action against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers. Edited by Emmy Freedman LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) – Four Virginia localities, including Louisa and Madison counties, are taking legal action against the opioid industry. Floyd, Louisa, and Madison counties, along with the city of Covington, all filed […]

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Local counties file lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies

May 10th, 2019

By News Staff LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Several communities in Virginia are suing the makers of opioid medications, including Louisa and Madison counties. Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, Kaufman and Canoles, P.C., and the Cicala Law Firm PLLC have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers on behalf of the communities, […]

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Covington, Floyd County, two other Virginia counties join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

May 10th, 2019

Four locales suing for combined $135 million By Jeff Williamson – Digital Content Manager ROANOKE, Va. – Four more localities in Virginia have initiated legal action against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers, alleging they played roles in creating the public health emergency caused by the overuse of prescription opioids. The counties of Floyd, […]

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