Case: opioid

Arlington government latest to sue pharmaceutical giants

April 17th, 2019

Here’s one way to address a local-government budget deficit: Roll the dice and sue the pharmaceutical industry. The Arlington County Board has emulated nearly two dozen other Virginia localities in taking to court a large number of opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers, including some of the biggest names in the health-care industry. The lawsuit seeks […]

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County joins in opioid lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and benefits managers

April 12th, 2019

By ANGELA H. HILL On April 9, Franklin County joined more than 2,000 localities across the United States in filing individual lawsuits against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers, distributors/wholesalers, and pharmaceutical benefits managers (PBMs) responsible for managing the prescription drug benefits in health-insurance plans. Filed in Franklin County Circuit Court, the county’s lawsuit seeks $60 million in […]

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Accomack files $40 million lawsuit against opioid companies

April 9th, 2019

Carol Vaughn, Salisbury Daily Times Accomack County has filed a lawsuit in Accomack County Circuit Court against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers for their role in creating a public health emergency caused by overuse of prescription opioids. The county is asking for $40 million in compensatory damages as well as punitive damages of […]

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Arlington files suit against opioid industry

April 5th, 2019

POSTED BY: TRUMAN LEWIS APRIL 5, 2019 Arlington County is taking legal action against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for their role in creating the public health emergency caused by prescription opioids. Arlington County filed the lawsuit in state court against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and PBMs — including pharmaceutical titans Purdue Pharma, […]

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Supes pursue opioid lawsuit

April 3rd, 2019

From staff reports Halifax County Board of Supervisors emerged from closed session following Monday’s meeting and voted to pursue litigation for recovery of monetary and non-monetary damages created by the current opioid epidemic. On a motion by ED-3 Supervisor Hubert Pannell and a second from ED-6 Supervisor Stanley Brandon, supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a […]

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Roanoke, Roanoke County and Salem join localities pursuing opioid litigation

March 27th, 2019

By Alicia Petska alicia.petska@roanoke.com The Roanoke Valley has joined the legal battle over the opioid addiction crisis with Roanoke, Roanoke County and Salem all filing civil suits against a string of drug makers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers. The lawsuits, filed Monday, accuse the more than 50 defendants named of creating an epidemic with devastating […]

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Bristol, Va., joins lawsuits against opioid manufacturers

March 27th, 2019

LURAH SPELL | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER BRISTOL, Va. — Bristol, Virginia, has filed a $40 million state lawsuit accusing 19 prescription opioid manufacturers, distributors, pharmacy benefit managers and related companies of creating a public health emergency caused by the overuse of prescription opioids. The city is being represented by Sanford Heisler Sharp, Kaufman & Canoles, […]

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Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem sue opioid manufacturers, others

March 26th, 2019

Three areas suing for combined $240 million in damages By Jeff Williamson – Digital Content Manager ROANOKE, Va. – Five new Virginia localities are pursuing legal action against Purdue Pharma and other companies believed to be connected to the ongoing opioid crisis. Roanoke County and the cities of Roanoke and Salem have all filed suit […]

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Napa County wants drug companies to pay for local opioid abuse treatment

March 16th, 2019

Courtney Teague cteague@napanews.com Napa County says major pharmaceutical companies should foot the bill for opioid addiction and overdose treatment which have hit the county hard. Attorneys representing the county wrote in a document filed in an Ohio District Court Wednesday that the county is also seeking money to cover the costs of opioid use education […]

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Wrestling with the opioid epidemic in 2018

December 28th, 2018

By Christie Wisniewski , Bennington Banner BENNINGTON— While the opioid epidemic is still a harsh reality for Bennington, community leaders have rallied together throughout 2018 to propose new initiatives to help those struggling with addiction and to help the town heal from the epidemic’s effects. Toward the end of the year, an opioid response plan, […]

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