Friday, 1 July , 2022

Opioids

Johnson & Johnson settles opioid case in New York, will pay...

26 Jun, 2021 Johnson & Johnson has agreed to cough up a settlement of up to $230 million and stop selling opioids in the US....

McKinsey Settles for Nearly $600 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

The consulting firm has reached agreements with 49 states because of its sales advice to drugmakers, including Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin. By Michael...

The Roots of American Misery

By James K. Galbraith Sep 18, 2020 Among recent inquiries into the sources of American discontent, one finds many simplistic diagnoses based on dubious cliches, but...

All mixed up: It’s more than just an opioid crisis, polydrug...

By Frank Owen, author of ‘Clubland: The Rise and Fall of Club Culture,’ ‘No Speed Limit: The Highs and Lows of Meth’ and the forthcoming ‘Booze,...

The Opioid Epidemic Hits Hard in Indian Country

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan March 28, 2019 Drug overdoses killed 700,000 people in the United States between 1999 and 2017, and more than two-thirds...

Bernie Sanders Is Back

The senator turned in a robust debate performance and finished the night with the news that he will be endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and...

New York Uncovers $1 Billion in Sackler Family Wire Transfers

In a court filing, the state attorney general’s office says that it has found new account transfers by members of the family that owns...

Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioid Cases

The company and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first comprehensive settlement in thousands of cases nationwide. By Jan Hoffman Sept....

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Pay $270 Million Legal Settlement That...

March 27, 2019 The state of Oklahoma has reached a $270 million agreement with Purdue Pharma—the makers of OxyContin—settling a lawsuit that claimed the company...

The Opioid Epidemic in America – Killing One Million People

The Triumph of Capital (Creating a Domestic ‘Shithole’) By James Petras and Robin Eastman-Abaya The link between capitalism and drugs reaches back to the middle...