MLB, players’ union report positive talks on opioids testing
HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union are optimistic talks are progressing on testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
J&J sets aside $4 billion for proposed opioid settlement
Johnson & Johnson says it has set aside $4 billion for its share of a proposed multistate agreement to settle opioid litigation, a step that forced it to slash its recently reported financial...
Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums
NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company...
What impeachment? All calm as Melania Trump visits Capitol
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump was an island of calm in a sea of impeachment chaos Wednesday, choosing to make her first solo trip to Capitol Hill as her husband's party reckoned with his conduct...
First lady speaks on opioids in only solo trip to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is marking the one-year anniversary of a federal law that that increases access to treatment for people addicted to opioids.
Ohio plans to increase payments to relatives caring for kids
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio plans to increase payments to approved relatives caring for children who were taken from their parents even when the family members aren't licensed caregivers, as more...
Ohio governor convenes talks with lawyers in opioid lawsuits
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that he has convened a meeting with the state attorney general and lawyers for cities and counties involved in the national opioid...
$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis
CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle...
$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis
CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio...
The Latest: National opioid settlement could be hard sell
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a settlement in opioid lawsuits (all times local):
A group of state attorneys general is pushing officials from other state and local...
State announces new opioid disposal program
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags so people who are prescribed opioids for work injuries can safely dispose of any opioids they don't use.
Lawyer confirms to AP that a group of drugmakers and distributors has reached a tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuit
CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawyer confirms to AP that a group of drugmakers and distributors has reached a tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuit.
Committee pitches concept to settle all opioid lawsuits
A committee guiding OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy has suggested other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains use Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings to settle more than 2,000...
1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution
CLEVELAND (AP) — The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open...
Arrest after huge fentanyl seizure in Southern California
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say 18 pounds (8 kilograms) of fentanyl have been seized in Orange County — enough of the synthetic opioid to create four million lethal...
Meth crisis rising in Wisconsin amid effort to fight opioids
CHICAGO (AP) — Jess Przybylski had never really dealt with loss. Then the father of her children was killed in a car crash. In 2011, her friends offered her methamphetamine to distract from the...
Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trial
Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday.
Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing...
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Doctor who traded opioids for sex found guilty
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania doctor who authorities say traded opioid prescriptions for sex and sexually explicit photos and texts has been convicted.
Inmate’s death at St. Louis jail blamed on fentanyl overdose
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Medical Examiner's Office says an inmate who died in August at a jail known as the City Workhouse suffered an accidental fentanyl overdose.
Jury seated in opioid case, but settlement talks go on
CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury was seated Thursday for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, but the push to settle the case before opening arguments next week continued, with company officials...
The Latest: Jury chosen for opioid trial, but talks continue
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over the toll of opioids (all times local):
A jury has been chosen for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis even as the...
Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial
CLEVELAND (AP) — Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic intensified Wednesday ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the...
The Latest: Day 1 of opioid lawsuit jury selection concludes
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in the first federal trial on the opioid crisis (all times local):
The first day of jury selection in a landmark federal opioid...
Drug distributor shares spike on word of opioid settlement
Shares of big drug distributors soared Wednesday on word of a potential settlement ahead of the first federal trial over the opioid crisis.
Oklahoma regent resigns over role representing drug maker
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the board that oversees Oklahoma's 25 state colleges and universities is stepping down after facing criticism over his role representing drugmaker Johnson &...
New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years
The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of...
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Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in opioid case
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday acknowledged making a nearly $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the state to help address...
Beverly Sackler, an owner of Purdue Pharma, dies
One of the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has died.
Beverly Sackler died Monday, according to a filing made by her lawyers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Correction: Opioid Crisis-Purdue story
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the judge handling the case. It is Robert Drain, not...
ESPN reports Angels PR employee supplied Skaggs with opioids
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels say they don't know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs, as detailed in a report...
States’ position on the tentative opioid deal with Purdue
State attorneys general have been divided nearly evenly over whether to accept a tentative deal to settle lawsuits against Purdue Pharma related to the nation's opioid crisis.
Suspect in rapper Mac Miller’s drug death pleads not guilty
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller the drugs that killed him last year pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles.
The Latest: Man charged in Mac Miller case pleads not guilty
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment of a man suspected of providing Mac Miller the drugs that killed the rapper in September 2018 (all times local):
Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins
CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in...
US urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids
U.S. health officials again warned doctors Thursday against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
St. Louis man charged after infant daughter’s fentanyl death
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis-area man has been charged with child endangerment following his infant daughter's death from the powerful opioid fentanyl.
St. Louis father charged after infant son dies from fentanyl
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis-area man has been charged with child endangerment after his 9-month-old son died from fentanyl and heroin exposure.
New Mexico State school gets grant to tackle opioid epidemic
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The nursing school at New Mexico State University has received a three-year $1.35 million grant to help address the opioid epidemic.
Alaska doctor, nurse charged with vast opioid distribution
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner face federal charges of illegally distributing millions of opioid doses to patients that resulted in addiction, overdoses and...
SF deputies, jail inmates possibly exposed to fentanyl
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say eight sheriff's deputies and five inmates at San Francisco jail were hospitalized for possible exposure to the powerful drug fentanyl.
UConn to redirect donations from opioid maker owners
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Connecticut will redirect some of the money it received from the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to support addiction research and...
Opioid makers’ latest legal woe: West Virginia handyman
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A small home-improvement company in West Virginia is taking on the nation's opioid giants in a lawsuit blaming the drugmakers for a rise in insurance costs.
Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement
Arizona's attorney general is having misgivings about agreeing to Purdue Pharma's proposal to settle litigation over the opioid crisis.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, said in...
The Latest: Purdue says little harm to pause Sackler suits
The Latest on Purdue Pharma's settlement efforts (all times local):
Purdue Pharma is telling a judge that letting lawsuits continue against the company's owners would deplete...
Nebraska gets $6.5M in grants to fight opioid abuse
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials have received $6.5 million in federal grants to help prevent and treat opioid abuse.
The funding boost announced Tuesday will support the...
Man charged after Uber passenger overdoses on fentanyl, dies
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been charged with selling the powerful opioid fentanyl that a man overdosed on while riding in an Uber and later died.