Publication Archive: Hunter Shkolnik

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Upcoming US Opioid Trials

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While the nation’s first federal opioid trial ended Monday without an actual trial, the cases drug companies face nationwide are far from over. Attorneys representing the thousands cities and counties in federal court said they intend to pursue their other cases and that negotiations should continue. After talks broke down on Friday with state attorneys…Read the article

Historic $260m Opioid Deal

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Source: Reuters
The deal settles claims brought by Ohio’s Cuya hoga and Summit counties, which had accused the companies of fuelling a nationwide opioid crisis. Some 400,000 US overdose deaths between 1997 and 2017 were linked to opioids, ac cording to government data. The trial was to be a so-called bellwether, or test trial, that was meant…Read the article

Opioid Lawsuits Continue Across the U.S.

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Source: THe Journal Gazette
The nation’s three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an eleventh-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. Across the U.S., the pharmaceutical industry still faces more than 2,600 other lawsuits over the deadly disaster. Participants…Read the article

Physician’s Weekly Reports on $260M Opioid Settlement

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Source: Physician's Weekly
Nationwide, the pharmaceutical industry still faces more than 2,600 other lawsuits over the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic. Participants in those cases said the Ohio deal buys them time to try to work out a nationwide settlement of all claims, the AP said. “People can’t lose sight of the fact that the counties got a very…Read the article

USA Today Network Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Opioid Case

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Source: USA Today Network
An Indiana awsuit was filed one day after a tentative settlement was reached in an Ohio lawsuit that was viewed as a harbinger for legal claims filed by more than 2,700 local and state governments. McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corp. — which are also the defendants in the Indiana lawsuit — and drug-maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will pay a…Read the article

ABC5 Cleveland Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Landmark $260M Deal

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Source: ABC5 Cleveland
Four drug companies have reached a settlement with two northeast Ohio counties to avoid a trial claiming their responsibility for the opioid epidemic. What’s next The settlement does not include the fifth defendant, Walgreens, the drugstore chain who was sued over its own distribution operation. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said Walgreens would be included in…Read the article

Opioid Settlement and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

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Source: USA Today Network
What drugs does Teva make?  It specializes primarily in generic drugs. Some of the opioid drugs include oxycodone and fentanyl, which is a synthetic opiate. Another is oxymorphone. Terms of a deal involving McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corp. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. were expected to be announced later in the day. Cuyahoga County lawyer…Read the article

StreetInsider: $260 million OH opioid settlement

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The distributors, which handle around 90% of U.S. prescription drugs, will pay a combined $215 million immediately. Israel-based drugmaker Teva is paying $20 million in cash and will contribute $25 million worth of Suboxone, an opioid addiction treatment, according to Hunter Shkolnik, an attorney for the counties.Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on OH Opioid MDL Trial

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Source: Law360
The Sixth Circuit on Thursday rejected eleventh-hour bids by the Ohio attorney general and drug companies to block an upcoming bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation accusing drugmakers of fueling the opioid crisis, rejecting the state’s arguments that the counties in the case are usurping its authority. “Cuyahoga County is very pleased to see that both writs…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Purdue Family Building Purchase

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Source: Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach County was the epicenter of the opioid crisis. Now it’s home to an office of the family whose company has been blamed for the opioid epidemic. The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, paid $6.8 million for the Glidden Spina Architecture building, which is in the Palm Beach area. The building purchase was…Read the article