Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

Palm Beach County Suing Drugmakers Over Opioids

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Source: Daily Business Review
New York’s Napoli Shkolnik and Stull, Stull & Brody and the Ferraro Law Firm in Miami filed suit along with the county attorney’s office. The county is seeking to recover damages for use of public resources to fight the opioid crisis. The lawsuit focuses on the growing problem of people becoming addicted to prescription painkillers,…Read the article

Portland, ME Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

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Source: CBS13 WGME
The City of Portland said it filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids in response to the growing opioid epidemic in the city. The defendants include Purdue Pharmaceuticals and its affiliates, Cephalon, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its affiliates, Endo Pharmaceuticals and its affiliates, Actavis and its affiliates, Watson Laboratories, Mallinckrodt,…Read the article

Portland, Maine Part of Opioid Lawsuit Against Big Pharma

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Source: Seattle Times
Portland officials filed their lawsuit Thursday afternoon in Cumberland County Superior Court. The city’s seeking damages from drug makers and some doctors involved in distribution of the drugs. The city of Portland (Maine) says in a statement its lawsuit’s in response to “the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has…Read the article

Palm Beach County Joined Opioid Litigation

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Source: Sun Sentinel
Palm Beach County has joined a growing list of local governments accusing drug makers, distributors and pharmacies of putting profits ahead of the public’s health and fueling an opioid epidemic that has cost taxpayers millions of dollars. About 600 people died of opioid overdoses in Palm Beach County this past year, making it one of…Read the article

Portland, ME Suing Pharma Companies Over Opioids

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Source: Bellingham Herald
Maine’s largest city is suing a host of pharmaceutical companies over the toll of the nationwide opioid abuse epidemic locally. Portland officials filed their lawsuit Thursday afternoon in Cumberland County Superior Court. The city’s seeking damages from drug makers and some doctors involved in distribution of the drugs. The city is being represented by an…Read the article

Otsego County Hires Napoli Shkolnik For Opioid Litigation

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Source: Daily Star
The Otsego County Board of Representatives voted to unanimously to hire the law firm of Napoli Shkolnik to handle a potential lawsuit against the manufactures and distributors of prescription opioids. Napoli Shkolnik is a New York City firm that specializes in opioids cases.Read the article

Augusta, Maine Considering Joining Opioid Litigation

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Source: CentralMaine.com
Augusta city councilors on Thursday are expected to decide whether the city should join with other municipalities and counties in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over claims that information was withheld information about how addictive their drugs could be. Drug overdoses killed a record 418 Mainers last year, an 11 percent increase over the 376…Read the article

Leading Pain Doctors Face Opioid Lawsuits

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Source: Yahoo! Finance
Four of the nation’s leading pain doctors, who spearheaded a medical movement to treat chronic pain with opioid drugs, have been named as co-defendants in scores of lawsuits filed by cities and counties against opioid manufacturers. The lawsuits allege that the doctors allowed themselves to be used by manufacturers, as part of a false, industrywide…Read the article

Cattaraugus County Declares Opioid Epidemic A Nuisance

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Source: Olean Times Herald
The Cattaraugus County Legislature on Wednesday officially declared the county’s heroin/opioid epidemic a public nuisance. The measure, which passed 14-0 with one abstention, is titled, “Local Law Declaring the Opioid Epidemic and Its Effects on Cattaraugus County A Public Nuisance and Establishing a Cost Recovery Procedure for the County’s Expenditures Incurred in Providing Services Related…Read the article

Town of Cheektowaga, NY Set To Join Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: Cheektowaga Chronicle
The Town of Cheektowaga is following a national trend and will be filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers of opioid drugs because they say their negligence has led to the heroin epidemic. Town lawmakers say the drug manufacturers, distributors, and key opinion leaders have violated New York’s General Business Law in creating this public health…Read the article