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Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states, including NC

"While this plan is far from perfect, allowing it to move forward now is the best way to ensure that billions of dollars in desperately-needed funding flows to the communities in North Carolina," Stein said.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and formally admitted its role in the opioid crisis.

US officials: OxyContin maker to plead to 3 criminal charges

Justice Department officials tell The Associated Press that Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion.

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker reached a $260 million settlement with two Ohio counties over the deadly havoc wreaked by opioids, just hours before the first federal trial over the crisis was about to begin Monday.

North Carolina AG sues family that owns Purdue Pharma

North Carolina's attorney general is the latest to file a lawsuit against the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as part of an effort to address the opioid epidemic.

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.

Emails: Purdue executive cast blame on opioid victims

A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, cast blame on victims of the opioid epidemic in nearly 20-year-old emails, saying "abusers aren't victims," according to a court filing announced Tuesday in Connecticut.

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller.

OxyContin maker gets patent for drug to treat opioid addiction

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has received a patent designed to treat opioid addiction.

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EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic ‘forever chemicals’

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