Mon, 30 September 2019
Many recent developments in litigation to hold the pharmaceutical industry responsible for American’s opioid drug addiction epidemic. A powerful judgment in Oklahoma against drug-industry giant Johnson & Johnson, a near-settlement and declaration of bankruptcy from OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, which shows deep divisions among the plaintiffs in the biggest federal suit. Settlement deadline for all defendants is October 21. Chris McGreal of The Guardian US, author of American Overdose has been covering the story.