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Little-known makers of generic drugs played central role in opioid crisis, records show by The Washington Post

"Douglas S. Boothe was the leader of a little-known generic-drug maker seven years ago when federal agents approached his company with an urgent plea: Slash production of an addictive pain medication that was fueling a national crisis."

July 27, 2019 | Read Article

‘We were addicted to their pill, but they were addicted to the money’ by The Washington Post

"America’s largest drug companies flooded the country with pain pills from 2006 through 2012, even when it became apparent that they were fueling addiction and overdoses. The Post shared its findings with a group of recovering addicts in southwest Virginia and asked them to respond."

July 21, 2019 | Watch Video

The biggest civil trial in U.S. history will start with these Ohio counties by The Washington Post

"...last week’s revelation that drug companies saturated the United States with 76 billion pain pills over seven years shows that no corner of the country escaped the drug crisis. Two other drugstores in this city of 80,000 placed second and fifth on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of Cuyahoga County locations."

July 21, 2019 | Read Article

An onslaught of pills, hundreds of thousands of deaths: Who is accountable? by The Washington Post

"The origin, evolution and astonishing scale of America’s catastrophic opioid epidemic just got a lot clearer. The drug industry — the pill manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers — found it profitable to flood some of the most vulnerable communities in America with billions of painkillers."

July 20, 2019 | Read Article

Report Exposes Data, Unconscionable Business Of Opioid Epidemic by MSNBC

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow shares details about the number of opioids being distributed in the United States, first reported by The Washington Post and West Virginia's Charleston Gazette-Mail, giving the public easy, searchable access to a database.

July 19, 2019 | Watch Video

Spangenberg Firm Appointed to Leadership in Opiate MDL by Spangenberg Shibley & Liber

"Cleveland has become the focal point of efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic....The multi-district litigation (MDL) consists of hundreds of lawsuits brought by cities, counties, and hospitals against the manufacturers and distributors of opiates like OxyContin, Percocet, and Hydrocodone—the drugs that helped spawn the epidemic."

January 31, 2018 | Read Article