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Kentucky Senate leader plans Purdue Pharma settlement probe

Senate President Robert Stivers says Kentucky was shortchanged in the Purdue Pharma settlement.

States say they’ll keep lawsuits against Purdue on hold

State attorneys general with pending lawsuits against Purdue Pharma are asking for more time to continue negotiating.

Purdue Pharma proposes $200M for opioid crisis

The offer gives a judge another element to consider as he decides whether to allow suits to move ahead against members of the Sackler family.

AP Exclusive: Colleges got $60M-plus from OxyContin family

At least nine schools accepted gifts before recent lawsuits blaming Purdue Pharma for its role in the opioid crisis.

Report: Opioids settlement won’t fix areas hardest hit

In a report released Wednesday, Moody's Investors Service found the deal would help state and local governments but likely would not reverse the social or economic problems.

Kentucky lawmaker seeks probe of Purdue Pharma settlement

Senate President Robert Stivers said Tuesday he'll introduce the joint resolution - which carries the force of law - on the first day of the 2020 legislative session in January.

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

The lawyers for the local governments say the first federal trial on the matter scheduled to start Oct. 21 in Cleveland should still move ahead.

Kentucky hospitals suing opioid makers

A group of Kentucky hospitals is suing dozens of opioid makers and distributors saying the companies misrepresented the benefits and dangers of the painkiller.

Former head of Purdue Pharma defends company’s marketing of OxyContin in video deposition

In a newly obtained video deposition, the former head of the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma defended the company and the marketing of their signature pain killer: OxyContin.

Court lets Purdue Pharma court records be made public

The secret testimony from former Purdue Pharma President Richard Sackler and other records in a Kentucky opioids lawsuit must be made public after the state Supreme Court declined to review an earlier ruling.

OxyContin maker says lawsuit aims to ‘vilify’

New York is suing the billionaire family behind OxyContin, alleging the drugmaker fueled the opioid crisis by putting hunger for profits over patient safety.

Beshear: $1.5 million of Purdue Pharma settlement funds to support drug prevention, treatment

Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced that his office is transferring $1.5 million of Purdue Pharma Settlement funds that will support Operation UNITE.

Kentucky AG asks judge to halt Bevin’s lawsuit

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has asked a judge to stop the state's Republican governor from trying to recover $4.2 million a Louisville law firm received as part of a state settlement against Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma.

Ky. attorney general denies involvement in opioid settlement

Kentucky Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has repeatedly told lawmakers he had no involvement with a $24 million settlement against a pharmaceutical company.

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