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Judicial panel centralizes opioid lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors in Ohio MDL

December 15th, 2017

Dozens of lawsuits filed against opioid manufacturers by state and local governments have been consolidated in a federal multidistrict litigation. …

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Posted in Class Actions, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Drugs, HO&P Blog, Medical Malpractice, Multidistrict Litigation, News, Opioid Painkillers, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical Liability, Products Liability |

Health officials call on FDA to ban OxyContin and other high-dose opioid painkillers

November 27th, 2017

Heath experts are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban OxyContin and other high-dose opioid painkillers from the …

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Posted in Consumer Protection, Dangerous Drugs, Fentanyl, HO&P Blog, News, Opioid Painkillers, Pharmaceutical Liability |

Opioid manufacturers face Arkansas class action over painkillers marketing

October 9th, 2017

Several opioid manufacturers are facing a class action lawsuit in Arkansas over the sale and marketing of prescription painkillers in …

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Oklahoma doctor charged with 2nd degree murder in patient deaths from opioids, other medications

October 3rd, 2017

An Oklahoma doctor has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the overdose deaths of five patients who were …

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Posted in Dangerous Drugs, HO&P Blog, Medical Malpractice, News, Opioid Painkillers, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical Liability |

Combined use of painkillers and anxiety drugs increases overdose risk, study finds

April 5th, 2017

Patients who are prescribed a class of anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines in combination with opioid painkillers are significantly more …

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