OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy Days After Opioid Deal With NY, Other StatesAccording to the drugmaker, the Chapter 11 bankruptcy settlement is worth $10 billion and will go towards addressing the opioid crisis.
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Refuse To Join Reported Settlement With OxyContin Maker In Opioid LawsuitConnecticut, New Jersey, and New York were among the several states saying they were not part of the agreement.
New York To Sue Family Behind OxyContin Production, MarketingThe state's attorney general filed the nation's most extensive lawsuit against drug makers for allegedly creating the opioid epidemic.
Dozens Storm Guggenheim Museum In Protest Over Donor's Alleged Ties To Opioid CrisisThe protest targeted members of the Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.
Merger Of New Jersey Care Groups Seen As Boon For Mental Health ServicesOne of the oldest and largest behavioral health systems is joining with one of the largest hospital systems in New Jersey.
New Jersey Sues OxyContin Maker Claiming It Misled PublicState Attorney General Christopher Porrino says the five-count lawsuit against Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma and two of its entities seeks undisclosed monetary damages for fraud and false claims.
Suffolk County Officials Sue OxyContin Makers, Say Drug Companies 'Pushed' Pain Pills On PublicThe lawsuit alleges that the companies are misleading the public and doctors about the addictiveness of painkillers.
Medicare Dispensed Over $4.1 Billion To SeniorsWith an overdose epidemic worsening, nearly one-third of Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for commonly abused opioids such as OxyContin and fentanyl in 2015.
Man Accused Of Robbing Long Island Pharmacy Of Cash, OxycontinA man was arrested Tuesday charged with robbing a Port Jefferson Station Rite Aid pharmacy of cash and Oxycontin pills.
Expert: L.I. Teens Taking Handfuls Of Drugs At Random At PartiesAuthorities on Long Island are warning about the hazards of so-called "Skittles" drug parties, which seem to be gaining in popularity.
Report: Prescription Drug Abuse Database Back In Operation Following Hardware ProblemThe outage frustrated some doctors, who use the system to check whether patients seeking pain pills like OxyContin have already gotten prescriptions from other physicians.
Harlem Doctor Sentenced To Prison For Writing Bogus PrescriptionsDr. Diana Williamson had hoped to avoid prison time by revealing that she suffers from a multiple personality disorder.
Chris Herren Heads Back To Staten Island To Tell Story Of Drug AddictionAbout 1,000 high school students from 13 schools filled the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Tuesday to hear from Chris Herren talk about drugs.
NYC Authorities Charge 21 With Selling Prescription Medications On Craigslist"Whether the drug deal occurs on the street corner or on the Internet, it's a crime,'' Bridget Brennan, special narcotics prosecutor for New York City, said Thursday in a statement announcing the arrests.
Prosecutors: L.I. Doctor Charged After 2 Patients Die From Oxycodone OverdoseStunning charges have been levied against a doctor accused of causing the deaths of two of his patients. In a federal indictment, the Long Island physician is charged with over-prescribing deadly doses of OxyContin.