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Dec 12, 2019

Kaul joins nation’s AGs in support of FIGHT Fentanyl Act

Wisconsin is joining a national effort calling for Congress to permanently classify fentanyl and related substances as Schedule I drugs.

Sep 16, 2019

States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement

The opioid epidemic has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones. But a curious divide has opened up.

Aug 26, 2019

Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment

An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help abate the problem in the coming years.

Jul 29, 2019

Big question in opioid suits: How to divide any settlement

The roughly 2,000 state and local governments suing the drug industry over the deadly opioid crisis have yet to see any verdicts or reach any big national settlements but are already tussling with each other over how to divide any money they collect.

Jul 19, 2019

Wausau doctor pleads guilty to prescription fraud

A former Aspirus Wausau doctor has pleaded guilty to prescription fraud.

Jun 18, 2019

NYC doctor pleads guilty to manslaughter in overdose deaths

A doctor who now lives in Sheboygan and previously ran a clinic in Queens, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the overdose deaths of three patients who had taken prescription drugs.

Jun 6, 2019

Opioid maker agrees to pay $225M to settle federal probes

An opioid manufacturer has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve federal investigations into allegations that it paid kickbacks and used other illegal marketing tactics to sell a powerful fentanyl spray, authorities said Wednesday.

Jun 6, 2019

Doctor accused of murder in 25 patient overdose deaths

An Ohio doctor was charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who, authorities say, were killed with deliberate overdoses of painkillers, many of them administered by other medical workers on his orders.

May 16, 2019

Kaul files lawsuit over prescription opioids

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is one of five state AGs who filed new lawsuits Thursday against the maker of Oxycontin.

May 6, 2019

Milwaukee unveils new program to help reduce overdose deaths

Milwaukee officials say they're working on a plan to help stem the opioid crisis by making access to treatment easier and following up with people who have overdosed.


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