Last night Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to move forward a settlement that would shield the Sacklers and the family firm from over 2,600 opioid lawsuits, The New York Times reports.

In the US and Canada, pro-sterilization policies aimed at controlling indigenous populations are widely regarded as a shameful relic of colonization and 20th century eugenics.   In the 1960s and 1970s, thousands of indigenous women underwent the procedure—shrinking families…

For months, Purdue Pharma has been negotiating a $10-12 billion settlement that would resolve some 2,000 lawsuits against the company, NBC News reported yesterday—a day after a landmark ruling against Johnson & Johnson for its role in Oklahoma’s opioid crisis.  

A judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay Oklahoma $572 million yesterday in a landmark ruling on the corporation’s role in the state’s opioid crisis, The New York Times reports.   Judge Thad Balkman lambasted the company for “false, misleading, and dangerous marketing…

This afternoon an Oklahoma judge will deliver a landmark ruling that will determine Johnson & Johnson's responsibility for the opioid epidemic in the state—to the tune of $17.2 billion in possible damages, CNN reports.  

The path from an ER visit or hospital stay to a courtroom lawsuit has become so familiar to the people of rural Missouri that they call it the “follow-up appointment.” Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center is like many financially troubled rural hospitals. Facing $84…

The Sackler family knew they were in deep water over OxyContin, according to a 2008 family memo. The document reveals the family’s inner workings as the legal fallout from Purdue Pharma’s marketing tactics took hold. In the memo, a head of the clan warned that the family…

Hundreds of millions of dollars in damages have been awarded to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a diaper bag staple, Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. Their lawyers convinced juries that tiny talc particles could make their way through a woman’s…