By | May 3, 2019

New Opioid Strike Force Charges 31 Rural Doctors Over Deadly Prescription Practices and Health Care Fraud

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released information about the “largest prescription opioid enforcement effort ever undertaken.” Armed federal agents carried out search warrants and arrested dozens of medical professionals… Read More

By | January 30, 2019

New York City Includes CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, WalMart & Sackler Family in Opioid Lawsuit

Americans did not take billions of addictive opioid pills by accident. At every level of the pharmaceutical supply chain, from pharma executives to pharmacy managers, people who had a responsibility to look… Read More

By | April 4, 2018

Verdict: AbbVie, Makers of AndroGel, Ordered to Pay $3.2 Million in Retrial

An Illinois jury on Monday ordered AbbVie Inc. to pay $3.2 million in a retrial after the company’s AndroGel product caused an Oregon man’s heart attack. AndroGel is a testosterone-based gel medication… Read More

By | January 30, 2018

Opioid Lawyers Prepare to Step in for Government on Ending the National Crisis

A year since its annual death toll surpassed that of the entire Vietnam war, three months since it was declared a public health emergency and mere weeks since it was named a… Read More

By | January 5, 2018

Communities Sue Pill-Makers as Overdose Deaths Contribute to Decline in American Life Expectancy

American adults expect that, on average, they have a good chance of living longer, healthier lives than their parents. They hope their own kids can say the same thing. For the second… Read More

By | October 13, 2017

AbbVie Ordered to Pay $140 Million For Not Disclosing Dangers of Low-T Drug

On October 5th, a federal court in Chicago reached a verdict that found drug company AbbVie liable to pay a plaintiff over $140 million due to a heart attack allegedly caused by… Read More

By | September 20, 2017

New Study Underscores Long-Term Damage Communities Will Suffer Because of Big Pharma’s Opioid Spree

American communities that have been hollowed out by the ongoing opioid epidemic are only now starting to come to grips with the scope of the damage. While the death toll is staggering,… Read More

By | August 22, 2017

After $417M Loss, Johnson & Johnson Still Refuses to Acknowledge Suffering of Misinformed Talc Consumers

In the first talc trial to be held before a state jury in California, multinational pharma giant Johnson & Johnson lost $417 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a Los Angeles… Read More

By | August 10, 2017

Communities Band Together to Fight Opioid Epidemic in Nationwide Lawsuit

At a vital turning point in opioid litigation, law firms like Simmons Hanly Conroy are now casting their net beyond chronic pain patients, whose lawsuits against opioid makers have generated millions in… Read More

By | August 2, 2017

Makers of Blood Pressure Drug Benicar Settle 2,300 Lawsuits in a Federal N.J. Court

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., a Tokyo-based drug maker worth an estimated $12.4 billion, agreed to settle nearly 2,300 patient lawsuits against its blood pressure medication Benicar® (olmesartan medoxomil) and its sister medications Benicar… Read More

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