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Oxycodone: Chemical compound
Oxycodone, sold under brand name OxyContin among others, is an opioid medication used for treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is usually taken by mouth, and is available in immediate-release and controlled-release formulations. Onset of pain relief typically begins within 15 minutes and lasts for up to six hours with the immediate-release formulation. In the United Kingdom, it is available by injection. Combination products are also available with paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin.


OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states' lawyers, urged to help victims

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP got court approval on Tuesday to reimburse millions of dollars in legal fees for states that back its proposed $10 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits, but with a..
Reuters - Published

OxyContin maker Purdue gets brief shield from litigation

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP won a court order on Friday briefly pausing the sprawling opioid litigation against the company so it can try to make headway on its proposed legal settlement that it..
Reuters - Published

Judge sees benefit in pausing lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue

A U.S. Bankruptcy Judge signaled support on Friday for a six-month pause to litigation led by 24 states against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP to give the company time to settle thousands of lawsuits..
Reuters - Published

Sacklers reaped up to $13 billion from OxyContin maker, U.S. states say

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP steered up to $13 billion in profits to the company's controlling Sackler family, according to U.S. states opposing efforts to halt lawsuits alleging the company and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. states fight back against Purdue's bid to halt opioid lawsuits

U.S. state officials are due on Friday to launch a counterattack against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP over its attempt to shield the company and its controlling Sackler family from thousands of..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories September 16

Here's the latest for Monday September 16th: 49,000 UAW members strike against GM; Oil prices spike after attack in Saudi Arabia; Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy; more.  
USATODAY.com - Published

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of opioids settlement

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many state and local governments
USATODAY.com - Published

Eye Opener: The Trump administration moves to ban most flavored e-cigarettes

President Trump proposes a ban on most flavored vaping products. Also, 23 states have reached a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the nation’s opioid crisis. All that and..
CBS News - Published

Purdue Pharma in discussion on $10 billion-$12 billion offer to settle opioid lawsuits: sources

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and its owners, the Sackler family, are in discussion to settle more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, two people familiar..
Reuters - Published

Opioid drugmaker Purdue Pharma offers $10-12 billion to settle opioid claims: NBC News

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, NBC News reported on Tuesday,..
Reuters - Published

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