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Oklahoma Settles Opioid Lawsuit with Teva Pharmaceuticals

Recently, an $85 million settlement between Teva Pharmaceuticals and the state of Oklahoma was signed by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman. The state maintained that Teva utilized deceptive marketing claims to promote opioids as safe and effective pain relievers while de-emphasizing the addictive properties of the drugs. The funds from the settlement are earmarked […]

July 10th, 2019 Read More
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Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit to be Decided by Judge

A Cleveland County District Judge has ruled he will decide Oklahoma’s case against several drug manufacturers for their alleged complicity in the opioid crisis currently gripping the United States in a bench trial. An article outlining this emerging story is available here. District Judge Thad Balkman made the decision to forego a jury trial during […]

May 13th, 2019 Read More
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Opioid Maker Settles $270 Million Oklahoma Lawsuit

Purdue, manufacturer of the controversial opioid OxyContin, settled a lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma Attorney General for $270 million. A detailed article on the nature of the landmark settlement is available here. A suit filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter against Purdue Pharma alleged the drug manufacturer—through aggressive marketing of OxyContin—fueled the opioid crisis […]

April 23rd, 2019 Read More