Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy in the first step in a complex, multibillion-dollar plan by the maker of OxyContin to settle thousands of lawsuits brought against it by state and local governments over the nation's deadly opioid disaster.
Purdue Pharma, the maker of the painkiller OxyContin, is expected to file for bankruptcy after attempts to reach a settlement over its role in the opioid crisis came to a standstill, state attorneys general involved in the talks said Saturday.
Dr. Ramin Oskoui speaks on criminally prosecuting drug companies as opioid drug addiction and deaths are on the rise.
FOX 5's Melissa Howell reports.
FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald reports.
Dr. Roger Klein, a physician and an attorney, joined "5@630" to voice his support President Donald Trump declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat the problem.
One advocate for treating opioid addiction believes the answer lies in legalized medicinal marijuana. Joe Schrank has detailed efforts to use cannabis as a conduit to wean addicts from using of harmful opioids as part of High Sobriety, a California-based treatment program. He joined us The Final 5 to discuss more.
FOX 5's Lauren DeMarco reports.