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US jury rules that three pharmacies bear responsibility for opioid crisis in parts of Ohio
A federal judge will assess penalties in the case against the companies.
The US is suing Walmart over the opioid crisis
The opioid crisis has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the US since 1999.
Pharma giant Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle US opioid crisis cases
The cases against Purdue seek to address the costs of millions of Americans sinking into addiction.
Pharma company that makes painkiller Oxycontin to offer over $10 billion to settle claims in US
Purdue Pharma said it “sees little good coming from years of wasteful litigation”.
Explainer: Why a US court ruling could be a turning point in one of the country's worst-ever drug epidemics
A landmark ruling against Johnson & Johnson was made in Oklahoma yesterday.
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay over $570 million in landmark opioid trial
A US judged ordered the healthcare giant to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis.
The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers
The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.
Donald Trump has suggested the 'ultimate penalty' for drug dealers
“We’re going to have to be very strong on penalties,” Trump said today.