28 Counties Sues Major Opioid Manufacturers For Cost Of Crisis

US | Nick Givas
A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/George Frey )

‘Central role in causing this crisis’

Nonprofits Accept Millions In 'Blood Money' From American Drug Cartel

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton and Steve Birr
A teenager's hand with a syringe closeup. (Shutterstock/waewkid)

‘Their money is blood money and should be shunned by all respectable charities’

28 Wisconsin Counties Hit Big Pharma With Separate Lawsuits

US | Steve Birr
Oxycodone is the generic name for a range of opoid pain killing tablets. Prescription bottle for Oxycodone tablets and pills on metal table for opioid epidemic illustration (Shutterstock/Steve Heap)

‘Bearing the brunt of the costs of this crisis’

American Cartel: This Family Made Billions From Prescription Opioids While Giving Nothing To Help Addicts

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
A teenager's hand with a syringe closeup. (Shutterstock/waewkid)

OxyContin produced billions for the Sacklers, but the family won’t donate to addicts

Communities Rally To Sue Big Pharma For Igniting Addiction Epidemic

US | Steve Birr
NORWICH, CT - MARCH 23: Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

‘Suffering the devastating effects’

Is This Family Behind America's Addiction Epidemic?

US | Steve Birr
Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey

‘Minimized opioid risks, especially the risk of addiction’

Lawsuit Rips 'Deceitful' Drug Makers Who 'Raked In Billions' Spreading Addiction

US | Steve Birr
Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey

‘Fraudulent conduct that has brought misery’

Overdose Ravaged Ohio Goes After Big Pharma Companies 'Peddling' Prescription Drugs

US | Steve Birr
Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey

‘Smooth pitches and glossy brochures that downplayed the risks’

Declining Opioid Scripts May Be Leaving Patients To Struggle With Addiction

US | Steve Birr
Opioids in a baggie. David Smart/Shutterstock.com

‘It’s not that hard to procure opioids illegally’