$150 Million Multistate Settlement in Principle With Opioid Manufacturer to Help Combat Opioid Crisis

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Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced today a $150 million multistate settlement in principle with opioid manufacturer Hikma Pharmaceuticals (Hikma) for its role in fueling the opioid crisis. Hikma produces a range of branded and generic opioid products and sells hundreds of millions of opioid doses every year. According to the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, from 2006 to 2021, Hikma…

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Community Overdose Action Town Hall Series Begins in Dorchester County

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Lt. Governor Aruna Miller joined Special Secretary of Opioid Response Emily Keller, and local officials in Cambridge for the first of Maryland’s Overdose Action Town Hall Series. During the event, Lt. Governor Miller and administration officials heard directly from community members, who shared their ideas and insight on how the state can better address the…

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VIDEO | Del., Md. Part Of Massive Proposed Opioid Settlement

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Maryland, Delaware and other states have announced a massive settlement proposal with the three largest distributors of opioids in the United States – Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen – as well as manufacturer, Johnson and Johnson. According to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, the states had been investigating allegations that the companies engaged in a…

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Delaware Attorney General suing pharma family over their role in the opioid crisis

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Attorney General Kathy Jennings Monday sued seven members of the Sackler family for their alleged role in creating and sustaining the opioid crisis in Delaware. The individuals named in the Delaware Superior Court complaint controlled and directed opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma’s two-decade course of falsely and deceptively marketing opioids, sowing the seeds of an epidemic…

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Delaware DPH Director to Testify Before Congress on Opioid Crisis

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Dr. Karyl Rattay, the Director of Delaware’s Division of Public Health will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform regarding the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. The hearing, which will take place on Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. will focus on the coordination of national drug control efforts including efforts to expand…

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