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OxyContin maker Purdue pleads guilty to charges related to opioid crisis

Company admits it impeded efforts to combat the deadly crisis The Associated Press OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma has formally admitted its role in the opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. … Continue reading

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Provinces pursue OxyContin maker for $67B US in costs associated with Canada’s opioid crisis | CBC News

‘Staggering’ claims against Purdue Pharma filed in U.S. bankruptcy court OxyContin was introduced as a pain medication about two decades ago, marking what addiction experts recognize as the beginning of the opioid crisis. (Toby Talbot/The Associated Press) (Toby Talbot/The Associated … Continue reading

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Three tobacco corporations guilty of concealing risks of smoking ordered to pay over $13.5 Billion in damages and granted creditor protection

Imperial Tobacco spokesman Eric Gagnon speaks to reporters on March 1, 2019. RYAN REMIORZ/THE CANADIAN PRESS — “Earlier this month, the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld a 2015 ruling in a lower court that found the tobacco companies (Imperial Tobacco, … Continue reading

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