The national settlement is expected to be the biggest single settlement in the complicated universe of litigation over the opioid epidemic in the U.S.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15 states that had previously opposed the new business model now support it.
While public health concerns are getting most of the attention, especially with the nation’s infections and hospitalizations rising, costs have become a major consideration.
With the federal stockpile drained, states are turning to each other, private industries and anyone who can donate in a desperate bid to get respirators, gloves and other supplies.
The engineer at the controls of the speeding Amtrak train that lurched off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, has no recollection of the crash and wasn't on his cellphone or using drugs or alcohol, his attorney said.
Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos.