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Sacklers threaten to scrap opioid deal if they aren’t shielded from lawsuits

Enlarge / PURDUE PHARMA, STAMFORD, CT, UNITED STATES – 2019/09/12: Members of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) and Truth Pharm staged a protest on September 12, 2019 outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, over their recent controversial opioid settlement. Getty | Erik McGregor Lawyers for OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma filed a new complaint late Wednesday threatening …

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Alleged kingpin of massive, deadly fentanyl-laced pill scheme stands trial

Enlarge Getty | John Moore Utah man Aaron Shamo, 29, will stand trial starting today, Monday August 12, over federal charges that he allegedly ran a deadly, multimillion-dollar counterfeit opioid racket on the black market amid the country’s devastating opioid epidemic. Federal prosecutors allege that Shamo and his accomplices pressed hundreds of thousands of counterfeit …

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