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Opioids Prescribed to Pregnant Women Tied to Birth Defects

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Opioids Prescribed to Pregnant Women Tied to Birth Defects

With over 27 million Americans using an illicit or prescription opioid on a routine basis, it’s quite clear that opioid use impacts many facets of our society. The epidemic kills an average of 70,000 people per year – and the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, in fact, worsens widespread drug use. But many of those it doesn’t kill live out their lives with complications. Recently, sales...

Marketing Efforts Created the Crisis that led to Opioid Lawsuits

Opioid Lawsuits

Marketing Efforts Created the Crisis that led to Opioid Lawsuits

As courtrooms continue to fill with opioid lawsuits across the U.S., researchers provide more insight into the role that pharmaceutical companies played. A recent study revealed a connection between the amount of money spent on opioid-related marketing and the number of overdose deaths in various counties across the U.S. The study showed that pharmaceutical marketing of opioids towards...

America’s Opioid Usage Seeps into the Environment

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America’s Opioid Usage Seeps into the Environment

Opioids detected in mussels found on the coast of the Pacific Northwest correlate to high usage in nearby cities.

Shellfish in Washington State have tested positive for the prescription opioid, oxycodone, a powerful painkiller. Scientists from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife found traces of the painkiller in the tissues of native bay mussels in Puget Sound near Seattle....

Lawyers Fight to Give Voice to Babies Affected by Opioids

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Lawyers Fight to Give Voice to Babies Affected by Opioids

In the ongoing legal battle for justice for opioid victims, attorneys argue that newborns should be separated into a different track from other cases.

A sprawling collection of opioid-related cases is currently moving forward as part of a multi-district litigation (MDL). But the attorneys representing babies injured by opioids are arguing for a separate track for their...

Opioids, Birth Defects, and Fetal Health

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Opioids, Birth Defects, and Fetal Health

As concern grows over the rise in opioid related deaths, we must also consider how the drugs affect the youngest victims and the link to birth defects in developing babies.

The damages wrought by the opioid epidemic continue to increase. The American Medical Association reports that the number of deaths directly related to synthetic opioids has risen above...

The Latest on Opioid Litigation From Every Angle

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The Latest on Opioid Litigation From Every Angle

A recent conference brought together speakers from all sides to assess the issues surrounding an increasing number of opioid epidemic-related lawsuits.

Waters & Kraus’s Seattle-based attorney, Kay Gunderson Reeves, was in Dallas on June 28, 2018, to attend the first Perrin Opioid Litigation Conference. Lawyers, doctors, psychologists, insurers, and...

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