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STAMFORD, Conn. | Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon was placed Friday in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid crisis. Artist Domenic Esposito and art gallery owner Fernando Alvarez dropped the sculpture at the company’s … Continue reading STAMFORD, Conn. | Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

Correction: Museum-Opioid Protest story

NEW YORK /March 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Activists protesting a prominent donor family’s link to the opioid crisis unfurled banners and scattered pill bottles inside New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday. The New York Times reports that the protest started just after 4 p.m. Saturday inside the museum’s Sackler Wing. The wing is … Continue reading Correction: Museum-Opioid Protest story

Attorney General Fox Sues Maker Of Prescription Opioid OxyContin

HELENA, MT/December 4, 2017 (STL.News) At a press conference Monday, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced his office filed a consumer protection lawsuit in Montana District Court against Purdue Pharma LLC., for ongoing deceptive marketing practices involving its prescription opioids, including OxyContin. “Pharmaceutical companies that knowingly and deceptively harm consumers must be held accountable,” said … Continue reading Attorney General Fox Sues Maker Of Prescription Opioid OxyContin

South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis

COLUMBIA, SC/August 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with the state’s top prosecutor suing the maker of OxyContin. Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday announced the state had sued Purdue Pharma, accusing the maker of … Continue reading South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis

Report: DEA records show W. Va. flooded with painkillers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)(STL.News) — Drug wholesalers shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia in just six years, a period when 1,728 people fatally overdosed on these two painkillers, according to an investigation by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. That amounts to 433 of the frequently abused opioid pills for every man, woman and child … Continue reading Report: DEA records show W. Va. flooded with painkillers