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opioid epidemic

Maryland Court of Appeals
May 18, 2022

Md. high court upholds subpoena of overdose data from Baltimore fire department

A Baltimore grand jury may subpoena the city’s fire department for nearly 18 months' worth of opioid overdose response records, Maryland’s top court ruled.

Jun 18, 2019

Insys bankruptcy could complicate some Md. opioid cases

Insys Therapeutics’ decision to declare bankruptcy last week won’t halt Maryland’s administrative charges against the opioid manufacturer but could affect lawsuits by cities and counties currently pending in state and federal court. Insys, which manufactures the opioid spray Subsys, filed for Chapter 11 protection on June 10 after agreeing to pay $225 million to resolve […[...]

Jun 11, 2019

Howard County fatal overdoses down as non-fatal overdoses rise

Howard County appears to have found a way to significantly reduce in its number of fatal opioid-related overdose deaths even as those deaths grew around the state. But the county’s success with death rates though came with a troubling trend: Even as fatal overdoses fell, the number of non-fatal overdoses the county tracks rose. The […]

May 17, 2019

Howard County latest to sue opioid companies

Howard County became at least the 15th in the state to file suit against opioid manufacturers and distributors Friday. The lawsuit was filed in Howard County Circuit Court and alleges companies such as Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, failed to disclose the risks of addiction and continued to tell doctors and consumers that opioids […]

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