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Md. files charges against Purdue Pharma owners for opioid epidemic

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh filed an administrative action against the owners and former directors of Purdue Pharma Thursday, alleging they deceived the public and profited from a campaign to increase the prescription and use of their opioids, including ...

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Diversion programs may be harmful to your job search

Here are some news items to get your week started. — Participation in pretrial diversion could be a roadblock to federal employment. — California case questions constitutionality of fining wrongdoers who cannot pay. — Does polygamy violate legal ethics? — ...

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Drug companies seek consolidation of Anne Arundel, Baltimore opioid lawsuits

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys for opioid manufacturers and distributors argued Monday that Anne Arundel County’s lawsuit against them should be consolidated with Baltimore’s for more efficient pretrial proceedings. The defendants say the Baltimore case is “substantially similar” to the county’s and the Maryland ...

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Md. hires Baltimore, California firms to work on potential opioid litigation

A group of law firms, including one based in Maryland, will work with the state as outside counsel on possible litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The Board of Public Works approved the contract Wednesday, allowing the Maryland Office of ...

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Opioid industry continues push to dismiss Baltimore’s lawsuit

Opioid manufacturers and distributors told a judge Thursday that Baltimore’s massive consumer protection lawsuit against them should be dismissed because of pleading and causation issues. The pharmaceutical companies, which make and distribute prescription opioids such as Oxycontin, are accused of engaging in ...

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