Texas County Sues Big Pharma over Alleged Role in Opioid Epidemic

Attorneys for a county in East Texas announced Wednesday they filed a lawsuit in federal court against more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies for their alleged roles in the opioid painkiller epidemic gripping the state and the nation.

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Texan Sentenced for Role in Fentanyl Distribution Ring

A U.S. district court judge sentenced a Texas man to serve 20 years in federal prison for his role in a large-scale fentanyl distribution ring where he sold up to 10 grams a day of a designer version of the dangerous synthetic opioid.

Fentanyl is a potent prescription painkiller which is extremely addictive, leading people to seek out illegal copycat versions

Woman Sentenced for Role in Texas Opioid ‘Pill Mill’

United States Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas announced Monday that a federal judge sentenced a Louisiana woman to six and a half years in prison for her role in a massive opioid “pill mill” ring.

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Portman Touts CARA During GOP Weekly Address

During Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) promoted the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, a piece of legislation designed to address opioid addictions. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “I’m Senator Rob Portman. I’m here in Ohio today

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