opioids

Physician’s Aide Must Face Opioid Charges; Doc Ducks Them

A physician’s assistant charged with pretending to be a doctor and handing out unnecessary opioid prescriptions will have to face some of the previously dismissed charges against him, while his supervising physician is off the hook, a New Jersey state appeals court ruled Monday…

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NY Drug Biz Says Insurer Can’t ‘Flee’ Coverage Of Legal Fees

A New York drug distributor told a Rochester federal court that Hiscox Insurance Co. shouldn’t be allowed to “flee from its coverage obligations” in a case seeking to force the insurer to advance costs for an upcoming trial over the drug distributor’s alleged role in the opioid epidemic…

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Pharma Giants Can’t Shake Ariz. Hospital’s Opioid RICO Suit

A slew of major drugmakers and distributors on Monday lost their bids to kill a suit brought by Tucson Medical Center Inc. blaming the pharmaceutical giants for financial harm the nonprofit Arizona hospital says it suffered as a result of the companies’ roles in the U.S. opioid crisis…

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