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Heir: Sacklers won’t settle unless freed from opioid suits

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Members of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma won’t contribute billions of dollars to a legal settlement unless they get off the hook for all current and future lawsuits over the company’s activities, one of them told a ...

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Doctor pleads guilty in drug case

Matthew Bennett, 49, of Clarence, who was convicted of unlawfully distributing and dispensing oxycodone, a controlled substance, was sentenced to 36 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara on Monday. The defendant has also surrendered his medical ...

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Man sentenced for importing drugs

Joshua Buerman, 27, of Williamson, who was convicted of conspiracy to import and distribute more than 15 kilograms of Methylone, a Schedule I controlled substance, has been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer to 108 months in ...

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Police: Mom used kiss to give jailed son drugs

PENN YAN — Police say a woman passed drugs to her son while kissing him when she visited him in a county jail. Sheriff’s deputies in Yates County tell local media outlets that 54-year-old Kimberly Margeson of Penn Yan was ...

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FDA’s fast-tracking of drugs called ‘risky’

The Food and Drug Administration’s expedited approval of drugs like the blood thinner Pradaxa may be endangering U.S. consumers, according to a new column in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “Although enabling new drugs with a favorable benefit-to-harm ...

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Drugs: United States v. Chowdhury

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Drugs Sentencing Factors and Disparities United States v. Chowdhury 09-3442-cr Appealed from the Northern District of New York Background: The question presented is whether the district court engaged in clearly erroneous fact-finding that led ...

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Five convicted of conspiring to sell drugs

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Tuesday that five defendants pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell Oxycontin pills. Appearing before Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M, Skretny ...

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