"Big Pharma helped to fuel this epidemic by deceptively peddling these risky drugs and hooking millions of Americans in exchange for profit", New York Mayor Bill de Blasiosaid in a news release. "It needs a national solution".
New York City has filed a $500 million lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against pharmaceutical companies including Stamford-headquartered Purdue Pharma in connection to the city's opioid crisis.
A campaign donor pleaded guilty to trying to bribe Mayor Bill de Blasio in exchange for a lease renewal with favorable terms for his restaurant on city-owned property.
The city is claiming that opioid manufacturers have burdened the health and finances of New York's government by employing deceptive marketing to sell inordinate amounts of unsafe and addictive drugs to citizens. The Justice Department ramped up pressure on so-called sanctuary cities, like New York City, seeking public safety grant money, warning state and local officials they could be legally forced to prove they are cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
According to the news release, the lawsuit, which was filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges that the opioid crisis was caused by the deceptive marketing of drugmakers, and by distributors bringing large amounts of prescription painkillers into the NY market - all of which has caused the city to spend millions of dollars on substance abuse treatment programs, hospital services, emergency medical services, law enforcement, among other costs. Landrieu, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, called the meeting "untenable". Chicago sued Big Pharma in 2014, and several other cities have followed suit or are considering doing so. The suit is similar to others filed by hundreds of city, local and state governments around the nation. In the end four tobacco manufacturers were forced to pay out over $200 billion in settlements, and a similar scenario could play out for the now accused drug companies. Philadelphia and DE each filed lawsuits in recent days. At least two of the companies named in the suit - Janssen and Purdue Pharma - have already denied the accusations, so this litigation could certainly be a long, uphill battle that may not yield any dividends.
The most expensive gas price averages in Tennessee were in Jackson at $2.40, Nashville at $2.38 and Kingsport-Bristol at $2.37. The EIA expects domestic production to reach 10.8 million barrels per day in 2019 and surpass 11 million in November 2019.
He fully earned his reward in the tiebreak to level the match, but Nadal restored his lead in the third with a solitary break. Some timely hitting from the Argentine had Nadal on the defensive and a forehand victor brought the second to a tiebreak.
And although that future won't happen overnight, we can already take a glimpse of the luxurious all-electric auto market. Anyway, it's nice to see Marchionne finally feeling some pressure to make electric cars.
The cricketer wants the decision to be taken out of the hands of the on-field umpires and third umpire to have the say. Australia had been managing their run chase well until Smith's controversial dismissal at the end of the 34th over.
Strong said the Ethics Committee, which investigates harassment claims, will investigate the allegations against Meehan. Patrick Meehan , R-7 of Chadds Ford, used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment complaint from a former staffer.
WWE has released cruiserweight champion Enzo Amore from his contract, following a sexual assault allegation against the wrestler. Enzo Amore was scheduled to defend his cruiserweight title against Cedric Alexander at the Royal Rumble this coming Sunday.
Cathaoirleach of Ennis Sinn Féin Tommy Guilfoyle is confident Mary Lou is the woman to drive the party forward. According to RTE , the new president of the party said she was looking forward to the future of Sinn Féin.
So, as ten ASEAN countries' leaders arrive, PM Modi will hold bilateral meetings with all except Cambodian PM Hun Sen. Look East Policy is an essential element of our foreign policy, while we have a shared culture through Buddhism.
Former Cards coach Pitino potential candidate for NBA Bucks
Hours after the Kidd firing, Milwaukee picked up a 109-105 win over the Phoenix Suns at home. "It's not all on one person". Of those 10 players, only two - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob Lanier - played for at least five seasons with the Bucks.
New York Giants officially name Pat Shurmur head coach
Unfortunately for Shurmur, his final game overlooking the Vikings offense wasn't the best kind of impression to give the Giants. The New York Giants have made several internal changes since the decision to fire head coach Ben McAdoo in early December.
UKIP leader Henry Bolton insists he will not resign
A third resignation came as trade and industry spokesman William Dartmouth MEP, confirmed he would be standing down, too. Neil Hamilton, UKIP's Wales leader, is also among senior party figures calling on Mr Bolton to resign.
Republican congressman removed from ethics committee
In addition, Ryan is urging the Pennsylvania congressman to "repay the taxpayer funds" he swiped in order to settle the complaint. John Conyers , D-Mich., retired in December while facing an ethics investigation into sexual harassment claims.
15-Year-Old Girl Injured in Shooting at Texas High School
She said he sent her a text that he saw the gunman walk up and shoot the girl in the neck and chest in the school's cafeteria. First responders joining ECSO were the Department of Public Safety, Hill County Sheriff's Office, and the Texas Rangers.