Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

Opioids Are Personal For One Former Prosecutor

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The opioid epidemic is changing how many in criminal justice experience addiction and drug crime. We profile a former New York prosecutor who lost her sister and mother to prescription painkillers.

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Opioid Settlement In Ohio Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Two Ohio counties reached a deal Monday with the drug industry valued at about $260 million. Local officials say the money from drug makers and distributors is desperately needed to fight the crisis.

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2 Ohio Counties Reach Settlement In Lawsuit Over Opioid Epidemic

Monday, October 21, 2019

Three U.S. drug distributors and a manufacturer reached a last-minute deal with two Ohio counties Monday, avoiding what would have been the first trial in a federal case on the opioid crisis.

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Opioid Trial: 4 Companies Reach Tentative Settlement With Ohio Counties

Monday, October 21, 2019

Four defendants, including three big U.S. distributors, have struck a deal with Summit and Cuyahoga counties. It doesn't resolve thousands of other lawsuits filed against the firms across the U.S.

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Landmark Federal Opioid Trial Is Set To Begin In Cleveland

Monday, October 21, 2019

A major opioid industry trial, involving thousands of plaintiffs, gets underway Monday in Cleveland. The case could bring settlement money to thousands of communities across the country.

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Partisan Divide Grows Over Opioid Settlement Plan

Sunday, October 20, 2019

While most Republican attorneys general embrace Purdue Pharma's structured bankruptcy plan, all but two Democratic attorneys general reject it. "This is a moral issue for them," one expert says.

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Opioid Companies Try To Reach Settlements Before Trial

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Negotiations are underway as the drug industry scrambles to avoid a high profile national opioid trial set to begin on Monday.

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Seeing Autumn's Colors In The Adirondack Mountains By Canoe

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

As autumn colors peak in New York's Adirondack Mountains, we paddle a wilderness river busy with migrating ducks, kingfishers and flocks of chickadees.

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Johnson & Johnson Agrees To Pay Ohio Counties Millions In Opioid Deal

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The $20 million settlement involving the drugmaker and two Ohio counties comes as a massive federal trial is scheduled to begin in the state later this month.

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As Drugmakers Face Opioid Lawsuits, Some Ask: Why Not Criminal Charges Too?

Thursday, September 19, 2019

"The Sackler family does not belong in bankruptcy court," Rep. Max Rose said of Purdue Pharma's owners. "They belong in handcuffs." He and others want charges for drug companies linked to the crisis.

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Lawsuits Highlight Government Failures In Opioid Crisis

Monday, September 16, 2019

As the cases proceed, critics say blame for the addiction crisis should be shared by government officials, who saw that opioid sales were skyrocketing years ago but failed to raise the alarm.

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Maker Of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, Files For Bankruptcy Protections

Monday, September 16, 2019

Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy as it settles lawsuits with states and governments over the opioid crisis. Purdue's board of directors approved the litigation settlement on Sunday.

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Sackler Family Transferred Money To Swiss Bank Accounts, New York AG Says

Saturday, September 14, 2019

The New York state attorney general says the Sackler family has transferred $1 billion overseas as it negotiated a settlement over its company, Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.

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Purdue Pharma Reaches Tentative Deal To Settle Thousands Of Opioid Lawsuits

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The pending settlement likely means Purdue will avoid going to trial in the sprawling and complicated case involving some 2,300 local governments across 23 states.

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Purdue Pharma Reaches Tentative Deal To Settle Thousands Of Opioids Cases

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Purdue Pharma, the company that makes Oxycontin, has reached a tentative deal to settle thousands of lawsuits stemming from the country's opioid epidemic. Some state officials may not agree to the terms of the deal.

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Sackler Family To Give Up Value Of Purdue Pharma To Settle Opioid Claims

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A Purdue Pharma spokesperson has revealed to NPR that the Sackler family, which owns the company, is willing to give up the "entire value" of the firm to settle claims, plus $3 billion in cash.

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Purdue Pharma: Sackler Family's 'Personal Wealth' Offered In Opioid Deal

Monday, September 09, 2019

A group of state attorneys general negotiating with members of the Sackler family says they expect Purdue Pharma to file for bankruptcy "imminently," according to an email obtained by NPR.

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Drug Firms Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis In Talks To Reach Legal Settlements

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and other drug firms accused of fueling the nation's opioid epidemic are in talks trying to reach legal settlements that could reach tens of billions of dollars.

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Not Just Purdue: Big Drug Companies Considering Settlements To Resolve Opioid Suits

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and other health care giants are discussing potential deals with authorities that could resolve thousands of lawsuits they're facing over the U.S. opioid epidemic.

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Purdue Pharma Is In Talks To Settle Multiple Opioid Lawsuits

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, faces billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation's opioid crisis.

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