Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

Reckitt Benckiser Agrees To Pay $1.4 Billion In Opioid Settlement

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The deal to resolve all U.S. federal investigations and claims is the biggest drug industry settlement so far stemming from the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.

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Reckitt Benckiser Agrees To Pay U.S. Government $1.4 Billion In Opioid Settlement

Thursday, July 11, 2019

It's the biggest settlement yet in the nation's opioid crisis: the company that marketed Suboxone Film, an opioid treatment drug, will pay $1.4 billion to settle claims of fraudulent marketing.

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Politicians, Government Agencies Feud Over Payouts Tied To Opioid Epidemic

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Drug companies are paying hundreds of millions of dollars to end lawsuits tied to the opioid epidemic. As payouts grow, government leaders are fighting over where the money should go.

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Oklahoma Judge OKs $85 Million Settlement With Teva Pharmaceuticals

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Feuding state parties have reached a compromise over how to spend the $85 million the state won in a settlement with a pharmaceutical company which was being sued over its role in the opioid crisis.

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New York's Aggressive Battle Against Climate Change

Friday, June 21, 2019

New York is set to enact plans to battle climate change. It would go further than some other states in cutting carbon emissions from electricity, buildings and transportation.

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Pulling Back The Curtain On Alzheimer's, Through Its Lighter And Darker Moments

Friday, June 21, 2019

During each episode of their intimate podcast, Will and Bella Doolittle chronicle aspects of her illness and the inner workings of their two-decade-long marriage.

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Alzheimer's Reshapes The Lives Of A Family In New York

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Alzheimer's disease puts incredible strain on relationships. One couple in New York is talking publicly about how the disease is changing their marriage.

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Attorneys Unveil Plan For National Settlement Of Lawsuits From Opioid Epidemic

Friday, June 14, 2019

Attorneys who represent hundreds of local governments have a new proposal for how to deal with the opioid crisis. They unveiled the framework for nationwide settlement in federal court on Friday.

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Architecture For Possible Nationwide Opioid Settlement Unveiled

Friday, June 14, 2019

If finalized, such a deal could funnel tens of billions of dollars to American communities struggling with the addiction crisis, while restoring stability to one of the country's biggest industries.

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Opioid Crackdown Could Lead To More Drug Company Bankruptcies

Monday, June 10, 2019

Many of the industry's biggest companies, such as Johnson & Johnson, are tangled up in litigation. The latest filing was by Insys Therapeutics after a $225-million settlement agreement.

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Cities And States Look To Big Pharma To Cover Costs Of The Opioid Epidemic

Monday, May 27, 2019

The pharmaceutical industry is facing hundreds of lawsuits around the country from state and local officials, who want the industry to help pay to tackle the opioid epidemic.

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The High Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic For Communities

Monday, May 27, 2019

State and local governments say the prescription opioid epidemic is costing them billions of dollars. They're suing big drug companies to recoup some of those costs.

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Majority Of Americans Say Drug Companies Should Be Held Responsible For Opioid Crisis

Thursday, April 25, 2019

According to a new NPR/Ipsos opioid poll, 71% of Americans surveyed also say the government should do more to curb the epidemic.

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British Drug Maker Indivior Indicted On Fraud And Conspiracy Charges In The U.S.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The federal government is charging the maker of the addiction drug Suboxone with fraud and conspiracy in marketing the drug to doctors.

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Justice Department Accuses Maker Of Suboxone With Fraud, Conspiracy

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Federal prosecutors charge British drug maker Indivior with felony fraud and conspiracy for its marketing of opioid addiction products including Suboxone.

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Opioid Maker Charged With Fraud In Marketing Drug As Less Prone To Abuse

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

British drug maker Indivior faces felony charges after allegedly trying to falsely convince doctors that its opioid products were safer than cheaper generic alternatives.

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Oklahoma Drops Some Claims To 'Refocus' Lawsuit Against Opioid-Makers

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Attorney General Mike Hunter said paring back the suit against companies at the center of the national epidemic will speed up any payouts and help communities recover.

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New York Attorney General Targets Sackler Family

Friday, March 29, 2019

New York's attorney general has sued the wealthy Sackler family, who control OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.

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New York Lawsuit Claims Sackler Family Illegally Profited From Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The state's attorney general is targeting one of America's richest families. A lawsuit filed Thursday claims the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, profited illegally in Oxycontin sales.

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Purdue Pharma Reaches $270 Million Opioid Settlement With Oklahoma

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Purdue Pharma, the maker of opioid OxyContin, has reached a $270 million civil settlement with the state of Oklahoma.

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