Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

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Victims of the opioid crisis formally confront the Sackler family

Friday, March 11, 2022

Members of the Sackler family didn't respond as people confronted them during a court hearing about the harm caused by their company Purdue Pharma and its highly addictive pain medication OxyContin.

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For the first time, victims of the opioid crisis formally confront the Sackler family

Thursday, March 10, 2022

The Sacklers, who own Purdue Pharma, maker of Oxycontin, have maintained they did nothing wrong. People who lost loved ones and years of their lives to opioid addiction believe otherwise.

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Purdue Pharma, Sacklers reach $6 billion deal with state attorneys general

Thursday, March 03, 2022

The deal, hashed out over weeks of intense negotiations, raises the amount paid by the Sacklers by more than $1 billion. In exchange, the family members win immunity from civil opioid lawsuits.

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Black Americans are now dying from drug overdoses at a higher rate than whites

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

New research shows drug overdose deaths continue to surge among Black Americans. For the first time since 1999, Black Americans are dying at a higher rate per capita than white Americans.

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4 U.S. drug distributors agree to pay $26B opioid settlement

Friday, February 25, 2022

The settlement stems from claims that the drug distribution giants helped fuel the nation's deadly addiction crisis. They've also agreed to limits on how they market and distribute pain pills.

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4 U.S. companies will pay $26 billion to settle claims they fueled the opioid crisis

Friday, February 25, 2022

The companies, including Johnson & Johnson and McKesson, will admit no wrongdoing. Billions of dollars in payouts will fund drug treatment and harm reduction programs.

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Corporate opioid payouts now being finalized would top $32 billion

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Companies at the center of the deadly prescription opioid epidemic are close to deals that would cap their liability while funding drug treatment and recovery programs.

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Corporate payouts in the opioid crisis are being finalized

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Companies embroiled in the opioid crisis are finalizing mega-settlements. They are expected to pay more than $30 billion to settle claims that they fueled the deadly addiction epidemic.

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9 moments that resonated at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Monday, February 21, 2022

NPR's team in Beijing put together moments and storylines that stuck out — including those that showed immense inner strength, athleticism and grace.

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The Beijing Winter Olympics have come to a close

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Sunday's close of the Beijing Winter Olympics ended a Games marked with splendor but also overshadowed by the coronavirus and political tensions.

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Women are the stars (and the victims) of the Beijing Olympics

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Women are approaching gender parity at the Winter Games. They've also dominated news coverage because of powerhouse stars like Eileen Gu and because of tragic cases like Kamila Valieva.

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2 Russians medal at the Olympic figure skating final, but not Kamila Valieva

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Two skaters from the Russian Olympic Committee took the top two spots at the women's program at the Beijing Olympics. Kamila Valieva, who has been at the center of a scandal, took fourth place.

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Kamila Valieva's positive doping test casts a pall over her Olympic performance

Thursday, February 17, 2022

A star Russian figure skater is back on the ice Thursday for the women's free skate event. The competition is controversial because she tested positive for a banned drug before the Games.

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Norway is dominating the Winter Olympics. What's its gold medal secret?

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

With a population roughly equal to Minnesota, Norway is a global superpower in winter sports. The Scandinavian country leads in Beijing by a lot - both in golds and total overall medals.

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Life in the Beijing Olympic bubble

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Beijing Olympics are playing out inside a massive quarantine bubble because of the pandemic. Here's what life is like inside the "closed loop" of these Winter Games.

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Valieva takes No. 1 slot in a figure skating event that's clouded by doping saga

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

With Kamila Valieva seizing the top spot, 25 skaters advance to the next segment. Normally, only the top 24 move on from the short program. But these Games aren't normal.

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Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva cleared to keep competing at Beijing Olympics

Monday, February 14, 2022

The International Olympic Committee says it will abide by a decision that 15-year-old Kamila Valieva be allowed to skate in Beijing but if she wins "no medal ceremony will take place."

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How did the anti-doping system for the Beijing Olympics break down so badly?

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Star Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva submitted a doping sample December 25th. It showed she used a banned substance, but the results weren't revealed until after she competed in Beijing.

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Russian figure skater was allowed to compete in the Olympics despite failed drug test

Friday, February 11, 2022

A top Russian figure skater was allowed to compete despite testing positive for a banned substance before the Games. Kamila Valieva, age 15, helped Russia win the team event earlier this week.

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A doping scandal at the Olympics has some questioning the Games' credibility

Friday, February 11, 2022

More confusion regarding Russian figure skating star Kamila Valieva. Her right to compete in the women's event is due to be decided before Tuesday. She failed a doping test in December.

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