Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

Judge rejects Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement that would protect Sackler family

Friday, December 17, 2021

A federal judge has overturned the $4.5 billion settlement between Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, and the Sackler family, that would have protected the family from litigation of their own.

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Judge overturns settlement that protected the Sackler family from opioid lawsuits

Thursday, December 16, 2021

A federal judge has overturned a bankruptcy settlement worth more than $4 billion which granted immunity from opioid lawsuits to members of the Sackler family who own the company that makes Oxycontin.

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How children who survived Kentucky's deadly tornadoes are coping with the aftermath

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The tornadoes that raked across Kentucky killed dozens, injured hundreds and destroyed or damaged thousands of homes. The impacts are immeasurable and for kids, in particular, it's a difficult time.

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In Kentucky towns slammed by tornadoes, weary residents are picking up the pieces

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thousands of people lost their homes and businesses in the tornadoes that tore through Kentucky last week. Now, residents are sorting out how to move forward and whether or not to rebuild.

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People in Kentucky are picking up the pieces in small towns hit by tornadoes

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thousands of people lost their homes and businesses in the tornadoes across Kentucky. Now, residents are sorting out how to move forward and whether or not to rebuild.

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Kentucky crews search painstakingly for 109 people missing after deadly tornadoes

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Gov. Andy Beshear said at least 74 people died statewide. The search for survivors has been slow going. Teams must move carefully and methodically as they pick through the rubble of demolished homes.

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The federal government responds after deadly weekend tornadoes

Monday, December 13, 2021

Days after tornadoes left dozens dead in the central U.S., the search for the missing is moving slowly. Tornadoes tore through Kentucky and five other states Friday night.

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You don't have to drink to celebrate the holiday season

Saturday, December 11, 2021

If you think alcohol is problematic for you, or want to avoid drinking too much, or just aren't the biggest drinker, here are some strategies for navigating end-of-year celebrations.

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How to manage when, if or how much you'll drink this holiday season

Friday, December 10, 2021

Alcohol use is up, and more people are at risk. Experts say it's important to not scold oneself while choosing when, if or how much to drink.

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New York City allows the nation's 1st supervised consumption sites for illegal drugs

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio says these overdose prevention centers will "protect the most vulnerable people" in New York City. Similar efforts in other U.S. cities face legal challenges.

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New York, hit hard by the first COVID-19 wave, prepares for omicron variant

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

New York has already declared a state of emergency ahead of the expected arrival of the latest coronavirus variant — to try to corral its spread.

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Meet the Arkansas cowboy who found a new life as a rodeo clown

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Rob Gann travels the country as a jester in the rodeo of life. His clowning fills the lulls in the action. It also takes the edge off a sport that can be dangerous and unforgiving.

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3 of America's biggest pharmacy chains have been found liable for the opioid crisis

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tuesday's verdict comes as CVS, Walgreens and Walmart face thousands of lawsuits filed by communities across the U.S. The companies say they did nothing wrong dispensing huge quantities of opioids.

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So you've watched 'Dopesick'. Here's what you can do to help ease the opioid crisis

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Hulu series Dopesick depicts the start of the opioid addiction crisis in the U.S. As the crisis continues to grow, here's how you can help those affected in your community.

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For the first time, drug overdose deaths have surpassed 100,000 in a 12-month period

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

For the first time more than 100,000 people have died from a drug overdose in a 12-month period. Experts say the rise is driven by the pandemic and by fentanyl and methamphetamines brought to the U.S.

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Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have topped 100,000 for the first time

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Biden administration scrambles to respond as new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show overdose deaths surged to more than 100,000 fatalities.

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American drug overdose deaths reach historic record

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

More than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States during the 12-month period ending April 2021, according to new date from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Johnson & Johnson is splitting in 2

Friday, November 12, 2021

Johnson & Johnson is the latest big, diversified company to announce it is breaking into smaller parts. It plans to split its prescription drug and medical device brand from its consumer products.

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'Dopesick' casts the Sacklers as villains of the opioid crisis. Reality is complex

Friday, November 12, 2021

Hulu's limited series Dopesick provides a cathartic piece of storytelling for those with connections to the opioid crisis.

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A judge temporarily halts baby powder cancer lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Federal bankruptcy Judge Craig Whitley in North Carolina halted roughly 38,000 lawsuits against J&J but only for 60 days. He also shifted the case back to New Jersey where J&J is headquartered.

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