Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

Oklahoma's Supreme Court tossed out a landmark $465 million opioid ruling

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

This ruling and a recent state court in California raise questions about thousands of opioid lawsuits filed against Big Pharma.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court overturns $465 million opioid ruling against Johnson & Johnson

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

The Oklahoma Supreme Court threw out an opioid ruling against Johnson & Johnson, raising questions about the legal strategy used to hold the drug industry accountable for the opioid crisis.

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Is 'Dopesick' a true story? Experts and the show's creators sort fact from fiction

Monday, November 08, 2021

NPR addiction correspondent Brian Mann and TV critic Eric Deggans joined Dopesick author Beth Macy and showrunner Danny Strong to discuss the inspiration for the show and just how real it is.

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A California court says drug companies aren't liable for the state's opioid crisis

Monday, November 01, 2021

In a ruling issued late Monday, state superior court Judge Peter J. Wilson found the companies, including Johnson & Johnson, aren't "legally liable" for the opioid crisis.

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A misdemeanor sex charge has been filed against former Gov. Cuomo

Friday, October 29, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was forced from office after nearly a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment. A new criminal complaint alleges he forcibly touched a female staff member.

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Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a misdemeanor sex charge

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Cuomo was forced from office after nearly a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment. He now faces a criminal complaint alleging he forcibly touched a female staff member.

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Overdose deaths are so high that the Biden team is embracing ideas once seen as taboo

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra told NPR the U.S. has to do more to help people using illegal drugs survive. "If we want to keep people alive we've got to try everything the evidence says might work."

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J&J is using a bankruptcy maneuver to block lawsuits over baby powder cancer claims

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Johnson & Johnson spun off liabilities — including roughly 38,000 lawsuits — linked to claims of asbestos contamination in its baby powder to a new firm, which then declared bankruptcy.

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First responders in New York City have until Nov. 1 to get vaccinated

Thursday, October 21, 2021

City officials say first responders have 10 days to get vaccinated or they'll be suspended without pay. Some union leaders have promised to fight the mandate.

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Fentanyl is one reason why the U.S. drug addiction crisis is roaring back

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Nationwide deaths related to black market fentanyl pills are rising. Many victims are people who got hooked on pain pills following medical procedures.

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Federal judge rejects a government bid to delay Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy settlement

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Judge Colleen McMahon was expected to halt work on the controversial settlement that would give immunity from opioid lawsuits to the Sackler family. Instead she allowed work on the plan to go ahead.

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Employees warned pharmacy chains they needed more safeguards for prescription opioids

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

The nation's big name-brand pharmacy chains including CVS, Walgreens and Walmart face a federal trial that will test their liability for the opioid epidemic.

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U.S. pharmacies are under trial for their involvement in the opioid crisis

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

A federal trial is underway in which CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Giant Eagle pharmacies are accused of selling pain pills recklessly, helping create a black market for Oxycontin and other drugs.

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New trial asks whether big pharmacy chains bear any blame for the opioid epidemic

Monday, October 04, 2021

The nation's biggest name-brand pharmacy chains including CVS and Walmart are facing opening arguments in a high-profile opioid trial beginning Monday in Ohio.

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A landmark opioid trial puts spotlight on pharmacy chains CVS, Walmart and Walgreens

Monday, October 04, 2021

The country's biggest name-brand pharmacy chains face a high-profile civil trial beginning Monday in Cleveland, Ohio over their role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.

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Pharmacy chains in Ohio will face trial over their role in the opioid crisis

Monday, October 04, 2021

The nation's biggest name-brand pharmacy chains face a high-profile civil trial beginning Monday in Ohio over their role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.

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The Cherokee Nation Has Agreed To A $75 Million Settlement With Opioid Distributors

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Cherokee Nation officials say their community has been disproportionately harmed by the opioid crisis. The drug companies deny any wrongdoing.

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The DEA Is Warning Of A Rise In Overdose Deaths From Fake Drugs Laced With Fentanyl

Monday, September 27, 2021

In its first public safety alert in six years, the Drug Enforcement Administration says many counterfeit prescription drugs sold online contain a potentially lethal dose of the opioid.

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Reporter's Notebook: Fall On A River In The Adirondacks

Sunday, September 26, 2021

NPR's Brian Mann sends us an audio postcard from a canoe trip down a wild river in New York, in search of autumn color.

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Methamphetamine Deaths Soar, Hitting Black And Native Americans Especially Hard

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Newly published U.S. data finds overdose deaths from methamphetamine use more than doubled in recent years. Use of the stimulant among Black Americans surged nearly tenfold.

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