Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The DOJ Moves To Block The Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Deal That Shields The Sacklers

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The DOJ is seeking to block implementation of any part of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy deal until legal challenges are settled. The deal granted Sackler family members immunity from opioid lawsuits.


Probes Begin After Elderly New Orleans Residents Die In Harsh Conditions Post Ida

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Anger is growing in Louisiana over the number of vulnerable people dying from the heat in Hurricane Ida's aftermath. Residents want to know why cities and nonprofits weren't better prepared to help.


A Week After Ida Hit Louisiana, Electricity Is Slowly Being Restored

Monday, September 06, 2021

Power is expected to be restored in more parts of Louisiana this week, but residents throughout the state are still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, especially those along the coast.


Stunned By Ida, The Northeast Begins To Recover And Worry About The Next Storm

Saturday, September 04, 2021

At least 49 people are confirmed dead, and in some areas, the search for the missing continues. Residents digging out from the wreckage are asking whether the region is prepared for the next storm.


Biden Visits Areas Damaged By Hurricane Ida In Louisiana

Friday, September 03, 2021

President Biden went to Louisiana Friday to get a look at the damage caused by Hurricane Ida. The storm blasted into the state leaving hundreds of thousands still without power and many with no water.


The Sacklers, Who Made Billions From OxyContin, Win Immunity From Opioid Lawsuits

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

The decision by a federal bankruptcy judge grants members of the family who own Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, sweeping protection from any liability for the opioid crisis.


OxyContin-Maker Purdue Pharma Launched A Stealth Campaign To Sway U.S. Officials

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

With a federal judge poised to approve Purdue Pharma's controversial Chapter 11 plan, the company is working behind the scenes to preempt a legal challenge by the DOJ.


Judge Pushes Back On Protections For The Sacklers In The Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Judge Robert Drain signaled he will approve the landmark bankruptcy for Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. But he called for new limits to legal protections for members of the Sackler family.


Gov. Cuomo Was Brought Down By Scandal And Threat Of Impeachment

Monday, August 23, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo marks his final day in office on Monday. Cuomo resigned after a sexual harassment scandal and will be replaced by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.


The Sacklers Want Immunity From The Opioid Crisis For A Long List Of Their Associates

Friday, August 20, 2021

In the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy trial now underway, scrutiny has focused on the Sacklers' demand for immunity from opioid lawsuits that would extend to a vast network of individuals and businesses.


New York Is About To Get Its First Female Governor Kathy Hochul

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will leave office in two weeks after an investigation found he sexually harassed 11 women. Cuomo said the transition for Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul to take over "must be seamless."


A Democratic Dynasty Crumbles With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Resignation

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resigned under pressure over mounting allegations of sexual misconduct. The first woman governor of New York Kathy Hochul will take the reins in 14 days.