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3 May 2018

USA: Rise in opioids deaths leads state officials to file claims against drug firms and distributors

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29 January 2018

USA: New York City files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers & distributors in relation to deadly epidemic

[Also refers to Cardinal Health, Cephalon, Endo, Watson]

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23 January 2018

Mayor de Blasio Announces Lawsuit Against Nation's Largest Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

Author: Office of New York City Mayor

Mayor Bill de Blasio.. announced the City had filed a lawsuit...in New York State Supreme Court to hold manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids to account for their part in the City’s ongoing deadly opioid epidemic.  The lawsuit aims to...

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23 January 2018

New York City Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

Author: J. David Goodman & William Neuman, New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced that New York City had filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid prescription drugs, joining a national campaign to hold the companies responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars...

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27 June 2017

USA: Opioids deaths lead state officials to target drug firms, following model of lawsuits against tobacco industry

Author: German Lopez, Vox (USA)

"US officials are starting to treat opioid companies like Big Tobacco — and suing them", 7 Jun 2017...

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21 April 2017

USA: Cherokee Nation sues 6 of the largest drug companies over alleged “epidemic” of prescription painkiller abuse leading to deaths

Author: Michael Overall, Tulsa World (USA)

"Cherokee Nation sues drug companies for alleged 'epidemic' of prescription painkiller abuse", 20 Apr 2017...

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20 April 2017

Commentary: Big pharma sends powerful message to stop its drugs being used for executions in the US

Author: Maya Foa, Reprieve, on Guardian (UK)

"Can big pharma stop the Arkansas mass executions?", 16 Apr 2017...

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20 April 2017

USA: McKesson becomes 1st company to sue US state to stop its drug being used in executions

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21 March 2017

USA: UPS, Nestlé & Microsoft among govt. contractors questioned on human rights due diligence following involvement in travel ban restrictions

Author: NomoGaia (USA)

“Companies are Helping the US Government Keep Travelers Out: Is it Rights-Respectful?”, 17 Mar 2017...

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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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