Ren in Local News
February 8, 2023

Oklahoma Makes Progress in Holding Opioid Makers and Distributors Accountable

Recently, the Oklahoma State Justice Department succeeded in coming to a settlement with drugmaker Allergan and pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart. The settlement came out to about $226 million, funds that Oklahoma won from the four corporations for their harmful role in advancing the opioid epidemic. This settlement is a victory for Oklahoma, as the Sooner State has been one of the states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, especially regarding prescription opioid addiction.


Ren in Legislation
November 9, 2022

Oklahoma Officials Reach Opioid Settlement with Drug Companies

Oklahoma, a state ravaged by the opioid epidemic and a number of addiction crises that followed, just secured a $250 million settlement with pharma distributors McKesson, Cardinal, and AmerisourceBergen for the role those companies played in Oklahoma’s addiction epidemic. Hopefully, Oklahoma will use the settlement to fund desperately needed treatment programs for struggling addicts.


Ren in Legislation
December 10, 2021

Oklahoma Supreme Court Sides with Johnson & Johnson in Opioid Lawsuit

The last few years have seen hundreds of court cases levied against pharmaceutical companies for their role in fueling the opioid epidemic. One recent development came in the form of an unfortunate loss for plaintiffs, when the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson.


Why Is the Oklahoma Trial of Opioid-Maker Johnson & Johnson So Significant?

Many eyes are watching Oklahoma State’s lawsuit against pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson. The outcome of this trial could set a precedent for the nearly 2,000 other lawsuits filed against pharmaceutical businesses and their executives.


Karen Hadley in Drug Information
July 7, 2019

Landmark Opioid Lawsuit in Oklahoma Reveals More Pharmaceutical Culpability

In a lawsuit filed by the State of Oklahoma, we are learning more about how Johnson & Johnson helped create the opioid epidemic that has robbed more than a half-million Americans of their lives.


Ren in Legislation
June 14, 2019

Justice for Drug Addicts

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people die from overdoses on opioid drugs every day. Such opioids include pharmaceutical pain relievers, heroin, fentanyl, and synthetic hybrid combinations of different opioid drugs.


Ren in National News
June 9, 2018

One Senator Fights Tooth and Nail to Expose Big Pharma

For years, decades even, public outcry has been the talk of the day in an insistence on holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for the drugs they make and for the terrible effects those drugs have on the American populace.