Purdue Pharma Offers Billions to Settle Lawsuit
Purdue Pharma, the producer of OxyContin, has made a massive offer of $10 to $12 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits. The suits blame the company for starting the opioid crisis, which according to the CDC has killed more than 400,000 people.
David Sackler, whose father Raymond Sackler was the chief executive of Purdue Pharma, is currently representing the Sackler family. He denies his family has had any role in the opioid crisis.
How did Purdue Pharma incentivize its sales reps to sell OxyCotin?
We just got video of Richard Sackler's deposition from a case Kentucky brought against Purdue Pharma. https://t.co/IBSGhb94hD
Here's his answer to that question: pic.twitter.com/e5MIBv4V2i
— ProPublica (@propublica) August 27, 2019
The lawsuits accuse Purdue of not informing doctors of the addictive nature of OxyContin and the potential long term effects. So far, Purdue’s lawyers have met with 10 state attorneys general to discuss the settlement.
Russia Denies Visa for Senator Chris Murphy
Russia has denied a visa for Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) who was set to travel there as part of a delegation trip. This announcement comes just one day after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) announced his visa had been denied as well. Murphy released a statement saying he believes his denial is based on the fact that he has been “a tough critic of the Kremlin.”
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) says Russia has denied him a visa to enter the country. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) yesterday said he was also denied entry into Russia. pic.twitter.com/kOUkRWx5pl
— Jared Halpern (@JaredHalpern) August 27, 2019
So far only Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has said he is part of the delegation and confirmed that his visa was approved. The bipartisan group of officials is expected to make stops in Serbia, Kosovo, and Ukraine.
How to Adopt a Military Dog
When people think about retirement, they often think about spending quality time with their loved ones, relaxing out in the yard, and enjoying some quality peace and quiet time. Hard-working military dogs who have helped our brave soldiers defend America are also looking forward to a peaceful retirement, and you can help make that happen. You can give a military dog that peaceful home for their twilight years.
There are typically 2,500 dogs working in the military with 700 deployed at any given time. These dogs help sniff out explosives or other devices that could cause harm to our men and women in uniform. Dogs are under the care of one handler and 90% of them get adopted by that person.
Unfortunately, there are some that are left looking for a loving home where they can live out their golden years. All adoptions are handled through Lackland Air Force Base where dogs receive their training. Military dogs are typically put up for adoption between the ages of 10 and 12.
There is a long waitlist which is usually around 200 people. If you want to get put on the list you will have to be interviewed by the military, can’t have any children under 5 years old in the home, and must be willing to go to San Antonio to pick up the dog.
If you are interested in adopting a retired military dog you can call 210-671-6766.
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