Watch: Doctors answer your questions during ‘Coronavirus House Calls’

Have a question about COVID-19? Email the question, your name, and your city to our doctors at coronaquestions@nexstar.tv to have it answered on “Coronavirus House Calls.” Watch Sunday’s episode above. You can check out a replay of Saturday’s program below. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the U.S. may […]

Two federal opioid lawsuits go back to Oklahoma, California

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A federal judicial panel is sending two federal opioid lawsuits back to federal courts in Oklahoma and California where they were initially filed in an effort to streamline the cases that are among nearly 2,700 now pending in federal court in Ohio. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation accepted a November […]

Oklahoma commissioner of mental health leaving office

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR)- Another leader of an Oklahoma state agency is leaving office. Officials say Terri White, the commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, will leave the agency later this week. She has been with the agency since 2007. White was a key witness in Oklahoma’s opioid trial, testifying […]

Oklahoma Attorney General taking on opioid distributors in new lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma’s Attorney General is waging a new battle in the war against the opioid epidemic, this time against the main distributors. “Their reckless behavior requires us to hold them accountable,” said Attorney General Mike Hunter Monday. After winning nearly $600 million in court against Johnson & Johnson last year, and settling […]

State to appeal Oklahoma judge’s order to reduce Johnson & Johnson opioid settlement

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced that the state intends to appeal Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman’s final order issued last Friday in the trial against Johnson & Johnson that lowered their settlement amount. “Judge Balkman’s conduct of both pre-trial and trial proceedings was informed and balanced,” Attorney General Hunter […]

Oklahoma judge reduces Johnson & Johnson order in opioid lawsuit by $107M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis is reducing that amount by $107 million in his final order in the case. District Judge Thad Balkman on Friday issued the order directing the company to […]

Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M

OKLAHOMA (AP) – An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis is reducing that amount by $107 million in his final order in the case. District Judge Thad Balkman on Friday issued the order directing the company to pay […]

Judge expected to issue additional order in opioid ruling

CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A judge is expected to issue an order that will shed light on his decision in Oklahoma’s opioid trial earlier this year. On Friday, Cleveland County Judge Thad Balkman will issue an order in response to arguments made by the State of Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson as to the […]

4 pharmaceutical companies accused in the opioid epidemic reach a $260 million settlement just before trial

(CNN) — Hours before the first federal trial in the opioid epidemic was set to begin, four pharmaceutical companies reached a settlement totaling $260 million. The four companies — McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. — reached a settlement Monday morning with the two plaintiffs, Summit and Cuyahoga counties […]

Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis

OHIO (CNN) – Five of the many companies accused in thousands of federal and state lawsuits over the nation’s opioid epidemic may settle for over $50 billion, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Three pharmaceutical distribution companies — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation — are in negotiations to settle with over 2,000 […]

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