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Posted in Opiod on December 15, 2017   |  by Gary Burger

Update on the Opioid Crisis in Missouri and Beyond

Recently, in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, we had a Multidistrict Litigation hearing to decide if all current opioid litigation should be consolidated into one court case. There are now 160 cases pending across the country against opioid prescribers, manufacturers, and distributors.

Burger Law is involved in several current cases that this decision could impact. Visit our site for more information, and please email me if you have additional questions.

Remarkably, last month there were more deaths from opioid overdoses than from car accidents for the first time ever in Missouri. Public radio station KWMU 90.7 discussed the growing opioid crisis and addiction in a segment which can be found here.

The Food and Drug Administration just approved a monthly injectable opioid product to try to treat opioid addiction. Let’s hope this helps people.