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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Money and Addiction: Will opioid lawsuit turn out like tobacco settlement?

In the end, government and lawyers raked in the cash. The tobacco industry did have to change its marketing strategy a bit, but the same cigarettes are still available just about everywhere—selling well enough to generate record profits for the top tobacc
Texarkana (TX) Gazette
added Oct 15, 2017 11:05
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[Pennsylvania] Lawmakers skeptical of Wolf's budget bailout

Keller said he hopes the state House moves to get the governor and Senate to pass legislation that would tap money House lawmakers say is sitting unused in reserve funds, while borrowing against the state’s tobacco settlement payments. The tobacco settle
New Castle (PA) News
added Oct 14, 2017 16:07
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APFEL: Reframing for 'redemption' the Phillip Morris International’s Foundation, for a Smoke-Free world

In this case, I would suggest that the FCTC itself could be the vehicle. PMI could make a voluntary donation (perhaps through a Member State) as a way of acknowledging previous wrongdoing (e.g., see interference with the FCTC process described in Reuters
The News Minute (in)
added Oct 7, 2017 08:01
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[Washington] Christine Gregoire compares famous tobacco lawsuit to opioid cases

Gregoire says, “this misrepresentation that appears to be obvious in the opioid addiction problem was very clear in tobacco. The use of doctors in tobacco to promote the product and say it was safe was true in tobacco as it is in the opioid addiction prob
MyNorthwest.com (KIRO, KTTH, Seattle, WA)
added Oct 5, 2017 20:58
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The Lawyer Who Beat Big Tobacco Takes On the Opioid Industry

Mike Moore made cigarette companies pay for the high cost of treating smokers. Here he comes again.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 5, 2017 12:50
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Dreyfus Bet on Tobacco Bonds Pays Off With Top Muni Fund Returns

Dreyfus Corp.’s $170 million high-yield municipal-bond fund is beating bigger and better-known competitors by riding a rebound in tobacco bonds while avoiding pitfalls such as Puerto Rico debt.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 4, 2017 01:19
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Pennsylvania could halt spending on Friday without budget

But tax-averse Republicans in the House balked and did not pass their own bill until Wednesday night. It proposes no new taxes but would raise about $1 billion by selling a portion of the funding stream from the 1998 tobacco settlement, in which tobacco
Reuters
added Sep 15, 2017 01:19
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[West Virginia] Letter: Tobacco Prevention Program zeroed out before settlement

In 1994, when I was hired by the West Virginia Tobacco Control Program... We would still be receiving that $70 million today, until 2023, if we had not sold out. Which brings me to another sad piece of news. West Virginia’s Tobacco Prevention Program, w
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Sep 1, 2017 01:02
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[Illinois] Vrdolyak lawyers: Indictment ‘deceptive, irrelevant and sinister’

A grand jury hit Vrdolyak last November with a 19-page indictment that outlined his alleged role in a scheme to pocket millions from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vrdolyak, known
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 26, 2017 14:46
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Trump’s Pit Bull Lawyer Would Mostly Rather Settle

Barrett was representing five state attorneys general who were suing large tobacco companies to recoup the billions of dollars states were spending on treating sick smokers. At the time, Kasowitz was representing Liggett, the smallest of the five major U.
Village Voice
added Aug 23, 2017 14:42
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