ello, everyone, and how are you this fine morning? We are doing reasonably well, thank you, especially since the Pharmalot campus is especially quiet so far. The short person is sleeping in, since there is a winter break in our part of the universe, and the official mascots are following suit. This gives us space and time to quaff a few cups of stimulation and forage for tidbits. So here you go. We hope your day goes well and you conquer the world. And, as always, do keep in touch …

Camden County in southern New Jersey has joined hundreds of counties nationwide in suing Purdue Pharma for its role in the opioid crisis, but in an unusual step, the county also named as co-defendants members of the Sackler family, who control the company, The Wall Street Journal reports. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Superior Court in the city of Camden, is a rare example of plaintiffs seeking to hold Purdue’s controlling shareholders personally responsible for allegedly marketing opioids in a deceptive manner that downplayed risks and helped spark widespread addiction.

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