Music Festival Overdose

A California appeals court revived negligence claims against entertainment company Live Nation brought by the family of a 19-year-old girl who died of a drug overdose at the 2015 Hard Summer Music Festival. Live Nation challenged the family’s contention that the girl would have survived had appropriate medical care been readily available, but the company did not offer any supporting evidence.

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Ohio Hospital Fires 23 Workers After 29 Opioid Deaths

The Ohio hospital system where excessive painkiller doses were given to dozens of patients who died fired 23 nurses, pharmacists and managers Thursday and said it is changing leadership, a sign that professional fallout from the opioid scandal has expanded far beyond the intensive care doctor accused of ordering the drugs.

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