EMHS is ending partnerships with Portland and Bangor over opioid lawsuits

By | May 18, 2018

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems says it is ending partnerships with Bangor and Portland after the two cities moved to file lawsuits accusing it and national pharmaceutical manufacturers of playing a key role in the opioid crisis.

EMHS said in a Thursday news release it decided to take the action because of concern that some physicians, formerly employed by EMHS member organizations, “could be named in the suit as a legal tactic to keep the cases in Maine state courts.”

Portland has named two former EMHS doctors in its $1 billion lawsuit and Bangor, which hasn’t yet filed its lawsuit, is expected …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News