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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Arizona opioid case against Purdue, Sackler family

09 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a novel case by Arizona seeking to recover billions of dollars that the state has said that members of the Sackler family - owners of Purdue Pharma LP - funneled out of the OxyContin maker before the company filed for bankruptcy in September.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Arizona opioid case against Purdue, Sackler family

09 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a novel case by Arizona seeking to recover billions of dollars that the state has said that members of the Sackler family - owners of Purdue Pharma LP - funneled out of the OxyContin maker before the company filed for bankruptcy in September.

Case to Watch: Opioid companies fight $200 million surcharge in N.Y. on appeal

06 Dec 2019

A federal appeals court is set to consider whether New York state can collect $200 million from drug manufacturers and distributors by imposing a surcharge on them to defray the costs of combating the opioid addiction epidemic.

Case to Watch: SCOTUS could hear Arizona opioid lawsuit against Purdue, Sacklers

02 Dec 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider whether to hear a novel case by the state of Arizona that seeks to recover billions of dollars that members of the Sackler family who own Purdue Pharma LP were allowed to "loot" from the OxyContin maker before it filed for bankruptcy.

IN BRIEF: Massachusetts' top court asks if vaping ban case is moot

29 Nov 2019

Massachusetts' top court on Friday asked whether a case over a ban Governor Charlie Baker's administration imposed on all vaping product sales had been affected or mooted by his decision this week to allow it to expire following recent legislation.

Arizona court reverses unsealing of internal Goodyear tire records

29 Nov 2019

An Arizona appeals court has overturned a judge's decision to unseal thousands of confidential records Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co produced in a lawsuit alleging it sold defective tires at the request of a consumer advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader.

DOJ wins dismissal of 'pro' whistleblower case against Teva

29 Nov 2019

The U.S. Justice Department has won the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd provided medical providers kickbacks to encourage them to prescribe the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, over the objections of the whistleblower which brought the case.

Massachusetts adopts tough ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products

27 Nov 2019

BOSTON Massachusetts on Wednesday adopted the country's toughest ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, in response to a rise in youth vaping and an outbreak of vaping-related serious lung injuries. | Video

IN BRIEF: Nurse practitioner avoids prison over Insys opioid kickback scheme

27 Nov 2019

A former nurse practitioner avoided prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to accepting kickbacks from bankrupt opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc and testifying at trial against the company's wealthy founder.

Judge partly vacates convictions of opioid maker Insys' founder, executives

27 Nov 2019

BOSTON A federal judge on Tuesday partially overturned the convictions of Insys Therapeutics Inc's founder and three former executives accused of bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid, but declined to disturb the remainder of the jury's verdict.

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