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Acadia Pharmaceuticals can't duck investor lawsuit over drug's death rate

2:44am BST

A federal judge has cleared the way for Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc to face a proposed shareholder class action alleging it failed to disclose its Parkinson's disease psychosis drug Nuplazid's high death rate.

Pryor Cashman suspends associate charged over Molotov cocktail attack

02 Jun 2020

A Pryor Cashman associate charged with participating in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied police vehicle during protests in Brooklyn over the police killing of George Floyd has been suspended without pay, the law firm said on Tuesday.

Former CEO pleads guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

02 Jun 2020

BOSTON The former chief executive of ASGN Inc pleaded guilty on Tuesday to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions fraud scheme by paying $300,000 to secure his son's admission to Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit.

IN BRIEF: Judge certifies Esperion investor class action over cholesterol drug

01 Jun 2020

A federal judge has certified a class of Esperion Therapeutics Inc shareholders in a lawsuit alleging the company falsely stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would not require it to conduct a lengthy study before approving a cholesterol drug.

Juul seeks to dismiss or pause hundreds of vaping epidemic lawsuits

01 Jun 2020

Juul Labs Inc has asked a federal judge to dismiss or pause hundreds of lawsuits alleging the e-cigarette manufacturer fueled a youth vaping epidemic, saying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decisions on how it markets its products deserve deference.

Two lawyers charged with Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD vehicle

01 Jun 2020

Federal prosecutors have charged two lawyers including an associate at the law firm Pryor Cashman with participating in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied police vehicle during protests in Brooklyn over the police killing of George Floyd.

Mallinckrodt can't avoid consequences of Medicaid rebate ruling: judge

30 May 2020

A federal judge on Friday rejected Mallinckrodt Plc's request to reconsider or put on hold a ruling that allowed the U.S. government to force the drugmaker to pay higher rebates to state Medicaid programs after it dramatically hiked the price of its top-selling drug.

IN BRIEF: Texas, counties agree to deal to divide opioid settlement funds

29 May 2020

Texas' attorney general and lawyers for counties seeking to hold drug manufacturers and distributors responsible for the U.S. opioid epidemic on Thursday announced an agreement governing how any money they recover in settlements would be divvied up.

Insurer sues Gartner to avoid paying more for pandemic-nixed conferences

28 May 2020

Gartner Inc has been hit with a lawsuit by an insurer seeking to avoid paying it in excess of $150 million after the research and consulting company was forced to cancel all of its conference and stage events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Warning label change for Sanofi's Taxotere dooms 200 hair loss cases - judge

28 May 2020

A federal judge has dismissed nearly 200 lawsuits by patients claiming Sanofi SA's cancer treatment Taxotere caused them to suffer permanent hair loss, saying a change in the drug's warning label in 2015 clearly explained its risks.

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