Edition:
United Kingdom

Nate Raymond

OxyContin maker Purdue reaches $270 million settlement in Oklahoma opioid case

6:35pm GMT

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and members of the wealthy Sackler family that own the company reached a $270 million (£204 million) settlement to resolve a lawsuit brought by the state of Oklahoma accusing the drugmaker of fuelling an opioid abuse epidemic. | Video

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to settle Oklahoma opioid case - source

5:04am GMT

March 26 Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the OxyContin painkiller maker of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic, a person familiar with the matter said.

Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

2:08am GMT

BOSTON Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they participated in the largest college admissions fraud scheme uncovered in U.S. history.

UPDATE 3-Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

2:01am GMT

BOSTON, March 25 Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they participated in the largest college admissions fraud scheme uncovered in U.S. history.

Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial

25 Mar 2019

Oklahoma's top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in the state.

Ex-Aveo CFO gets two-year officer bar for misleading investors

25 Mar 2019

A federal judge on Monday barred Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc's ex-chief financial officer from serving as a corporate officer for two years after a jury found he misled investors about the prospects of regulatory approval for its main drug under development.

Allergan defeats RICO lawsuit over Warner Chilcott drug marketing

25 Mar 2019

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a proposed class action accusing Allergan Plc's Warner Chilcott unit of illegally boosting prescriptions of osteoporosis medications Atelvia and Actonel and other drugs by bribing doctors and defrauding insurers.

Former USC, Georgetown coaches to face charges in U.S. college admission scandal

25 Mar 2019

BOSTON, March 25 Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University are among a dozen people due in court on Monday to face charges that they participated in the largest college admissions fraud scheme uncovered in U.S. history.

MedStar Health settles U.S. patient kickback case for $35 million

22 Mar 2019

MedStar Health Inc, the largest healthcare system in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve claims that it paid kickbacks to a cardiology group in exchange for referrals of patients for cardiac surgery.

OxyContin maker Purdue must face Vermont opioid lawsuit - judge

21 Mar 2019

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit by Vermont's attorney general accusing the company of fueling an opioid addiction epidemic by deceptively marketing its painkillers as an appropriate treatment for chronic pain.

World News