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Companies reach $260 million deal to settle opioids lawsuit

by Associated Press Oct 21, 2019
The nation’s three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle an opioid crisis lawsuit just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin.
Pill Man, a skeleton made from Frank Huntley's oxycontin and methadone prescription bottles, is seen on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House August 30, 2019, in Washington, DC.
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Johnson & Johnson hit with $572 million opioid ruling — what happens now?

by David Brancaccio and Redmond Carolipio Aug 27, 2019
Johnson & Johnson is appealing the decision, which could be the first of many legal battles.
A judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million in connection with the opioid crisis in Oklahoma.
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Another pharma megamerger: AbbVie buys Allergan for $63 billion

by Erika Beras Jun 25, 2019
Both companies are under pressure to improve their performance.
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Congress to examine drug price hikes

by Erika Beras Jan 29, 2019
Prescription drug prices have been rising over the past few years.
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Who owns the results of genetic testing?

by Molly Wood Oct 16, 2018
Personal data from genetic tests has been used in drug development and research.
A visitor views a digital representation of the human genome in 2001 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
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Who owns the results of genetic testing?

by Molly Wood Oct 16, 2018
Personal data from genetic tests has been used in drug development and research.
A visitor views a digital representation of the human genome in 2001 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
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Generic Viagra floods the market. Here’s how Pfizer is reacting

by Dan Gorenstein Jul 13, 2018
Pfizer hopes to run with its “little blue pill” as long as it can. That includes the time-honored strategy of launching its own generic.
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In the midst of a massive opioid crisis, hospitals are experiencing an opioid shortage

by Aaron Schachter May 14, 2018
Drug shortages are nothing new in U.S. hospitals.
Illustration by Emily Judem/WGBH News. Photos courtesy of Benjamin Pennell and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Study shows coupons lead to big profits for drugmakers

by Dan Gorenstein Oct 12, 2016
The question is, who pays?
 
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New class of generics could save consumers, insurers billions. FDA is moving carefully.

by Dan Gorenstein Jul 13, 2016
The European Union has some 20 "biosimilar" generics on the market; the US has one.
Pre-filled syringes of  the adalimumab biosimilar.  The biosimilar is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
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