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Three drug firms in settlement talks over US opioid crisis - WSJ

Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals have also offered billions in settlements ahead of trials, Bloomberg reports.

Three drug firms in settlement talks over US opioid crisis - WSJ

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Johnson & Johnson avoids opioid trial with $20m Ohio settlement

The company is the fourth US drugmaker to settle claims against it for fuelling the US opioid crisis.

Johnson & Johnson avoids opioid trial with $20m Ohio settlement

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CDC: There could be hundreds more cases of vaping-related illness

The outbreak prompted Massachusetts on Tuesday to impose a four-month ban on sales of all vaping products.

CDC: There could be hundreds more cases of vaping-related illness

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Purdue's opioid deal: Worth less than OxyContin maker promised?

Court documents show Purdue Pharma may provide less than half of the $10bn it estimated in its bankruptcy filing.

Purdue's opioid deal: Worth less than OxyContin maker promised?

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Bankruptcy filing may not protect OxyContin maker from lawsuits

When it filed for bankruptcy, drugmaker Purdue Pharma said it was facing lawsuits from about 2,250 government agencies.

Bankruptcy filing may not protect OxyContin maker from lawsuits

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Massachusetts, NY: Purdue to face big court fight over OxyContin

State attorneys general challenge drugmaker, as they say global settlement does not do enough to resolve opioid claims.

Massachusetts, NY: Purdue to face big court fight over OxyContin

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection

The company, accused of fueling the US opioid crisis, faces more than 2,000 lawsuits seeking billions of dollars.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection

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New York finds $1bn in hidden Sackler family wire transfers

NY state Attorney General Letitia James says owners of Oxycontin-producer Purdue Pharma made off with opioid 'proceeds'.

New York finds $1bn in hidden Sackler family wire transfers

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Purdue Pharma nears partial opioid settlement, bankruptcy filing

Reuters reports that OxyContin maker is on the cusp of a deal with attorneys representing more than 2,000 plaintiffs.

Purdue Pharma nears partial opioid settlement, bankruptcy filing

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'I don't want to quit': Treating gaming addiction in Japan

With more and more young people addicted to online video games, is there a way to treat the disease?

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United States government offers states $2bn to curb opioid crisis

US Department of Health and Human Services will contribute funds to treat overdose victims and collect nationwide data.

United States government offers states $2bn to curb opioid crisis

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Purdue prepares 'free-fall' bankruptcy as settlement talks stall

Company lawyers reportedly say Purdue may have to file for bankruptcy without a settlement if one is not reached soon.

Purdue prepares 'free-fall' bankruptcy as settlement talks stall

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Judge orders drug giants to stand trial over US opioid crisis

Judge also refused to dismiss civil conspiracy claims against drugmakers, pharmacies and distributors.

Judge orders drug giants to stand trial over US opioid crisis

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Zimbabwe's bid to expand tobacco growing faces challenges

Some farmers hoping to cash in on the 'golden leaf' are frustrated by the high cost of bringing their crop to market.

Zimbabwe's bid to expand tobacco growing faces challenges

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Purdue Pharma reportedly offers $12bn to settle opioid lawsuits

Hoping to turn the page on more than 2,000 legal claims, the drugmaker seeks to strike deal with attorneys.

Purdue Pharma reportedly offers $12bn to settle opioid lawsuits