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Cheaper drugs: Trump wants US states to import Canadian medicine

Drug pricing is an election issue, and many politicians say they would support importing medicines to lower US prices.

Cheaper drugs: Trump wants US states to import Canadian medicine

AJ Impact

J&J promises defence against baby powder and opioid claims

The company is facing thousands of lawsuits over its talcum powder products and its alleged role in the opioid crisis.

J&J promises defence against baby powder and opioid claims

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Reckitt to pay $1.4bn in US opioid probe settlement

Settlement is the largest by any company related to the United States opioid epidemic.

Reckitt to pay $1.4bn in US opioid probe settlement

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Betting big on Botox: Rival company buys drug maker for $63bn

AbbVie's acquisition of Allergan is this year's second-biggest pharmaceutical-industry takeover.

Betting big on Botox: Rival company buys drug maker for $63bn

AJ Impact

US opioid crisis: new legal strategy aims to protect communities

Proposed plan gives local governments the right to vote on settlements with drug companies implicated in the epidemic.

US opioid crisis: new legal strategy aims to protect communities

US & Canada

US opioid crisis: Oklahoma calls drugmakers 'greedy'

Pharmaceutical companies are on trial in Oklahoma, the first US state to take opioid makers to court.

Drugs

First major opioid crisis trial in the US begins

Oklahoma accuses drugmakers of carrying out deceptive marketing campaigns that downplayed the addictive risks of opioids

Oklahoma, Johnson & Johnson face off in first opioid crisis trial

US & Canada

US opioid crisis: Oklahoma takes Johnson & Johnson to court

Oklahoma court case could have major implications for United States' opioid crisis.

US & Canada

Canada's Ontario province to sue opioid makers

Announcement comes as the US state of Oklahoma is poised to become the first to go to trial against drugmakers.

Canada's Ontario province to sue opioid makers

US & Canada

Fentanyl deaths continue in poorest parts of US

As China cracks down on the export of opioids, users and dealers find loopholes to obtain it in impoverished US neighbourhoods.

Prescription drugs

Museums reject donations from Sacklers amid US opioid crisis

Efforts by museums to publicly distance themselves from the alleged tainted money of the Sacklers are unprecedented.

Prescription drugs

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270m settlement in Oklahoma

Purdue Pharma LP has been accused of helping exacerbate the opioid abuse epidemic in the United States.

United States

US opioid epidemic: Study warns about 'third wave' of fentanyl

While most victims are white, overdose deaths are rising faster among black people and Latino Americans.

Drugs

Americans 'more likely' to die of opioid overdose than car crash

Opioid overdose has become the fifth most probable reason for preventable death, according to a new report.

Americans 'more likely' to die of opioid overdose than car crash

United States

Trump signs bipartisan legislation to combat US opioid crisis

Legislation is geared to expanding access to drug addiction treatment and crack down on illicit drug shipments.

Trump signs bipartisan legislation to combat US opioid crisis