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Opioid settlement talks stall, with trial expected on Monday

With negotiations not resolved before the scheduled start of court proceedings next week, the parties remain at odds.

Opioid settlement talks stall, with trial expected on Monday

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Judge summons CEOs to court over opioid settlement, sources say

Order comes as US distributors and drugmakers move to reach a deal ahead of opioid trial in Cleveland on Monday.

Judge summons CEOs to court over opioid settlement, sources say

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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

REWIND

Uncomfortably Numb: Inside Gaza's Opioid Addiction Crisis

In Palestine, the struggle to cope with the Israeli occupation leads many to become addicted to prescription drugs.

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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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Trudeau tries to woo voters after blackface scandal

Canada's prime minister makes big campaign promises, vows to create a national prescription drug plan if re-elected.

Trudeau tries to woo voters after blackface scandal

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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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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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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

People & Power

West Africa's Opioid Crisis

In Nigeria, prescription drugs are being taken in life-threatening doses by millions in search of a fix.

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In blow to big pharma, Canada enacts drug price crackdown

Final regulations would save Canadians $10bn over a decade on patented prescription drugs.

In blow to big pharma, Canada enacts drug price crackdown

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Brexit planning: UK to spend $2.6bn on medicine, ads, security

UK finance ministry says $531m would go to ensuring vital medical supplies can be brought into the country

Brexit planning: UK to spend $2.6bn on medicine, ads, security

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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

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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