Johnson & Johnson will contribute up to $1 billion more to a potential settlement of lawsuits alleging the New Brunswick, New Jersey-based drugmaker and other companies fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, bringing J&J’s total payment to $5 billion.

Advanced Care Scripts Inc. will pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations that the Florida-based specialty pharmacy served as a conduit for a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. subsidiary to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients, the U.S. Justice Department said.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the ACCC is taking local units of GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss healthcare company Novartis to court over false or misleading representations in the marketing of pain relief products.

A large group of U.S. states accused key players in the generic drug industry of a broad price-fixing conspiracy, moving to widen an earlier lawsuit to add many more drugmakers and medicines in an action that sent some company shares tumbling.

Hundreds of U.S. hospitals will pay a total of more than $250 million stemming from allegations that they implanted cardiac devices in Medicare patients in violation of coverage requirements, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The 457 hospitals are from 43 states, the Justice Department said. The settlement involves a type of device that […]