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Bayer shares near seven-year low after $2 billion award in Roundup trial

Bayer shares fell by as much as 5 percent after a California couple were awarded more than $2 billion in the largest U.S. jury penalty over allegations the company’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

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U.S. states accuse 20 drugmakers of price fixing

U.S. states filed a lawsuit accusing Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. of orchestrating a sweeping scheme with 19 other drug companies to inflate drug prices – sometimes by more than 1,000 percent – and stifle competition for generic drugs, state prosecutors said.

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Court ruling could help J&J defeat St. Louis talc lawsuits

A Missouri Supreme Court ruling on talc lawsuits could reduce the liability and number of large trials Johnson & Johnson faces over allegations the company’s talc products, including baby powder, cause cancer.

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Novartis Defends Itself Against Kickback Allegations from Former Employee

Swiss pharma giant Novartis has found itself at the center of a legal battle that could determine if the company engaged in a research project that was a kickback in disguise.

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J&J unit to resolve charity kickback probe

A unit of Johnson & Johnson will pay $360 million to resolve an investigation into the company’s financial support of a charity that helped Medicare patients cover out-of-pocket drug costs.

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Clovis Oncology, execs to pay $20 million to settle SEC charges

U.S. biotechnology company Clovis Oncology Inc., Chief Executive Patrick Mahaffy, and former CFO Erle Mast will pay more than $20 million to settle charges of misleading investors about the efficacy of a cancer drug, the top U.S. securities regulator said.

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SEC Charges Osiris, Four Former Execs With Accounting Fraud

Osiris Therapeutics settled a case of accounting fraud with the U.S. SEC, but four former company executives will face charges for the alleged financial misreporting.

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UnitedHealth sued by U.S. government over Medicare charges

The U.S. Justice Department joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc. that claims the country’s largest health insurer and its units and affiliates overcharged Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, a law firm representing the whistleblower said.

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Turkey’s investigation into Novartis ‘ongoing’

Turkey’s investigation into Novartis for bribery allegations is “ongoing,” a Turkish health ministry official told Reuters, after the drugmaker said it was not under investigation.

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Justice Department unveils ‘largest takedown ever’ to combat Medicare fraud

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch stands during the announcement of law enforcement action against the state of North Carolina in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2016. Reuters/Joshua Roberts/File Photo The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that federal law enforcement officials have hit a milestone in 2016 by completing the “largest takedown ever” against defendants allegedly trying […]

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