Bayer AG struck a $2 billion deal to resolve future legal claims that the German company widely used weedkiller Roundup causes cancer.
A settlement valued at $8.34 billion was reached between Purdue Pharmaand the Justice Department, which required the drug company to plead guilty to three felonies related to its marketing and distribution of OxyContin, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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.
Gilead Sciences agreed to pay $97 million to resolve claims from the U.S. government that the company violated the False Claims Act.
A federal appeals court overturned a judge’s approval of a novel plan by lawyers representing cities and counties suing drug companies over the U.S. opioid crisis that would bring every community nationally into their settlement talks.
Becton Dickinson and Co. reached a $60 million settlement with the attorneys general of 48 U.S. states and Washington D.C., resolving allegations the company concealed the risks of now-discontinued pelvic mesh devices.
German drugs and pesticides group Bayer will pay around $1.6 billion to settle the majority of U.S. claims involving the Essure birth-control device.
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.
Novartis AG agreed to pay more than $729 million to settle U.S. government charges that the company paid illegal kickbacks to doctors and patients to boost drug sales, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
A highly anticipated trial pitting New York state against McKesson Corp., Johnson & Johnson, CVS Health Corp. and others for allegedly fueling the opioid epidemic was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to the court.