The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to revive pilot programs adopted by the states of Arkansas and New Hampshire that allow work requirements to be imposed on people who receive healthcare under the Medicaid program for the poor.
Purdue Pharma LP pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the handling of the company’s addictive prescription painkiller OxyContin, capping a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve an investigation into the drugmaker’s role in the U.S. opioid crisis.
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.
A federal judge dismissed a challenge by hospital groups to a federal rule requiring them to disclose prices they quietly negotiate with insurers, in a victory for White House efforts to make healthcare pricing more transparent to patients.
Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, saying demand had fallen in the wake of what the company called “misinformation” about the product’s safety amid a barrage of legal challenges.
A federal appeals court rejected a bid by eight drug retailers and distributors to disqualify the judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation after they claimed his rulings, public statements and efforts to encourage settlements created an appearance of bias.
Eight drug companies urged a federal appeals court to disqualify the judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation, in a last-ditch effort to avoid having him preside over a landmark trial.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will pay $269.2 million to settle two whistleblower lawsuits accusing the pharmacy chain of civil fraud for overbilling federal healthcare programs for over a decade.
A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis.
A U.S. judge ordered former drug company exec Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.36 million following his conviction of defrauding investors.