The three largest U.S. drug distributors, facing their first trial over claims that they fueled the opioid crisis, said responsibility for ballooning painkiller sales lies with doctors, drugmakers and regulators.
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.
Teva Pharmaceutical agreed to pay an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma days before the company was set to face trial over allegations that the world’s largest generic manufacturer and other drugmakers helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic.
A California jury awarded $29 million to a woman who said abestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer.
Amgen Inc. said a U.S. jury confirmed the validity of patents on the biotech company’s cholesterol drug Repatha, rejecting a challenge by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sanofi SA.
The one-time billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc. and four other former executives and managers of the opioid drugmaker will face trial over charges they conspired to pay doctors bribes to prescribe patients an addictive fentanyl spray to boost sales.
A U.S. judge overturned a $140.1 million verdict against AbbVie Inc. in a lawsuit by a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack.
Drug maker Servier and the French drug regulator will face trial over weight-loss pill Mediator, believed to have caused at least 500 deaths in one of France’s worst health scandals, the prosecutor’s office said.