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Rickitt to Pay $1.4B to End U.S. Opioid Addiction Probe

Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve U.S. claims that its former pharmaceuticals business Indivior before it was spun out of the company carried out an illegal scheme to boost sales of an opioid addiction …

Okla. AG Says Greed Drove Johnson & Johnson to Risk Lives

Johnson & Johnson’s greed for more sales of its addictive opioid painkillers helped create a deadly epidemic in Oklahoma that claimed thousands of lives, and the company should pay billions of dollars as compensation, the state’s top law-enforcement officer told …

New York Lawsuit Seeks Sackler Family Investments Abroad

A New York state lawsuit is renewing longstanding questions about where some members of the billionaire Sackler family have invested the wealth they amassed from Purdue Pharma LP, the drugmaker accused of helping ignite the U.S. opioid epidemic. One place …

Ex-NFL Players Seek to Revive Suit Over Drugs, Painkillers

Retired players including former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon asked a federal appeals court to revive a lawsuit accusing the National Football League of giving athletes painkillers and other drugs to mask injuries. A federal judge last month ruled that …

NFL Seeks Dismissal in Former Players’ Painkiller Suit

The National Football League on Thursday is expected to ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who say team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard …

Former NFL Players Said Painkillers Were Easy to Get up to 2012

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few – if any- safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar …

Former NFL Players Say League Masked Injuries With Painkillers

Retired players including ex-Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon accused the National Football League of using painkillers to mask injuries in a “culture of drug misuse,” expanding litigation over the damage former athletes suffered during their playing days. While thousands of …

CVS Cuts Access to Opioid Painkillers for Suspect Doctors

CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it has taken the unusual step of cutting off access to powerful painkillers for more than 36 doctors and other healthcare providers found to prescribe the drugs at an alarmingly high rate. The …