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FDA wants stronger warning on breast implants about risks

Oct. 23, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that manufacturers should add a warning highlighted by a box — the most serious type...

Ohio counties tell court: Don’t let state stop opioid trial

Oct. 3, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

Two Ohio counties have asked a court to deny their state attorney general’s request to delay a major trial over the toll of opioids. In their filing Wednesday with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Cuyahoga and Summit counties argued the state doesn’t have a say in the matter because...

Johnson & Johnson settles with 2 Ohio counties over opioids

Oct. 1, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it had reached an agreement worth more than $20 million with two Ohio counties, becoming the latest company to settle a lawsuit to get out of the first federal trial over the nation's opioids crisis. The deal with Cuyahoga and Summit counties comes a little more than a...

Illinois sues pharmaceutical companies over opioid crisis

Sep. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has filed a lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson, alleging they carried out "unfair and deceptive" marketing campaigns contributing to the opioid crisis. Raoul said Wednesday that the opioid manufacturers and...

Generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt settles 2 opioid lawsuits

Sep. 6, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the largest makers of generic opioids has settled a lawsuit with two Ohio counties, removing the company from the first federal trial over the toll of the opioid crisis. United Kingdom-based Mallinckrodt announced the deal with Cuyahoga and Summit counties on Friday. Under the...

Judge: Drugmakers, others can face trial over opioids crisis

Sep. 3, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

A federal judge overseeing litigation related to the nation's opioid epidemic ruled Tuesday that lawsuits targeting Purdue Pharma and other drug companies can move to trial even as the OxyContin maker tries to reach a settlement. The ruling was one of several issued by U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster, who...

Ohio attorney general sues to stop upcoming opioid trials

Sep. 1, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Upcoming trials seen as test cases for forcing drugmakers to pay for societal damage inflicted by the opioid epidemic should be delayed until Ohio's own lawsuits against the drugmakers can be heard, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost argued in a lawsuit. Yost, a Republican, said attempts...

1 drug company announces details of $5M opioid settlement

Aug. 30, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The drug company Allergan says its $5 million payments divided between two Ohio counties will remove it from a trial scheduled for October on the toll of opioids there. Government officials previously announced the settlement with Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) and Summit counties. The Dublin,...