An Oklahoma court case highlights the health care giant’s role in the epidemic as a leading supplier of opioid ingredients. Source: NYT > Business – Katie Thomas and Tiffany Hsu
The first case against a drug manufacturer for the national public health disaster may indicate what lies ahead in 2,000 more lawsuits. Source: NYT > Business – Jan Hoffman
Following the resignation of the country’s health minister, the president will take over the response and deploy a new vaccine. Source: NYT > Business – Donald G. McNeil Jr. and Denise Grady
In a trial in Oklahoma, records showed the firm was consulted about sales at a time when abuse of pain medicine was widespread. Cases in two other states also shed light on its role. Source: NYT > Business – Walt Bogdanich
The pharmaceutical industry once sued to keep AIDS drugs from dying Africans. Now companies boast of their efforts to get medicines to the developing world. Source: NYT > Business – Donald G. McNeil Jr.
With Purdue Pharma and Teva settling the case, the state sought to hold J & J responsible for the broader opioid crisis. The company argued that it operated responsibly and lawfully. Source: NYT > Business – Jan Hoffman