The lawsuits accuse drug makers of overstating the benefits of opioids while downplaying the risks. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty

Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million (€233 million) legal settlement over their role in the US opioid addiction epidemic, aver(...)

The first landmark US federal opioid trial is set to begin Monday after furious, last-minute settlement talks  faltered. Photograph: Ty Wright

Drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals and three distributors of opioid painkillers reached a settlement with two US counties over their alleged role in the o(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson told Conservative MPs that his government is nearing an accord with the EU.

Irish shares and the wider European equities market dipped on Wednesday as investors adopted a more cautious stance ahead of a bulletin on the much so(...)