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Earlier this month, McKinsey agreed to pay $574 million to settle lawsuits brought by 49 US states over its advice to opioid manufacturers accused of fuelling an epidemic of prescription drug overdoses. Photograph: iStock

McKinsey partners have voted to replace Kevin Sneader as global managing partner in a historic rebuke over his handling of a succession of crises, acc(...)

More than 400,000 Americans have died over the last two decades from opioid overdoses. Photograph: iStock

McKinsey will pay $573 million (€478 million) to settle claims by US states that the blue-chip consulting firm helped fuel the country’s opioid epidem(...)

Purdue Pharma, the pharmaceutical company that makes OxyContin, is owned by the billionaire Sackler family. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Purdue Pharma has pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription painkiller OxyContin, capping a deal with federal(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said that “to put it at its mildest”, the accused has been very unlucky in his life.

A man caught with a Kinder Surprise egg containing illegal drugs had previously been shot in the head, a court has heard. Scott Purdue (22) was also (...)

The New York-listed group has become the third major opioid maker to seek court protection from its creditors. Photograph: iStock

Drugmaker Mallinckrodt, which is headquartered in Ireland for tax reasons, filed for bankruptcy protection in the US on Monday as it seeks to deal wit(...)

Hungarian Cornelius Lanczos took up a position   at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

In May 1954, Cornelius Lanczos took up a position as senior professor in the School of Theoretical Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studie(...)

A surge in Roundup claims, along with some big court losses, have weighed on Bayer since it spent $63 billion to buy Monsanto – which developed the weedkiller.

Bayer has reached verbal agreements to resolve a substantial portion of an estimated 125,000 US cancer lawsuits over use of its Roundup weedkiller, ac(...)

 Insys founder John Kapoor leaves the John Joseph Moakley courthouse in Boston.

US pharmaceutical executives have been put on notice that they could be held criminally liable for fuelling America’s epidemic of opioid addiction, af(...)

The corporate headquarters of Purdue Pharma,  in Stamford, Connecticut.

Purdue Pharma, the opioid maker owned by members of the Sackler family, has filed for bankruptcy, as it hopes to force holdout states to accept its of(...)

 Bottles of several opioid based medication at a pharmacy in  Ohio. Photograph: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo

Turn on a TV set or YouTube video in America today and it won’t take long before you’ll encounter a drug company’s ad telling you how their product ca(...)

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