Mike Hunter

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Judge Thad Balkman ruled that the world’s largest healthcare company had caused a “public nuisance” in the state of Oklahoma and ordered it to pay $572 million (€515 million)

A US judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572.1 million (€515 million) to the state for its part in fuelling an opioid epidemic by de(...)

Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, which are made by Purdue Pharma. Photograph: George Frey/Reuters

Makers of the OxyContin painkiller that has been blamed for fuelling an epidemic of opioid abuse have settled their first in a series of lawsuits brou(...)