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25 Nov 2021
Walmart, Walgreens and CVS have vowed to appeal after two counties in the state of Ohio successfully sued the pharmacy giants for their role in the opioid epidemic.
22 Jul 2021
Four drugs companies in the United States have agreed to pay up to $26 billion to settle claims that they fuelled an opioid addiction crisis in the country. The deal was unveiled by a group of state attorneys general and could settle thousands of cases over the epidemic. Opioid addiction is estimated to have claimed over one million lives in the US. Individual states and local governments will now have to sign up to the deal, but there are divisions over how the payout will be shared.
5 Feb 2021
McKinsey & Company, the consultant to blue-chip corporations and governments around the world, has agreed to pay $573 million to settle investigations into its role in helping “turbocharge” opioid sales, a rare instance of it being held publicly accountable for its work with clients.
3 Nov 2019
US opioid crisis: Pharmaceutical giants reach deal to avoid lawsuit
21 Sep 2019
Purdue Pharma LP opened its first day in bankruptcy court by pledging to continue investigating whether its owners, the Sackler family, who are accused of spurring America’s opioid epidemic, wrongly took cash out of the pharmaceutical maker. Bloomberg's Tom Metcalf and Lisa Abramowicz speak on "Bloomberg's Money Undercover" about the Sacklers.
7 Nov 2017
France 24 journalists meet eyewitnesses (Observers) to discuss memorable events they have experienced.

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5 hours ago
It's the biggest legal consequence so far in the wake of the January 6 insurrection. Stewart Rhodes, who heads the Oath Keepers militia, has been found guilty of seeking to keep Donald Trump in power by carrying out a mob attack on the US Capitol. A conviction on sedition is very rare and carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail. We take a closer look.
5 hours ago
A court in Mozambique on Wednesday (November 30) started delivering its judgement in a case involving 19 people accused of various crimes for their alleged roles in the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars in government-backed loans.
6 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit to the US is bringing simmering EU-US tensions over economic policy to the boil. At the heart of European criticisms are multi-billion-dollar economic support packages that could be perceived as giving the US an unfair advantage. Also in the show, the US Congress is heeding Joe Biden's call to do whatever it takes to avert a costly railroad shutdown. Plus, French butchers take to the streets to protest the rise in energy prices.
6 hours ago
On Thursday, Stephanie Frappart will become the first female referee to officiate a men's World Cup match when she takes charge of Costa Rica vs. Germany. One of her assistants, Neuza Back, has worked in Qatar before.
6 hours ago
The Spanish government wants the use of gender stereotypes for the advertising of toys a thing of the past. The code of conduct, which will be enacted from December 1, aims to avoid biases toward gender roles.
7 hours ago
Fifty-Five years after innocent Asaba indigenes were callously massacred in the fratricidal Nigerian Civil War, the first major show on this tragic contour opens today at Red Door Gallery, on Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The show ends on December 7, 2022.