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The Sackler family wanted to sell OxyContin as an UNCONTROLLED substance, court documents allege

The Sackler family wanted to sell OxyContin as an UNCONTROLLED substance – but the drug’s inventor told them that would be dangerous Prescription opioids like OxyContin are thought to be responsible for 75 percent of opioid addictions in the US  The Sackler family behind the drug’s maker, Purdue Pharma, has claimed they didn’t know of its… Read More »

Supreme Court rebuffs appeals from Merck, Gilead in 2 high-profile drug battles

Monday was a good-news-bad-news day for Gilead Sciences at the U.S. Supreme Court, with the justices handing down multiple decisions about which appeals they would take up as they headed back to work after the holiday break. SCOTUS refused to hear Gilead’s appeal in a whistleblower case alleging it lied to the FDA about unapproved… Read More »