J&J, distributors finalize $26B landmark opioid settlement
Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors finalized nationwide settlements over their role in the opioid addiction crisis.
Most Md. subdivisions will participate in opioid settlement — but not Baltimore
Maryland and nearly all of its political subdivisions have agreed to participate in a financial settlement with Johnson & Johnson and several opioid distributors.
$465M opioid ruling against Johnson & Johnson overturned
The Oklahoma Supreme Court overturned a $465M opioid ruling against Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state's public nuisance law.
J&J seeks clearance for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses
Johnson & Johnson asked the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to allow extra shots of its COVID-19 vaccine.
FDA letting troubled COVID vaccine factory in Baltimore restart
The FDA is allowing the problem-plagued Baltimore factory of Emergent BioSolutions to resume production of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Johnson & Johnson to pay $230M to settle New York opioid claim
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $230 million to New York state to settle claims that the pharmaceutical giant helped fuel the opioid crisis.
Investor sues Emergent BioSolutions for alleged fraud, seeks class action
Emergent BioSolutions Inc.’s ruination of 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine at its Baltimore plant was not as unexpected as the Gaithersburg-based company would have the public believe, an investor has alleged in a potential class-action lawsuit accusing the business of having committed securities fraud. Alan I. Roth claims Emergent knew the federal government was […]
Okla. judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment
NORMAN, Oklahoma — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to clean up the problem. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman’s ruling followed the first state opioid case to make it to trial and […]
Theme park files lawsuit of biblical proportions
Welcome to Tuesday, the 45th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of “The Magic Show.” Here are some news items to get your work week started: — Noah’s Ark theme park sues for rain damage. — Opioid-related lawsuit opens against Johnson & Johnson, a company more famous for baby shampoo. — Illinois Supreme Court rejects constitutional […]
Federal opioid judge demands litigation-funding deals for his review
The judge overseeing more than 600 lawsuits targeting opioid makers is demanding local governments' lawyers turn over any litigation-funding agreements so he can insure lenders have no control over the cases.
Md. settles price-fixing lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson
Maryland has settled a price-fixing lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. that alleged the company made a deal with retailers in 2014 to fix the price of its contact lenses, the attorney general’s office announced Thursday. No retailer was allowed under the arrangement to sell Johnson & Johnson contact lenses, like Acuvue, below […]
J&J abandons claim women were urged to file bogus mesh cases
Johnson & Johnson, facing almost 24,000 lawsuits over its vaginal-mesh implants, withdrew a claim that women got calls from strangers who knew their personal medical information and asked them to file fraudulent cases.