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Drugmaker Endo files for bankruptcy, lenders to take control

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Aug 16 (Reuters) – Endo International Plc (ENDP.O) filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday that will allow some of the U.S. drugmaker’s lenders to take control in a $6 billion deal, after the company struggled with litigation over its alleged role in the country’s opioid epidemic. The company’s Chapter 11......

Brittney Griner legal team appeals against Russian drugs sentence

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U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, sits inside a defendants’ cage after the court’s verdict in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content......

U.S. basketball star Griner returns to Russian court in drugs trial

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Griner faces up to 10 years in prison U.S. says she is wrongly detained This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. KHIMKI, Russia, July 26 (Reuters) – U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner appeared at a Russian court on Tuesday for......

U.S. drug distributors prevail in $2.5 bln West Virginia opioid case

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Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 4 (Reuters) – Major U.S. drug distributors McKesson Corp (MCK.N), AmerisourceBergen Corp (ABC.N) and Cardinal Health Inc (CAH.N) are not responsible for fueling......

Anger, tears in South Africa after 21 teens likely accidentally poisoned in pub

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EAST LONDON, South Africa, June 27 (Reuters) – South African mourners expressed anger and despair on Monday at the death of 21 teenagers in a tavern over the weekend, as investigating authorities said the youths were probably accidentally poisoned by something they ate, drank or smoked. The still unexplained deaths......

South Africa police investigating at least 22 deaths at East London tavern

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CAPE TOWN, June 26 (Reuters) – South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 patrons found inside a popular township tavern close to East London city, provincial health officials said on Sunday. The bodies will be transported to state mortuaries where relatives are expected to help identify......

Opioid distributors reach $518 million settlement with Washington state

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May 3 (Reuters) – Washington has reached a $518 million settlement with drug distributors McKesson Corp (MCK.N), AmerisourceBergen Corp (ABC.N) and Cardinal Health (CAH.N), ending a months-long trial over the companies’ alleged role in fueling the opioid epidemic in the state, the three companies announced on Tuesday. McKesson will pay......

Campari sales jump as bars stock up spirits before prices rise

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Campari bottles are seen in a bar in Milan, Italy, September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Campari like-for-like sales up 29% in Q1 Activity in Russia scaled down to a minimum CEO sees Aperol sales growing 20% for many years MILAN, May......

‘We’re done with dead kids’: U.S. bars hand out free fentanyl tests

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OAKLAND, Calif., April 20 (Reuters) – Walking into the Good Hop craft beer bar in Oakland, California, Alison Heller looks like any other patron thirsting for happy hour. But instead of heading to the bar, she goes straight to the bathroom, opens her backpack and pulls out a plastic bag......

J&J settles West Virginia opioid litigation for $99 mln

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April 18 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said on Monday it agreed to pay $99 million to settle claims by West Virginia that it helped fuel an opioid addiction crisis in the state, removing the company from an ongoing trial that began earlier this month. West Virginia is still......

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