Derivative Action Against Depomed as Senate Investigates Opioid Industry Practices

One of the top manufacturers of prescription opioids in the United States is being called out by investors for the company’s alleged role in fuelling the opioid epidemic, which launched a senate investigation and a one-day plummet in the company’s share price.

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Late-Night Rescue Reveals Horrors of Human Trafficking

The story of three teenage girls rescued from a pimp in a Chatham County, Georgia motel in 2015 was an eye-opener for victim advocates and law enforcement officials. But with no safe house to take them to and their parents not to be found, two of three girls was simply released. Today, their whereabouts are unknown.

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $247M for Defective Hip Implants

A Texas federal jury slapped DePuy Orthopaedics and corporate parent Johnson & Johnson with a $247 million verdict Thursday over its Pinnacle artificial hips that injured six, handing the companies their third consecutive costly loss on the implants.

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Insurers Accused of Conspiring to Deny Lyme Disease Coverage

Twenty-eight people claim in a federal antitrust lawsuit that Lyme disease victims are being forced to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for treatment because health insurers are denying coverage with bogus guidelines established by their paid consultants, who falsely say the disease can always be cured with a month of antibiotics.

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