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Nate Raymond

Whistleblower can't intervene in 'pill mill' doctors' forfeiture proceedings

2:00am IST

A former employee of two Alabama doctors convicted of operating a pill mill may not intervene in their criminal case to claim a cut of funds they forfeited as a reward for pursuing a related whistleblower case, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Boehringer hit with $1.25 mln verdict in case over Pradaxa risks

1:58am IST

A federal jury has awarded the family of a deceased West Virginia woman $1.25 million after finding that Boehringer Ingelheim misrepresented the risks of its blood thinner Pradaxa, causing her to suffer gastrointestinal bleeding.

Compounding pharmacy fraud case unsealed despite U.S. objections

18 Oct 2018

A federal judge in Philadelphia has taken the unusual step of ordering the unsealing of a whistleblower lawsuit accusing a compounding pharmacy of defrauding government healthcare programs despite requests by the U.S. Justice Department to keep the case sealed.

Generic drugmakers lose bid to dismiss price-fixing lawsuits

18 Oct 2018

A federal judge has rejected motions by 20 drug companies including Mylan NV and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to dismiss lawsuits accusing them of conspiring to raise the prices for six generic drugs including the common antibiotic doxycycline.

Minnesota accuses insulin makers of deceptive drug pricing

17 Oct 2018

Minnesota's attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing drug manufacturers Sanofi SA, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly and Co of deceptively raising prices for insulin.

Judge increases fee holdback for testosterone replacement cases

17 Oct 2018

A federal judge has nearly doubled how much must be held back from any settlements with testosterone replacement drug manufacturers to potentially compensate plaintiffs lawyers for working on matters related to the mass tort litigation.

Allergan defeats Asacol antitrust class action certification

17 Oct 2018

A federal appeals court has overturned the certification of a class of purchasers of Asacol, an ulcerative colitis drug, who accused drug manufacturer Warner Chilcott, now owned by Allergan PLC, of suppressing generic competition for the medication.

Ex-State Street executive gets prison in U.S. for defrauding clients

16 Oct 2018

BOSTON A former State Street Corp executive was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in prison after being convicted of taking part in a scheme to overcharge customers of the bank by applying secret commissions on billions of dollars' worth of trades.

Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans at trial

16 Oct 2018

BOSTON Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants in order to limit how many it admits, a lawyer for a group suing the school said on Monday at the start of a trial that could have wider implications for the role of race in U.S. college admissions. | Video

Theranos founder Holmes loses bid to block subpoena's enforcement

16 Oct 2018

Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and ex-president Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani have lost their bid to block prosecutors from continuing to enforce a grand jury subpoena issued to the failed Silicon Valley blood-testing startup.

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