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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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8:13pm IST

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma cuts remaining sales force

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, facing a wave of lawsuits blaming it for helping fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, said on Wednesday it had laid off about 350 employees this week including the remainder of its already-downsized sales force.

6:26am IST

FTC loses appeal in Boehringer 'pay for delay' records fight

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday lost an appeal of a ruling that allowed Boehringer Ingelheim to withhold records created by or for its general counsel during the negotiation of a patent settlement it struck with a generic drugmaker.

19 Jun 2018

Prosecution urges murder conviction of former New England mob boss

BOSTON A federal prosecutor on Monday urged jurors to find a former New England mob boss guilty of murdering a nightclub manager in 1993, citing the eyewitness testimony of the ex-partner of convicted Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.

16 Jun 2018

Theranos founder Holmes, former president indicted for fraud

Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and the embattled blood-testing company's former president were indicted on charges that they engaged in schemes to defraud investors, doctors and patients, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday. | Video

15 Jun 2018

Harvard records show discrimination against Asian-Americans - group

BOSTON Harvard University killed an internal investigation in 2013 that found evidence the Ivy League school's admissions system is biased against Asian-American applicants, a nonprofit group suing the university alleged in a court filing on Friday.

15 Jun 2018

U.S. agency asks judge to rule virtual currency is commodity

BOSTON The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Thursday urged a federal judge to conclude that an obscure virtual currency called My Big Coin is a commodity subject to its oversight, saying it is no different than precious metals like gold.

15 Jun 2018

Diagnostic lab president gets six years in prison for bribe scheme

The president of a New Jersey diagnostic laboratory has been sentenced to six years in prison for engaging in a $100 million scheme to pay bribes for test referrals in a case that has led to a record number of prosecutions of medical professionals.

14 Jun 2018

Kentucky sues Walgreens, cites 'alarming' rate of dispensing opioids

Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc , accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor.

13 Jun 2018

U.S. agency's virtual currency oversight faces court challenge

BOSTON An obscure virtual currency called My Big Coin is now at the center of a closely watched case that could determine whether the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has the authority to combat fraud associated with cryptocurrencies.

13 Jun 2018

Massachusetts sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma, executives

BOSTON Massachusetts on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of illegally promoting the use of opioids, and became the first state to sue the drugmaker's executives and directors to hold them responsible as well. | Video

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