OxyContin maker, governments agree to tentative $12B deal over opioid crisis

New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut were among the states saying they were not part of the agreement. 'Our position remains firm and unchanged and nothing for us has changed today,' Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said. (Toby Talbot/Associated Press) OxyContin...

Virginia joins states suing owners of Purdue Pharma

The lawsuit alleges the Sackler family, who owns Purdue Pharma, promoted the company's drugs despite knowing they were "dangerous, deadly and addictive." (Toby Talbot/Associated Press) Virginia has joined a growing number of states suing members of the family that owns...

OxyContin maker, local governments agree to tentative $12B deal over opioid crisis

Attorney Paul Farrell says governments have agreed to a deal in which Stamford, Conn.-based Purdue would pay up to $12 billion US and the Sackler family would give up their corporate control. (Toby Talbot/Associated Press) Attorneys representing some 2,000 local...

Juul CEO’s advice to non-smokers: ‘Don’t vape. Don’t use Juul’

Laws make it hard for minors to get their hands on vape products, but there is a lot of evidence they're popular with young people. (Craig Mitchelldyer/The Associated Press) The CEO of nicotine vaping company Juul had some surprising advice...

Fitbit customers angry company ignored complaints after latest tech update ruined devices

Bob Lai of Vancouver said the LED lights on his Fitbit won't shut off after he downloaded a recent software update, which is quickly draining his rechargeable battery. (submitted by Bob Lai) For the past month, Fitbit remained silent while customer...

Opioid settlement would use a formula to split the money

This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The settlement under negotiation with the makers of the drugs that gave rise to the opioid crisis is said to contain formulas for dividing up...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma seeking to settle 2,000 lawsuits for up to $12B

Purdue Pharma is facing more than 2,000 lawsuits related to OxyContin. (Jessica Hill/Associated Press) OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12...

Tampered infant formula, denying life insurance over anxiety: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Bart Hos, left, and Norma Domenech in their new kitchen in their Ottawa home. The renovation took almost twice as long as expected. (Laura Osman/CBC) Miss something this week? Don't panic. CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need....

Men twice as likely to consume cannabis as women, StatsCan survey suggests

Roughly one out of every six Canadian adults consumed some cannabis in the 3 months leading up to June. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images) Statistics Canada says Canadian men are almost twice as likely to use cannabis as women. New data from the...

Drug industry urges Canada to move against U.S. drug import plan

A pharmacist counts prescription drugs at the CentreTown Pharmacy in Ottawa. Innovative Medicines Canada is urging the federal government to get ahead of a U.S. plan to export Canadian drugs in bulk. (Chris Wattie/Reuters) Canada's main pharmaceutical lobby group has...
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