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Ex-pharmacy exec acquitted of murder in meningitis outbreak

By Associated Press  |  March 22, 2017

The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of causing the deaths of 25 people but convicted of other racketeering charges in a nationwide meningitis outbreak in 2012.

NYC mayor blasts Big Pharma for overdose crisis

NYC mayor blasts Big Pharma for overdose crisis

By Rosa Goldensohn, Crain's New York Business  |  March 14, 2017

Decrying corporate greed, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the pharmaceutical industry for killing New Yorkers as opioid-related overdose deaths rise in the city.

City sues drugmaker for letting OxyContin flood black market

By Associated Press  |  March 14, 2017

Everett, a city in Washington, is suing Purdue Pharma, maker of the opioid pain medication OxyContin, in an unusual case that alleges the drugmaker knowingly allowed pills to be funneled into the black market and the city of about 108,000. Everett alleges the drugmaker did nothing to stop it and...

Missouri PDMP fight reignites debate over national program

Missouri PDMP fight reignites debate over national program

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 10, 2017

The ongoing fight to establish a program to track opioid prescribing in Missouri has once again raised discussion on whether the country would be best served by a national monitoring system.

The maker matters in EpiPen generics

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 09, 2017

Will physicians choose one manufacturer's generic epinephrine auto-injector over another? Is it possible for them to do so?

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