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J&J liable for $572 million in Oklahoma opioid epidemic trial; shares rise

NORMAN, Okla./BOSTON (Reuters) – An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) to pay $ 572.1 million to the state for its part in fueling an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing addictive painkillers, a sum that was substantially less than investors had expected, driving up J&J’s shares. The state’s attorney general had filed… Read More »

Her toddler died weeks after leaving ICE custody. She’s suing a private prison company for $40 million

Yazmin Juárez, who testified in Congress earlier this month about her 21-month-old daughter’s death, filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking $ 40 million in damages from CoreCivic, which runs the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Juarez and her daughter, Mariee, were detained for three weeks at the 2,400-bed facility last year. Mariee died… Read More »

After Raising $4.5 Million, 54gene Seeks To Lead Genetic Mapping Of African DNA, Launches Biobank

Abasi Ene-Obong Abasi Ene-Obong The African genome is the most genetically diverse in the world. However, until now, the global scientific community has largely ignored the rich diversity and ancestry of the continent’s DNA, which currently makes up only 2% of the global genetic database. What does this mean in reality? Global pharmaceutical companies are… Read More »