British Columbia, Canada, has reached a settlement with OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma Canada for $150 million in medical expenses associated with the opioid crisis.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rejected the authorization of JUUL vaping products' sale by banning the products from the U.S. market, citing the long-term effects of teen vaping addiction.
A New York Attorney General secured up to $58.5 million from Mallinckrodt plc, which is one of the largest drug manufacturers of opioids in the country, over its role in fueling the opioid crisis.
Indiana's Attorney General informed that all the cities, towns and counties in Indiana are now participating in the $507 million opioid settlement with major pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers.
3M is appealing for a new trial to a Florida federal judge over the company's lawsuit against Combat Arms Earplugs, where a plaintiff was awarded a $50 million verdict in a bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation.
The reward cap of damages in medical malpractice lawsuits has been increased after a fair vote from the legislators in the California legislature, which has resolved one of the most distressing disputes in state politics.
A $55 million award to a U.S. Army veteran over hearing damage in a 3M earplugs lawsuit has been slashed to $21.7 million by a federal jury citing the limit of the reward under Colorado law.
The drug manufacturer Mallinckrodt which has been announced to be bankrupt will have to pay an $18 million settlement to Washington over its role in fueling the opioid crisis in the state.
A trial has begun in federal court in Cleveland, where a judge will decide the amount of penalty the two Ohio counties will get from CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies over the companies' alleged role in the opioid crisis.
An appeal from prosecutors and an attorney for an 18-year-old man accused of killing four people in a traffic crash has been rejected by a Florida judge.
The U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed Royal Philips NV over the recall of defective CPAP sleep apnea machines and respirators, which are alleged of causing severe problems to the users.