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  • Feds: McKesson agrees to pay $150M in pill shipment case

    January 17, 2017 8:56 PM

    WHEELING, W.Va. - Federal prosecutors say McKesson Corp. has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations that the drug wholesaler failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills. The U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. attorney for West Virginia's northern district announced the settlement in... more »
  • Drug makers spend big on Louisiana candidates, lobbying

    September 18, 2016 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Companies that make prescription painkillers and their allies have contributed more than $1 million to Louisiana candidates and hired an average of 40 lobbyists yearly in the state since 2006 to push their policies. The findings are part of a joint investigation by The Associated Press and... more »
  • Women urge FDA to pull contraceptive device linked to pain

    September 24, 2015 1:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Women who received a metallic birth control implant are urging health regulators to pull the device from the market, citing problems like severe pain, bleeding and weight gain. The Essure implant has been sold for more than a decade and is frequently pitched to women as the only... more »
  • Clinic director among 27 in EBR charged in massive DEA operation

    May 20, 2015 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities announced more than 280 people face charges for illegally distributing prescription drugs across the south, including the director of a rehab and detox clinic in Baton Rouge. The Drug Enforcement Administration's "Operation Pilluted" spent 15 months tracking the pill trade and involved nearly 1,000... more »
  • Woods leaves course because of back pain

    August 3, 2014 1:04 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods has withdrawn after eight holes of the Bridgestone Invitational with apparent back pain. Woods hit a number of shockingly bad shots in the fourth round Sunday at Firestone. After missing the fairway on the ninth hole, he grimaced and reached toward his back. Moments later,... more »

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