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OxyContin maker Purdue reaches $270 million settlement in Oklahoma opioid case: source

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(Reuters) – Purdue Pharma LP and members of the wealthy Sackler family that own the OxyContin maker have reached a $270 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the company of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Read More

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to settle Oklahoma opioid case, source says

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(Reuters) – Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the maker of painkiller OxyContin of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a counter Read More

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to settle Oklahoma opioid case: source

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(Reuters) – Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the OxyContin painkiller maker of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic, a person familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a counter at a local Read More

Around 1.85 million people affected by cyclone in Mozambique: U.N.

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School children and a man carrying food aid cross a river after Cyclone Idai at Coppa business centre in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 26,2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – About 1.85 million people have now been affected by Cyclone Idai and its aftermath in Mozambique alone, U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA said on Tuesday, as aid Read More

Around 1.85 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique: U.N.

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School children and a man carrying food aid cross a river after Cyclone Idai at Coppa business centre in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 26,2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – About 1.85 million people have now been affected by Cyclone Idai and its aftermath in Mozambique alone, U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA said on Tuesday, as aid Read More

Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial

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(Reuters) – Oklahoma’s top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in the state. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is seen during a news Read More

Staff accused of gang-raping sedated woman in Indian hospital

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Five people have been arrested after a patient, a woman under sedation, was allegedly gang-raped by a group of staff members while in intensive care at a hospital in India. The woman had presented at the hospital in Meerut, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, because she was suffering from a breathing problem. After being Read More

Mozambique prepares for cholera after cyclone wreaks havoc

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Rescue teams in Mozambique moved hundreds of people displaced by Cyclone Idai’s massive and deadly flooding to safer shelters on Monday, while the government made preparations for a cholera outbreak that it says is inevitable amid the devastation. In areas west of the port city of Beira, hundreds of people were Read More

US sanctions don’t work, make human rights situation worse – UN sanctions rapporteur

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From Venezuela to Iran, Liberia to Belarus, there’s barely a corner of the world not sanctioned by the US. But economic penalties don’t help regime change and unfairly impact civilians, the UN sanctions rapporteur told RT. When direct military action is out of the question, economic sanctions are often the US’ next weapon of choice. Read More

Ivory Coast to conclude licensing of six oil blocks by midyear

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By Leanne de Bassompierre and Paul Burkhardt on 3/25/2019 ABIDJAN and JOHANNESBURG (Bloomberg) — Ivory Coast plans to conclude the licensing of six oil blocks by June as the country seeks to increase crude output amid rising interest from supermajors to explore in West Africa. The government is in talks with French and Italian majors Read More