Drugmakers Jazz, Alexion, Lundbeck to pay $123 million to resolve U.S. charity kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) – Three drugmakers will pay $122.6 million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging use of their medications, including some expensive ones. … Continue reading Drugmakers Jazz, Alexion, Lundbeck to pay $123 million to resolve U.S. charity kickback probe

U.S. to wrap case against drug company executives tied to opioid crisis

BOSTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors on Thursday will present their closing arguments in the trial of the wealthy founder of pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics Inc and four colleagues accused of contributing to the U.S. opioid epidemic by bribing doctors to prescribe … Continue reading U.S. to wrap case against drug company executives tied to opioid crisis

U.S. Senate Republicans change procedures to speed up Trump confirmations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday changed its procedures to speed up the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominees for some lower court judgeships and sub-Cabinet level positions. FILE PHOTO – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pauses … Continue reading U.S. Senate Republicans change procedures to speed up Trump confirmations

Algeria protest leader vows more pressure despite Bouteflika decision

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to quit by April 28 “will change nothing” and demonstrations will continue, a protest leader said on Tuesday, indicating popular pressure for more far-reaching political change remains insistent. People carry national flags … Continue reading Algeria protest leader vows more pressure despite Bouteflika decision

Ghosn’s lawyers ask his trial be separate from those of Nissan, ex-director Kelly

FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn sits inside a car as he leaves his lawyer’s office after being released on bail from Tokyo Detention House, in Tokyo, Japan, March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Lawyers … Continue reading Ghosn’s lawyers ask his trial be separate from those of Nissan, ex-director Kelly