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Limited Liability Protection for Drugmakers Hampers EU Coronavirus Vaccine Deals

The European Union is offering only partial protection to vaccine makers against legal risks from side-effects of their potential COVID-19 shots, European officials said, in a move that is hampering deals and contrasts with U.S. policy. With vaccines being developed …

New Jersey High Court Sides with Pfizer Over Religious Discrimination Suit

A former Pfizer employee who said she was fired for refusing a vaccine on religious grounds can’t proceed with a discrimination lawsuit because she waived that right, New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a decision two justices called potentially …

Pfizer Agrees to Settle in Oregon Probe Over False Advertising

Pfizer has agreed to shell out $975,000 after Oregon’s Department of Justice found the pharmaceutical giant misled consumers with deceptive coupons. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced details of the six-figure settlement on Monday, saying the pharmaceutical giant was “taking …

Big Pharma Resuming U.S. Price Hikes in January After Pause: Reuters Report

Novartis AG and Bayer AG are among nearly 30 drugmakers that have taken steps to raise the U.S. prices of their medicines in January, ending a self-declared halt to increases made by a pharma industry under pressure from the Trump …

One Drugmaker Sues Another to Pay Damages from Opioid Marketing Lawsuits

Allergan Plc on Thursday sued Pfizer Inc. to require its rival to cover any damages it is forced to pay as a result of hundreds of lawsuits claiming Allergan deceptively marketed an opioid it acquired from a company Pfizer bought. …

Pain Care Lobby Gave $3.5M in Ohio Political Donations as Opioid Deaths Climbed

As Ohio’s overdose epidemic has climbed toward a record high, an army of lobbyists representing makers of prescription painkillers and their allies poured more than $3.5 million into Ohio political coffers. Pharmaceutical companies and allied groups belonging to the Pain …

Does Drug Company Money Affect Doctors’ Judgment?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a message for doctors: The money you’re taking from pharmaceutical companies may be clouding your judgment. Research sites where Pfizer Inc. had paid doctors at least $25,000 in speaking, consulting or other fees …

Kansas Pharmaceutical Plant to Pay $400K to Settle Discrimination Case

A central Kansas pharmaceutical plant accused of gender discrimination must pay about $400,000 in back wages and hire more women, according to a federal settlement. The U.S. Department of Labor said in a release that the Hospira Inc. plant in …

Pfizer Refutes Claims of Zoloft Link to Birth Defects

Pfizer Inc. researchers concluded last year that pregnant women taking Zoloft risked having babies with heart defects, according to evidence made public by a lawyer at the first trial of more than 1,000 lawsuits over the drug. The May 2014 …

Former Alabama Athletic Director’s Family Suing Drug Makers for Wrongful Death

The daughter of former University of Alabama Athletic Director Mal Moore has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against two companies that manufactured, promoted and sold a heart medication he took. Heather Moore Cooke filed suit in U.S. District Court in …