7th Circ. Upholds $20M Pelvic Mesh Award Against J&J

A Seventh Circuit panel on Tuesday swept aside a “flurry of arguments” made by Johnson & Johnson in its unsuccessful bid to convince the court to throw out a $20 million judgment in favor of a woman who claimed she was harmed by the company’s Prolift pelvic mesh device…

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Drugmakers Ink $242M Settlement In Ill. Medicaid Fraud Case

A group of major pharmaceutical companies has agreed to pay a combined $242 million to resolve allegations they bilked Illinois’ government by inflating prices for medicines covered by the state’s Medicaid program, the Prairie State’s attorney general announced Monday…

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Reckitt Spared Fees In ‘Close Call’ After Losing Mucinex Suit

Reckitt Benckiser LLC won’t have to pay attorney fees racked up by generic-drug makers it unsuccessfully sued on claims that they ripped off patents for its Mucinex respiratory relief drug, although a New Jersey federal judge on Friday said the decision on the fees was a “close call”…

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