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14 October 2019

USA: Johnson & Johnson settles for $20.4 million in Ohio lawsuit for role in opioid crisis

Author: Shubham Kalia, Reuters

"Johnson & Johnson settles Ohio lawsuits to avoid federal trial," 2 Oct 2019...

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5 June 2018

Drugmakers, in Bid to Extinguish Opioid Suits, Say There's No 'Viable Legal Theory'

Author: Amanda Bronstad, National Law Review (USA)

Drug companies defending opioid lawsuits have fired back in the federal court handling the sprawling litigation...The companies—manufacturers and distributors of the prescription painkillers, and retail pharmacies—outlined their defenses in motions to...

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23 January 2018

New York City Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

Author: J. David Goodman & William Neuman, New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced that New York City had filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid prescription drugs, joining a national campaign to hold the companies responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars...

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27 June 2017

USA: Opioids deaths lead state officials to target drug firms, following model of lawsuits against tobacco industry

Author: German Lopez, Vox (USA)

"US officials are starting to treat opioid companies like Big Tobacco — and suing them", 7 Jun 2017...

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30 January 2017

USA: Tech companies' CEOs take lead in denouncing Trump's immigration orders, other sectors largely stay silent

Author: Devika Krishna Kumar & Ross Kerber, Reuters (UK)

"RPT-Trump travel ban stirs faint corporate outcry beyond Silicon Valley", 30 Jan 2017...

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2 February 2016
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11 January 2016

Corporate tax avoidance “is now a structural cause of growing global inequality”, says former Australian Deputy Prime Minister

Author: Wayne Swan, former Deputy Prime Minister & Treasurer of Australia, on Guardian (UK)

"Wayne Swan: Tax avoidance impoverishes us all. Fighting it requires challenging the powerful", 11 Jan 2016...

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4 January 2016

Companies active in corporate social responsibility also try to avoid paying taxes, says study

Author: Economist (UK)

"Social saints, fiscal fiends", 2 Jan 2016...

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19 February 2014

Allegations of pharmaceutical group's planned opposition to So. Africa reforms to increase access to medicines - company responses/non-responses

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In January 2014, the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (IPASA) was accused of planning and funding an advocacy campaign on behalf of its member companies. The campaign allegedly sought to oppose South Africa’s efforts to introduce...

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17 February 2014

Response by Allergan: re allegations of opposing patent reforms on access to medicines in So. Africa

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