[NEW YORK] John Kapoor, the founder of US drug maker Insys, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison on Friday for helping fuel America's deadly opioid crisis.

[CLEVELAND] Leading US pharmaceutical companies go on trial Monday charged with stoking the opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities and left hundreds of thousands dead or overdosed across the...

[NEW YORK] Purdue Pharma, whose prescription painkiller Oxycontin is blamed for much of the US opioid addiction epidemic, has offered US$10-12 billion to settle thousands of claims against the...

[WASHINGTON] An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered US health care giant Johnson & Johnson to pay US$572 million in damages for its role in fostering the state's opioid addiction crisis.

[NEW YORK] Insys Therapeutics has agreed to pay US$225 million to settle criminal and civil probes of its unlawful marketing of an opioid painkiller, the US Justice Department said on Wednesday....

[CHICAGO] The first civil trial that could hold a drug company responsible for the US opioid epidemic began on Tuesday in Oklahoma - a landmark case that could impact thousands of others like it...

TECHNOLOGY firms are taking aim at the opioid crisis and related health problems with a new class of treatments - digital therapeutics - delivered by smartphone.

[PARIS] Opioid use has reached crisis proportions not only in the United States but also in Canada and some European countries, as prescription opioid painkillers have become much more common, the...

[NEW YORK] Two former executives of a major US pharmaceutical company were charged on Tuesday with fulfilling orders they knew to be fraudulent during the opioid epidemic that has claimed tens of...