The now-bankrupt U.S. opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma L.P. pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misleading the government about the sales of one of its drugs that played a role in the country’s opioid crisis. The confession ended the investigation that led to a multi-billion dollar settlement between the company and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The US$8.3 billion settlement by opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma announced by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) Wednesday may not encompass billions the company has allegedly stashed offshore.
Myanmar seized the largest quantity of synthetic drugs in the history of Southeast Asia and uncovered first evidence of fentanyl production in the region, the United Nation Office for Drug and Crime (UNODC) announced on Monday.
The State of New York filed on Tuesday civil charges against an opioid manufacturer for fraudulently overrating the efficacy and downgrading the risks of its drugs, which the State claimed fuelled the opioid crisis.
Law enforcement and customs authorities from 16 European countries dismantled a massive network trafficking in medicines, arresting 435 suspects and seizing goods worth US$185 million in a Europol-coordinated operation known as “MISMED 2,” the organization announced in a press release on Friday.
West Africa is facing increased trafficking in opioids, cocaine and methamphetamine, the profits of which often go to armed terrorist groups, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported Wednesday.
A South Florida doctor was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for conspiring to prescribe more than a million doses of addictive opioid-based painkillers such as Percocet and OxyContin in exchange for cash.
British Columbia is going to crack down on large-scale transnational money laundering in its casinos that is tied to the opioid trade.
A record 412 people have been charged with collectively defrauding the US government of US$ 1.3 billion, in what Attorney General Jeff Sessions called "the largest healthcare fraud takedown operation in American history," the Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Ontario police have arrested 18 people, seized illegals firearms and confiscated drugs worth an estimated US$ 3 million following an 18-month investigation dubbed "Project Silkstone."
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