Charles Krupa/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. More than a decade ago, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma approached Rudy Giuliani, then fresh off a stint as the lauded mayor of New York City, asking for help: The little-known pharmaceutical company needed a trusted lawyer to help fight growing public relations and legal battles. It was 2002, and Purdue was facing its first lawsuits accusing the company of underplaying the addictive effects of its signature drug. By the time that Purdue sought Giuliani’s guidance, he was reportedly helping raise money for a museum dedicated to the Drug Enforcement Administration and his consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, was consulting the Justice Department on reorganizing its major drug investigations. Purdue employed Giuliani Partners for years, clad with its founder’s shiny post-9/11 reputation and political connections. When a federal investigation in the mid-2000s … [Read more...] about Senators Are Demanding Information About Giuliani’s History With Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page August 17, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Trump would cost about $92 million, US officials said Thursday, citing preliminary estimates more than three times the price first suggested by the White House.According to the officials, roughly $50 million would cover Pentagon costs for aircraft, equipment, personnel, and other support for the November parade in Washington. The remainder would be borne by other agencies and largely involve security costs. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss early planning estimates that have not yet been finalized or released publicly.Officials said the plans have not yet been approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Advertisement The parade’s cost has become a politically charged issue, particularly after the Pentagon canceled a major military exercise planned for … [Read more...] about Trump says he wants federal lawsuit against opioid makers
Add Dakota County to the growing list of Minnesota communities suing drug manufacturers for their alleged role in the ongoing opioid crisis. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced the lawsuit Thursday, which echoes allegations made by other county attorneys and the state attorney general, that opioid makers misled doctors and patients about the safety of painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin. Backstrom’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and its owners says the marketing of opioids violated state laws prohibiting false claims, consumer fraud and unlawful and deceptive trade practices. It was filed in Dakota County District Court. Dakota County Commissioners authorized the lawsuit, which seeks to recoup costs related to the opioid crisis. County leaders also have vowed to increase awareness of the dangers of opioids and improve access to proven prevention and treatment efforts. DEATH TOLL KEEPS RISING The county’s lawsuit comes as the Center for Disease … [Read more...] about Dakota County latest to sue opioid makers for allegedly misleading doctors and patients
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