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Justice Department Implicates Maker Of Suboxone With Scams, Conspiracy

Justice Department Implicates Maker Of Suboxone With Scams, Conspiracy

Federal prosecutors charge British drug maker Indivior with felony fraud and conspiracy for its marketing of opioid addiction products including Suboxone. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Suboxone has been marketed as a treatment drug that helps people who are addicted to opioids. It actually contains opioids. It's designed to treat withdrawal symptoms. But federal prosecutors say the…
FTC strikes predatory clinical publisher with a $50 million fine

FTC strikes predatory clinical publisher with a $50 million fine

It used to be that publishing a scientific journal was a significant undertaking, requiring infrastructures for peer review, printing, and distribution, and the costs were often defrayed by charging authors for the honor of publishing. Now, it's possible to simply convert submissions to PDFs and throw them online. With those barriers gone, science quickly became…
‘You are f *** ing toast’: HP released tech financier Mike Lynch’s foul-mouthed e-mails as part of a $5 billion scams trial

‘You are f *** ing toast’: HP released tech financier Mike...

Hewlett-Packard's $5 billion legal battle against two of its own former executives kicked off on Monday in London's High Court. It's the UK's biggest fraud trial, centring on HP's $11 billion acquisition of British software firm Autonomy. The Silicon Valley giant has accused Autonomy's former CEO and cofounder Mike Lynch and its ex-CFO, Sushovan Hussain,…
The attention economy is reproducing dependency, scams, and hate– and this is what we require to do to wait

The attention economy is reproducing dependency, scams, and hate– and this...

You are worth trillions. Got your attention yet? Every time you pick up your phone, turn on a screen, or open an app, you are for sale. It's perhaps the most influential economic force on the planet, yet few have been able to define its importance. We call it the "attention economy." It's the money…
A brand-new rash of extremely concealed card-skimming malware contaminates ecommerce websites

A brand-new rash of extremely concealed card-skimming malware contaminates ecommerce websites

The rash of e-commerce sites infected with card-skimming malware is showing no signs of abating. Researchers on Thursday revealed that seven sites—each with more than 500,000 collective visitors per month—have been compromised with a previously unseen strain of sniffing malware designed to surreptitiously swoop in and steal payment card data as soon as visitors make…
Here’s what the Sacklers didn’t desire you to see in the OxyContin suit

Here’s what the Sacklers didn’t desire you to see in the...

Earlier this month, Ars reported on a lawsuit filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, members of its board, and the mega-rich, secretive family behind it all, the Sacklers. The court filings were the first to allege that the Sacklers—previously known mostly for their philanthropy—were in fact directly behind the aggressive…
Insys officer apparently provided lap dance to physician while pressing fatal opioid

Insys officer apparently provided lap dance to physician while pressing fatal...

Enlarge / Former Regional Director Sunrise Lee, a defendant in the Insys trial, exits the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on January 29, 2019. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Getty Images/Boston Globe A former regional sales director for Insys Therapeutics allegedly gave a lap dance to a…
The fluctuate of Theranos, the blood-testing start-up that went from an increasing star in Silicon Valley to dealing with scams charges

The fluctuate of Theranos, the blood-testing start-up that went from an...

Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, attends a panel discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting in New York, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Theranos' star was shining bright going into 2015. The darling blood-testing startup had racked up a $9 billion valuation with its big vision to test for a number of conditions off…

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