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Cherokee Nation reaches $75M settlement with drug companies
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting Cherokee Nation reaches a settlement with three drug companies the Cherokee Nation has announced a seventy five million dollar settlement with three opioid distributors resolving opioid related claims against the companies the settlement the largest in Cherokee Nation history is with McKesson corporation cardinal health and AmerisourceBergen drug corporation the settlement will be paid out over six and a half years in a lawsuit filed in twenty seventeen Cherokee Nation alleged the three companies and several pharmacy companies contributed to an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse Cherokee Nation also has claims against Walmart Walgreens and CVS that are pending hi Mike Rossio
Does the Landmark Opioid Settlement Do Enough to Help?
"We just mentioned the opioid epidemic. This week, four of the world's biggest healthcare companies, including Johnson and Johnson reached $26 billion settlement for their role in the opioid crisis. These corporations made and distributed huge quantities of prescription pain pills at a time when addiction and overdose rates in the U. S were surging. So what happens now? NPR correspondent Brian Mann reports full time on addiction and is with us now to walk us through this complicated deal, Brian. Welcome. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for having me first. Could you just go over the main points of the settlement? You know these companies the drug maker Johnson and Johnson and also these three big drug wholesalers, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson They've agreed to pay a maximum amount of $26 billion, And as part of that agreement, a huge percentage of the money will go to drug treatment programs and social service programs. Health care things like that, and negotiators say this is a big improvement over the tobacco settlement of the 19 nineties. Where, if you remember, a lot of the money has been siphoned away by governments for other things not used to reduce smoking. So this money would be paid out over 17 years, and supporters say that will mean a steady stream of funding for programs that might help with this long term process of ending. This devastating public health crisis. Now two states Washington State in West Virginia, have already announced that they won't sign on to this national settlement and the city of Philadelphia has also rejected it. Why, Why is that? Is there something that they say is missing? Yeah, For one thing, there's no admission of wrongdoing by these companies or their executives, You know, as part of this wave of lawsuits against these corporations that got deep into the opioid business. We've learned factual details about how they flooded communities with pain pills. They kept growing that drug pipeline even as addiction rates and deaths grew. Internal documents from some of these firms showed that at times executives joked about the people suffering addiction. And a lot of these officials who reject this
US Opioid Lawsuits on Verge of Settlements With 4 Companies
"Opioid lawsuits in the US are on the verge of settlements with four companies a proposed to twenty six billion dollar settlement between state and local governments and the three biggest drug distribution companies in the United States plus drug maker Johnson and Johnson appears close at hand lawyers for local governments announced Tuesday they are on the verge of a deal under which Johnson and Johnson would not produce any opioids for at least ten years additionally AmerisourceBergen cardinal health and McKesson would share information on prescriptions in an effort to stop the flood of pills if approved the settlement will likely be the biggest so far in litigation involving the opioids epidemic hi Mike Rossio
4 Companies Near $26 Billion Settlement to Resolve Opioid Lawsuits
"Companies and the drug maker. Johnson and Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion deal to settle lawsuits brought by state and local governments across the country over the toll. Prescription opioids. The settlement involving AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson is expected this week. A new report shows a
Johnson & Johnson and other drug companies plan tax breaks to offset $26 billion opioid settlement
"Johnson and johnson has gotten a lot of praise for its single dose covid nineteen vaccine approved by the fda last weekend but as it works to end the pandemic. johnson and johnson is also among four of america's biggest healthcare companies that are negotiating a settlement for their role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis. Tens of billions of dollars are at stake but the companies are also planning to use corporate tax breaks including a new one created during the pandemic to offset those opioid payouts. Some members of congress are furious about this. Npr addiction correspondent. Brian man joins us now. Brian So we mentioned johnson and johnson but there are other companies in this situation rate. Rachel johnson and johnson's obviously the name brand company here. These other three cardinal health amirah source baragan and mckesson work more behind the scenes or these really big corporations that earned huge profits distributing highly addictive opioid medications and now they face this wave of lawsuits tied to that business we know from financial filings at the companies are close to a settlement. That would resolve all that. Here's a cardinal health. Ceo michael kaufmann speaking to investors last month of cover the opioid quickly. You know as i've said in the path that continues to be as you know complex the go a lot of moving parts but were continuing to make progress there under the tentative terms of this deal. Cardinal health and these other companies aren't expected to admit any wrongdoing but as much as twenty six billion dollars would be paid out to help communities slammed by the opioid crisis but now these companies have revealed plans to write off a portion of those opioid payments on their taxes. House that's is that supposed to work. Yeah this is really controversial. In financial filings. The firm say they plan to declare these opioid payments as losses which is a deduction right. It's similar to one. Anybody might use to pay less than federal taxes. So if they pay twenty six billion dollars in opioid settlements they could recoup as much as four billion in tax benefits and that really anger some lawmakers including congressman jimmy gomez. He's a democrat from california. He says these communities need that money they get away with it detonates. Less money going into into the treasury that means less money for programs that will help get with the fallout of the crystals the companies. Meanwhile say they're just following federal tax law and that appears to be the case. One of the companies cardinal health says it plans to use a new tax break created last year under the cares act. This was a law. Signed by former president trump meant to help companies that were struggling because of the pandemic is cardinal health. A struggling company. No and this again is why this is so controversial. These health care and drug companies have done really well financially over the last year but cardinal health has confirmed it still plans to use that pandemic tax benefit to recoup as much as four hundred and twenty million dollars in taxes. Already paid out. The company sent a statement. Npr saying their tax plan is quote permissible under federal law but congressman gomez described. This use of the cares act is outrageous and wrong. His committee the house oversight and reform committee sent letters to all of these companies asking for more information about their tax strategies. We expect to hear some answers to those questions by next
Johnson & Johnson vaccines come with messages of hope
"Johnson and Johnson Covert 19 vaccine is spreading quickly across the nation. For the people shipping out the vaccine. It was a very special delivery. Here's more from CBS is Mad Piper McKesson, the company distributing the Johnson Johnson vaccine. The first shipment's delivered hope and a message the first one red first J and J Pack out. Get healthy, personally signed by the employees all started with our great director of operations. After that, we all took turns Sonny our own little messages. The name's fine. I get vaccinated. Love Cam Cameron Brown is a supervisor at the Kentucky facility head allowing the vaccine shipments when they saw that message. They knew that we cared that we're definitely Gonna keep striving to make sure that they're well vaccinated, well stocked and that we're gonna take this coded, But
"mckesson" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"The document continues, saying that some variables that will impact the planning of this vaccination program are unknown until the vaccine is authorized or approved by the FDA, such as populations for whom they given vaccine is most appropriate. Distribution, storage requirements, doses, requirements and other variables. The document lays out a flexible strategy that can accommodate a range of scenarios. Okay, so I'm looking at they look, they discuss how they're working with different state tribal, territorial, local partners, other stakeholders. Before and after distribution. Monitoring the data from the vaccination program through an I T system capable of supporting and tracking that information, which they have. Oh, here's some charts that completely explain out exactly how the distribution plan goes. Out goes from prioritizing population allocation of vaccine distribution manufacturer District state. Uh, in in the administration safety effectiveness. Uptake Second dose vaccine recovery. It's in all of it. Have a whole section on distribution. The distribution plan must they might be able to deliver vaccines immediately upon FDA authorization, licensure toe all possible administration in points they have to ensure safety. The product, etcetera, etcetera. The cooperative plant for centralize distribution is executed and phases by the federal government. In association with the CDC that's working with 64 jurisdictions. Partnerships with state local tribal health departments. Territories tribes federal entities to allocate distribute vaccines, augmented by direct distribution of commercial partners gets into it. It gets into the The how the CDC is awarding grants. It's part of the cares act to help the programs and begin preparation for three distribution and administration. I mean, it gets into absolutely everything. And then Here's where I was telling you about the McKesson centralize distribution they write, allows the government full visibility control inability to shift assets and use data to optimize vaccine uptake. On August 14th CDC announce it centralized distributor contract by executing an existing contract option with McKesson, which distributed the H one N one vaccine during the H one n one pandemic in 9 4010. The current contract with McKesson, awarded as part of a competitive bidding process in 2016 includes an option for the distribution of vaccines in the event of a pandemic..
"mckesson" Discussed on KOMO
"Days of record high hospitalizations more than 1.5 million new cases. One out of every 200 Americans is contracting the virus every day. Good news this week to vaccines have now been authorized by the FDA. The first shots were administered this week and the first ship into the Modano vaccine is rolling out of the McKesson distribution Center, an olive branch, Mississippi this morning. Yo. Benitez is there and he starts to soft. Good morning, Geo. Hey, George. Good morning to you. Yeah. Just take a look behind me. Because you can see those FedEx trucks. They're pulled up to those loading docks here at the distribution center. They are getting ready to ship. Those Madonna vaccines. Take a look at this video from inside the facility, though, because we're getting a look. Inside that pharmaceutical distributor McKesson. They're handling this monumental effort from Adana. We're seeing teams suited up in cold weather gear going into those freezers where the vaccines are kept at negative four degrees. They are packed and then loaded onto those trucks. Mama journals, shipping nearly six million doses of the vaccine this week. Visors shipping another two million, so this week alone in total, were looking at nearly eight million doses of vaccine getting across the country. Madonna has a slight shipping advantage here because this facility is so close to the FedEx World hub. Of course, this massive operation happening just after the FDA authorized the Madonna vaccine for people, 18 and up Visors is authorized for people as young as 16. Initial doses will be given to health care workers and long term facilities. First responders and those at risk for severe illness. Now general turn of Operation Warp Speed says that they're looking to ship some 20 million doses of vaccine across this country by the end of this month. With much more expected by next year. George Do you greet us? Thanks very much. Let's bring in our adamant Rachel War from the White House Coronavirus Task Force and was wrong. Thanks for joining us again this morning are the States now squared away on the number of doses they're gonna be getting and when they will arrive? Yes, thanks for having me on the states really are squared away. The difference that was talked about by General Purna is there were some initial projections in November. That was even before we had any vaccine authorized much less to authorized. The specific projections for this week were given on Tuesday of last week, and those are on track and you had him right. Two million Fizer this week 5.9 million Moderna. They're already on trucks rolling. No. You hope to have 200 million Madonna doses out by June. Where do things stand with negotiating more doses on the Fizer vaccine, And when can we expect other vaccine candidates to be authorized? So we're very confident that by June anyone in America who wants to have a vaccine will have that opportunity to have a vaccine on as you know. Right now we have Madonna and Fizer. The next vaccine that is coming up, which would be J and J or you, Hanson. We would expect that authorization to be submitted in January again. We don't know The results of that That has to be unbind did go through all the processes will be very transparent. Just like the first two. But we expect that to hit in January and again that is the one dose vaccine. We don't know the results, but we're very hopeful by January will have at least three vaccines. With with more to come, and your numbers are right. 20 million vaccine doses distributed a to leased by the first week in January, approximately another 30 million in January and another 50 million in February, not counting the J and J vaccine. June goal is encouraging and ambitious. But as you know, there's still a lot of skepticism out there about the vaccine across the country, especially in the wake of these scattered allergic reactions we've seen that are being reported. What should people know about that possibility? So the system is working exactly as planned Any time. There's any adverse effect that's immediately reported to the FDA. The CDC investigates and and right now there are scattered reports. But remember Many of these are tingling in an elevated heart rate. This could be hyperventilation around the vaccine. That does not necessarily mean it's a vaccine problem. We do believe there was one allergic reaction. We know that is an issue with any vaccine. Generally at rates of about one in 500,000 to 1 in a million, but we're gonna watch these absolutely carefully there immediately reported, And if there's any change in the recommendations, they will come out. The CDC updated their recommendations last night. Just to be sure that if you have an allergic reaction to any vaccine, you probably shouldn't take this one. But still, it's widely recommended for everyone because we know it's 95% effective. A Z Much is 100% effective at preventing severe disease and this is the way we end the pandemic by getting 70 or 80% of the American people vaccinated. We saw vice President Pence insurgent and I'll get the vaccine. On Friday, President Biden Vice president Kamila Harris this week as well. Would it help if President Trump took the vaccine in public? Well, I think any leader who is influential over groups of individuals should have the vaccine. First of all, I believe everyone at risk or who is very important coming up. Obviously, the President elect Biden and Vice president elect Harris the president. Yes, I think leadership like the vice president, the surgeon general, you know, should get vaccines because they will inspire confidence in with the people who Leaving them and trust them. And again. We have every reason to believe that this vaccine these two vaccines are very effective and they're safe. So you know, I would encourage the president to get a vaccine for his own health and safety. And also to general generate more confidence among the people who follow him so closely. As you know, A new version of the virus is is new Strain of the virus is out of control in great Britain. Right now they're tightening their luck and very severely in several countries have now suspended flights from the United Kingdom. Is that something United states is gonna have to do. I really don't believe we need to do that. Yet. Viruses mutate. We've seen almost 4000 different mutations among this virus. There is no indication that the mutation right now that they're talking about is overcoming England. Read the British medical journals this morning. It's up to 20% of cases in one county. Aside from that is very low, and we don't know that it's more dangerous and very importantly, we have not seen a single mutation yet. That would make it of aid the vaccine. I can't say that won't happen in the future. But right now it looks like the vaccine should cover everything that we see. So.
CDC panel says frontline essential workers, people 75 years and older should get Covid vaccine next
"Advisory group says Frontline essential workers and those over 75 years old should be next in line to get a Corona virus vaccine workers that McKesson's vaccine distribution center in olive branch, Mississippi, loaded up the first doses of the newly authorized Madonna vaccine headed to hospitals around the country.
"mckesson" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The McKesson Center in Olive Branch, Mississippi. We have an update from news nations. Judy y. Ng. Madonna's vaccine is the second one authorized for emergency use by the FDA. This weekend, a CDC advisory committee approved its use for people aged 18 and older. Panel's recommendations help set vaccination schedules. The first shipment is headed to over 3700 locations across the country. Later today and expert committee will discuss who should be next in line for early vaccine doses. In the past week, health care workers and residents of long term healthcare facilities have been the first recipient. Tighter restrictions go into effect today in parts of the UK amid a new strain of the Corona virus. Health officials say the new strain of the virus appears to be 70% more transmissible than existing strains. Viruses mutate regularly, and scientists have already found thousands of mutations of the virus that causes covert 19. Typically, there's no difference in how it spreads or impacts people. Several states were disappointed to learn that they would receive fewer Fizer doses than promised General Gustav Pernis as he takes responsibility for the miscommunication and made mistakes and setting the number of doses he believed would be ready. The goal is to give 20 million people their first injection by the first week of January. President elect Joe Biden and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez open her door have agreed to cooperate on immigration issues by addressing root causes in Central America and southern Mexico. The two leaders say they share a desire to address the reasons for migration in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras. And the southern portion of Mexico Watch news Nation every night on WGN America or go on the news nation now at for news around.
2nd COVID-19 vaccine authorized in US preparing to ship out
"Hospitals and other facilities around the country are getting ready to start administering wilderness coronavirus vaccine Monday as they continue to give out shots of visors vaccine here's one workers at the McKesson pharmaceutical distribution center in Mississippi Sunday morning as a tackle during his vaccine for the first day of shipping around the country general Gus Perna of operation warp speed jurisdictions have already ordered the vaccine and we know it is going to three thousand seven hundred plus locations with more requests coming in every day based on allocations shipments will begin move arriving on Monday and continue through the week he says the country is on track to shipped twenty million doses of both Madura advisors co the backseat by the end of the year I'm Julie Walker
FDA grants emergency authorization to Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine
"Against coronavirus gains approval for public use Moderna Partners with the McKesson pharmaceutical company for the rapid roll out of the new covert vaccine, the FDA granted the emergency use authorization to Madonna's covert 19 vaccine yesterday.
"mckesson" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"As Sunday from McKesson distribution centers. And unlike visors, Madonna's vaccine doesn't need ultra cold storage and will be easier to get to rural communities. Madonna's vaccine has been approved for people 18 and older and studies show that it is more than 94%, effective to craft breweries in Orange have joined a lawsuit against the state claiming constitutional Violations over Cove in 19 restrictions have been crafted co founder Will d says. Whenever things reopened, Breweries will still have to force customers to buy a full meal in order to serve a beer sample. Currently, the guidelines for reopening by the state of California have an arbitrary distinction between why manufacturers of beer manufacturers green Chick beer Company's CEO Brian Russell says it should be fair if wineries don't have to serve food. Why the brewery's? We've sort of gone through all the pro testing and anything else, and this is the last resort for us to get some relief. The lawsuit calls the restrictions. Unconstitutional, arbitrary and irrational in Orange County. Corbin Carson KO Phi News. The family of a trader Joe's manager who was accidentally killed by the L A. P D says it doesn't agree with the report clearing the officers of wrongdoing. In fact, the family of Mellie Kurono says it wants the officers charged and prosecuted in June of 2018 Corado was fatally wounded during the shoot out between cops and Gene Atkins. Atkins held employees hostage following a car chase in Silver Lake. There is an issue that there is a problem. There is a shocking lack of accountability, right? Those brother Albert says the LAPD is holding Atkins liable for his sister's death. The family has filed a lawsuit against the city. Steve Gregory King, if I knew the news is sponsored by Pacific Coast termite call 800 Pacific, a man buried by a snowplow in New York, has been rescued after about 10 hours in his car. The man was on the side of the road Wednesday night when the snowplow drove past he called 911 several times, but rescue crews couldn't find him. State police say the car was covered with close to 4. Ft. Of Powder sergeant eventually dug through the snow and found the car. The man was treated for frostbite and hypothermia. Okay. The weather from CAF I sending warmer tomorrow highs in the mid sixties to mid seventies for Metro L. A upper sixties to mid seventies in the valleys low seventies in the inland OC upper sixties to low seventies in the I e. In a little warmer on Sunday, we leave local live from the CAF. I 24 hour news room. I'm Rob Newton in Diamond Bar. There is a work zone this on the 57 south bound from the 62 Pathfinder. Caltrans gonna be taking away the right lane until 10 in the morning. Watch for slowing throughout that area. Santa Fe Springs. This.
"mckesson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Leaders in this advisory committee, and we have others on that committee that will also provide guidance and feedbacks to that work group. But again, we expect they'll have that first traunch recommendation as early as the end of the month. December 1st. We also, then we'll make it available on the cove. It 19 not see a doctor of website. The goal is to have this website available the portal for everybody to be able to access information of when they're accessing opportunities present themselves. So as we review As we sign off on these drafts, we make them final will get them up as soon as we possibly can get on the cove in 19 dot See a doc of website. I wanna go back just briefly now to Fizer. And McKesson and you say Visor McKesson! Why not? Fizer and Madonna? Well, here's an interesting fact that not everybody as been privy to. Some have reported it. Others have not Fizer as one distribution strategy. Madonna has a separate and distinct distribution. How did he swear we're working to tailor to approaches in terms of of substance, basically parallel and supportive strategies for both Visor and Madonna. Fizer is doing direct provider distribution based upon a pre existing network of well established groups, clinics, hospital settings, plans and the like. Madonna is working with an intermediary McKesson. McKesson's well known to Californians used to be a California based headquarter companies to be a San Francisco based headquarter company there at scale, and they're the intermediary. We're working directly with that's working with Madonna on their distribution plan, but remember, they're not sending the vaccines. To the state for the state to redistribute these vaccines. They're sending these vaccines directly to providers. So let's take a look at what that means. Well, we know with Fizer. That means that the vaccine that they have requires these ultra low temperatures. These these temperatures that make well distribution transportation of the vaccine, particularly challenging these require these you lt freezers. They require some dry ice accessibility that can be made more challenging a rural parts of the state or remote parts of the state, and that's why we currently are working to substitute Not substitute there, I say to supplement Forgive me to supplement the efforts of Fizer is advancing with their providers by providing additional supports, and we've identified the need to purchase and procure some 16 ultra low temperature freezers to provide transport containers, and this is the most challenging Particularly with five of the most challenging issue with their unique vaccine as a state backup plan and then 61 smaller freezers that we will pre distribute. We've identified regions and locations across the state. We're gonna amplify with more detail and specificity, exact locations, But we have regions we've identified throughout the state. You think Mono County you think, sister. You think parts of the state where it's more challenging, more difficult, Revise or may not. Have the traditional provider network. We have got to supplement and support to get these vaccines out or even within dense urban environments to make sure again. An equity lens is our focus, and that's why the smaller freezers and these other transport containers are also part of our planning and our current Procurement strategy. Madonna again doesn't require these ultra, though freezers on their Maury easily stored more easily transported, so get two different strategies to different plans. People have asked. Well, how do you pay for all this on seeing some governors say, Well, we just don't have the money. And oftentimes that least people wondering what What the heck does that mean? They just giving up. Are they just waiting for the biting administration to come in the office? We're not waiting for anything will be creative will find the resource is will always we maintain a resourceful mindset. We obviously need more support from the federal government, particularly as we get into Phase two and three, but for the purposes of phase one planet I want folks to know what Is represented here in this slide. To date, the CDC has provided the state of California $28 million for our vaccine distribution. 10 million has gone for planning to our local health jurisdiction. Six million will go for staffing staffing remains for us, The top focus and priority 20 million is simply inadequate. We've received 16 or rather distributed 16 were hoping to receive the rest and distribute the rest. But the commitment total is 28 million. Again. Second round of funny needs to be substantially greater and we have worked very closely. We brought this up on many, many occasions. No greater partnership. Then Speaker Nancy Pelosi working very collaboratively with her working with minority leader Another. California represented McCarthy working with our California delegation and working with the transition team, including Vice president elect Kamila Harris, to make sure that we are I mean, our asks in, and we'll be more specific on what those asks, may look like as it relates to getting new cares Act funny or more specific, targeted funding for vaccine distributions but again Not just sitting in our hands. That's what we need. That's what we received from the federal government. That's what we need more from the federal government still state also looking to work with the Legislature. We are collectively working with the Legislature when we will be submitting to the Legislature. A new budget working on state budget for the next fiscal year will be submitting that budget in January with more detailed, specific prescriptive asked For support for concurrence with the Legislature will try to draws many dollars We can from the federal government down and then we look forward to the next stimulus. But we're not gonna wait for that next stimulus to keep the mo mentum and do what we need to do to get these that these vaccines out, and that includes by the way, a public awareness and media campaign That's tens of millions of dollars were developing the P ECE. That's a multifaceted effort, not just traditional TV broadcast broadcast radio, but more culturally competent messaging and messengers. They're trusted messengers and diverse communities to develop again..
"mckesson" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Show. So if you've been following social media, you know they've been suppressing stories that conservatives wants and that liberals do not. Straight from the set of Duck Dynasty, was testifying before Congress and made perfectly clear what social media agenda is, And the thing is, when you exist in a bubble like Jack Dorsey is like in a cave in Malaysia being bitten by mosquitoes and smoking dope. And all your liberal friends are telling you you're doing some good for the world by suppressing content. You literally do not understand why people would be so upset you, Jack Dorsey did not understand why people were so upset in him is, by the way is the same guy who saw a political he hired to Ray McKesson at one point By the racial commentator Deray McKesson as one of the chief voices to decide what kind of concept was appropriate for Twitter. Jack Dorsey acknowledged the problem that Twitter is that Republicans don't trust us. Yes. You think I can't imagine why Republicans don't trust you when you literally barred in your post from posting for three weeks because they put up a story that was true. Where is Jack Dorsey? Apparently straight from Treasure Island. Ben Gunn here. Section 2 30 gave Internet services to important tools. The first provides immunity from liability for users content. A second provides Good Samaritan protections for content moderation in removal. Even of constitutionally protected speech as long as it's done in good faith. The concept of good faith is what's being challenged by many of you today. Some of you don't trust were acting in good faith. That's the problem. I want to focus on solving Out of service is like Twitter on your trust. Let's see how the other interest How about this? How about complete transparency? Have you know why you banned material? How you don't downgrade material and then keep downgrading material and keep banning the outlet because you don't like the political content. Get the door. See himself acknowledged. There's no evidence that the New York Post story was disinformation. None. Senator Ron Johnson asked him directly about it. Any means any space they're not authentic. They are Russian disinflation. Mr Darcy. You know. So so Whywould Whywould you censor it? Why did you prevent that from being 78 on your platform? There's supposed to be for the free expression of ideas and particularly true ideas. We believe to fill a fell over hacking materials policy. Okay, so it's not there hacked materials policy because it was then followed up on and it was like I so hold up. You're saying it's the hacked materials policy that this was hacked? You cover the steel dossier. That was no problem. My favorite claim by Jack Dorsey. Straight from apparently rabbinic school is that Twitter does not affect elections. Okay. If they didn't affect elections, then literally, they would not have these policies. The whole reason that Twitter implements of these policies is because Democrats claim they affected elections. Here's Ted Cruz, asking Dorsey about it. There's Twitter have the ability to influence elections. No. You don't believe Twitter has any ability to influence elections. No, we're one part of the spectrum of people have So your testifying to this committee right now that Twitter when its silences people when its sensors people wanted blocks political speech that has no impact on elections, people, people have choice of other communication channels. Okay, that is that is delicious. I'm just it is wonderful that now now footers, claiming they have no ability to affect elections. Sure, sure you don't. And this is the problem. They do have the ability to affect elections, and they have no standard practice What they censor. There's something, Doris. He also said. He said there was literally no, we just kind of censor what we please. There he was explaining In some cases are rhythms take action. In other cases, humans to in some cases, it's a pairing of the two There are numerous examples of blue checkmark blue check marks that are spreading false information that aren't flag so Twitter must have some kind of list of priority counselor maintains you have the blue checkmark list out. Decide how do you decide when the flag sweets got into that? A little bit is their formal threshold of Retweets or likes that must be met before a tweet this flag? No. So they have no actual standards. Okay, so basically it's all arbitrary. But why don't you trust us coming up? We'll talk about Democrats. Democrats are very angry.
Could Trump push a vaccine through before election day?
"Just wrote an article or a informed policy that about the vaccines and about whether we can trust them or not. If one comes out before the election and can we can we? Trust vaccine that comes out say but what would be a good date November I. That's their target date November I. That is not that the trump administration instructed the CDC to instruct every single governor in the United States and territories to be ready for mass distribution and to by October I have. SENT CDC their Master Plan for how they will vaccinate their population for approval, and then actually it out courtesy of a private contracting firm called mckesson on November first. But we saw a real blowback from political leaders and of course, the public generally and the public health community saying wait a second. How in the world? Can you imagine that you're GonNa, have a safe proven effective vaccine in the next fifty plus days. that's just inconceivable and nine major vaccine makers jointly released a statement promising the world that they will not go along with being shoved out the door hastily and that they will indeed do adequate safety and so on, and then Astra Zeneca which had the most promising vaccine. Let it be known that they're stopping their trial temporarily because they've seen a side effect in one of the trial participants will stop and just say ask you how many vaccines are in the research. Pipeline. Well, if you count the ones that are rather dubious from places like Russia and you put them all in the pile, it's close to two hundred are in the pipeline worldwide. There are. Basically, ten leading contenders that the United States government is looking at most of them are made in America, but there's also Astra Zeneca made in in in the UK and a joint American German product that is probably at the front of the line right now jointly made by Pfizer and a German company. There are many many many products out there all in various stages of testing all the way from just in the Lavatory to already in thirty thousand trial subjects in phase three trials
"mckesson" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Pharmaceuticals and medical equipment including McKesson cardinal health Henry Schein engine minor medline fed ex and UPS yeah we just concluded a very productive meeting about ways to keep our supply chains and delivery systems moving at top speed and maybe I'd like to just ask for a couple of minutes before Mike Coffman to come up and maybe add a second Mike is with cardinal and ed is a one and minor but I and I appreciated if anybody else has anything please come up but if you could come up Mike for second and at first second just you could maybe say what you told me before when we had the meeting thank you thank you Mr president and thanks for your leadership on this because that leadership we have really seen the government agencies working with industry like no time before we see the HHS FEMA the CDC work incredibly effectively with all of the distributors and all distributors working together for the good of the people and all of us have been so focused on making sure that we take care of our customers because we our customers are the ones that are taking care of the patients every day we need to do everything we can to make things good for them and so it's been great to see how well all these government agencies have been courting together with us thank you thank you for sharing residents thank you Mr president when I first start by thinking ministration for all the support you provided to the industry and one of things we did we did hear the challenge and starting in January we ramped up our production in the Americas including our facility in North Carolina where we are now manufacturing an additional forty to fifty million masks per month to get into the U. S. health care system we talked about this in the pre meeting one of the issues we're struggling with is the demand increase you know used an anecdotal example of one hospital in New York that traditionally uses roughly ten to twenty thousand Max a week are now used in two to three hundred thousand mass a week to multiply that times the entire popular tire U. S. let alone the same demand outside of the U. S. that's part of the issue are running into his email with a significant ramp up in supply you know they're still that demand that is that is much greater than that supply thank you much and I bring that up because what we discussed back in the room we were in a conference room very nice one actually is called the cabinet room that statement was made that they've been delivering for years ten to twenty thousand masks okay it's a New York hospital very is packed all the time how do you go from ten to twenty to three hundred thousand ten to twenty thousand masks to three hundred thousand even though this is different something's going on and your look into it as reporters where the masculinity going out the back door how do you go from ten thousand to three hundred thousand and we have that a lot of different places so somebody should probably look into that because I just don't see from a practical standpoint how that's a civil to go from that to that and we have that happening in numerous places and not to that extent that was the highest number of her that's the highest number you've seen I would imagine right but this man makes someone delivers them to a lot of hospitals he knows the system better than anybody and I think you were more surprised that I was when you saw that number so thank you very much I hope I didn't get any of your clients in trouble but it could be that they are in trouble so they have to look at that in New York FEMA is working with these companies to launch project air bridge to expedite the movement of critical supplies from other countries to the United States the first flight arrived at JFK airport New York this morning filled with eighty tons of personal protective equipment.
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"Campaign for president with the same spirit with which again is a five day a boss us together as a nation Lucas as he entered the race to win but hasn't been able to raise the money to do that this is NPR news Oklahoma's Attorney General Mike hunter says he suing three pharmaceutical distributors alleging they failed to report unusually high orders for opioids the lawsuit names cardinal health McKesson Corp and AmerisourceBergen Corp hunter is one another lawsuit against opioid manufacturer Johnson Johnson last year Oklahoma reach settlements against opioid makers produ pharma and the tether pharmaceuticals company prosecutors a former congressman Chris Collins should serve nearly five years in prison for giving his son privileged information that affected stocking a biotechnology firm defense attorneys say their client should serve no time behind bars in October sixty nine year old Collins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and lying to federal officials he scheduled for sentencing Friday in New York the Houston Astros of fire the team's manager and general manager over sign stealing scandal the pair had already been suspended for here after an investigation into the Astros use of technology to inform their players about the opposing team's upcoming pitches Astros owner Jim crane says he accepts the leaks findings you can be confident that will be we will always do the right thing and will not I have this happen again on my watch the league has also find the Astros five million dollars and stripped the team up its first and second round draft picks for this season and next Wall Street stocks closed higher the Dow Jones industrials gained eighty three points.
"mckesson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Campaign for president with the same spirit with which again is might be a boss take us together as a nation Lucas as he entered the race to win but hasn't been able to raise the money to do that this is NPR news Oklahoma's Attorney General Mike hunter says he's suing three pharmaceutical distributors alleging they failed to report unusually high orders for opioids the most of names cardinal health McKesson Corp and AmerisourceBergen Corp hunter is one another lawsuit against opioid manufacturer Johnson Johnson last year Oklahoma reach settlements against makers produce pharma and the tether pharmaceuticals company prosecutors a former congressman Chris Collins should serve nearly five years in prison for giving his son privileged information that affected sparking a biotechnology firm defense attorneys say their client should serve no time behind bars in October sixty nine year old Collins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and lying to federal officials he scheduled for sentencing Friday in New York the Houston Astros of fire the team's manager and general manager over sign stealing scandal had already been suspended for here after an investigation into the Astros use of technology to inform their players about the opposing team's upcoming pitches Astros owner Jim crane says he accepts the leaks findings you can be confident that will be we will always do the right thing and will not I have this happen again on my watch the league has also find the Astros five million dollars and stripped the team up its first and second round draft picks for this season and next Wall Street stocks closed higher the Dow Jones industrials gained eighty three points the nasdaq at it.
"mckesson" Discussed on Yahoo Finance Presents
"I I heard about Diriye mckesson after Ferguson. When he became front and center in the Black Lives Matter Movement and then I discovered that we had a number of connections so it was really interesting to get to know him a little bit? Drake very thoughtful guy when it comes to politics and he's steeped in it so he had a lot to say about the various Democratic candidates for president he'd previously previously supported Bernie Sanders then he supported Hillary Clinton. Now it sounds like he's interested in supporting Elizabeth. Warren I think terrain mckesson Hasson is a very singular human being and I think there's a lot of future ahead for for this guy's only thirty four years old and he's a figure of national prominence already. He is so thoughtful and so passionate about what he considers needs fixing in this country that I think we're going to be hearing from him for many years to come. Today's guests Deray mckesson author activist and host of the PODCAST pod. Save the people to ray great to see here so I want to start off and ask you about the news impeachment. And and what you think about impeaching president trump. Does that make sense or should we wait to the election in November. I think it makes sense. I think if anything it was odd to see the left sort of slow down impeachment talk for so long. It was like a piece battle to divide the country. I mean that was the message from leading Democrats for a long time and then we finally to get to the Ukraine moment and people are like. Oh that's really bad. You're like well. He's done a lot of really bad things so I think it's good that we're moving forward. It is still Still sort of weird to see trumpy so aggressive and so intense and people still be reticent about fighting him but isn't it the case that the Senate simply not gonNa vote to impeach him ultimately to me. So what's the point. I think that you know people. AFC have it perfect responsibility and we do our part and we don't just we don't play the game before they gave us play so they're like we are responsibilities to impeach when it goes to the Senate they have to do their part and if they don't removed and they don't remove but that doesn't mean that we actually don't uphold our into the bargain we're GONNA be starting the presidential election season right away and so the Democrats man. It's a big field and I'm just wondering what your thoughts are. Don't drill down and ask some specifics but generally speaking so like Warren. I think if anything I don't understand the education plans if anybody I think they're all off So that's like one of my issues with Warren's plan I think the criminal justice plans a low narrow thought there'd be a boulder idea but on the whole I think she's really strong. I think what's interesting about Warren. Now is that she sort of a victim of our own success when you think about her being progressive and an I is that it's interesting. White women actually aren't flocking around more which is like an interesting being demographic for her to be losing at this moment and I think there's a way that she talks about what the world can be. That actually seems a little too aggressive for people which is sort of odd because because what she's saying is sort of basic. Everybody should have healthcare. It's not a radical idea you shouldn't be mired in debt. Not Sort of radically like these things. Actually sort of we should normalize is them I do think. AFC has pride in the best job on the left of saying big ideas in a way. That seems really simple right like sort of like. Oh this is like the Amazon thing in New York. She's like Amazon. Can Afford it and people are like you're wide. I can't believe you're gonNA ruin the economy so many jobs that she's like watching C.. And then what does Amazon do they come anyway right. I think that warn people receiving warrant as being aggressive and she does have big ideas. But they aren't. They're sort of no more ideas that we should be rallying around. It is interesting to me. Not only because he continues to make a whole set of unforced errors but because he is polling so low amongst black people but still has a a national platform. And that to me. I'm just like confused by right. So how can you raised so much money. How can you be a contender in literally? You're like Ed zero or one or two percent among black people and you cannot win you will not win the nomination without a Black Sea port. I like Bernie. I think Bernie's sort of the same Bernie. We we saw two thousand sixteen. My only struggle with burning has always been I think the what is there. The how always been questioned. I like I never understood understood so I think that Bernie can say what we need to do. We start to ask sometimes about how we do it. That's when it is a little shaky on that side Who Else I like? Castro Castro is being mentioned Biden. Oh you know because there's a part of Biden that I I understand the bravado. Because it's like He. He has won everything he's ever every race he's been in. He's been elected since I was before I was born. You know there is something about that that it's like. Why would you ever like every every single time? People have counted you out and you won. I think that Biden actually benefits from something similar to what trump benefits from in the sense that you're like okay Kayla he just stumbled sometimes by like a fact wrong like totally misrepresent something or say something really odd people not just Biden. And you're like okay. That's sort of weird. I think that Biden. I think that we deserve somebody a little more to the left. And by News Biden I think still plays still plays politics In in a world that was twenty years ago thirty years ago. I don't think he's in a twenty twenty world right now. I think he can get sort of choice to live in the world that he lives him. Who Do you think's GonNa win though? I think that a Democrat will win. I don't know I don't think trump will be president the nomination I and I don't know I. I think I think warn might seek it out. I think Biden can win. I think between the two of them I think either of them could win. And would you support bud. Ah Yes I would've. I'll vote for the nominee. Whoever the nominee is out and you think that they will be president trump in November? I think you know you think about two thousand sixteen. There were a lot of people even on the left who participated participated in a in language and logic that said President doesn't matter eight VO local president really isn't it should be did it And then entered trump trump and people realize that that position was a while position to be in like. I'll never forget when I publicly support Hillary. I wrote this up in the Washington. Post people call me everything but Italian. I mean it was really really from the left. I can't believe you would sell out like that. You know like I don't believe this man right. I believe and we do all this damage in the country but I think those people get it together I think the people mobilized out of necessity and I think that what's interesting about trump is at the trauma is not into. He's just sort of keeping it steady right like keeping keeping his agenda steady and I think that like the closer we get to election time people realize that like whether they liked the nominee or not. They just won't survive in a world where he's as president so our country to raise so divided up right now. It's polarized in regardless of where you sit. Perhaps even you might agree with that. Appoint if you're a Republican. You might agree with that. How can this country come back together again? I don't even know I don't know if I think about what s coming back together as much as it's like. What do we do to move forward in a world where everybody Kim win you know like we? Nobody loses when everybody can eat. Nobody loses when everybody has access to a doctor and nobody loses when every kid can read and write. Nobody loses their safety and communities and the police don't kill people and I think there's like this a weird logic that language words like divided. It makes it seem like there's going to be winners and losers and it's like I think that we can live in a world where like everybody eats breakfast lunch. And then we should normalize this notion that like in the world. Oh that we WANNA build Everybody wins they. Do you know I think in the world we live in today. There are clear winners in clear. Losers there are some people who can afford breakfast breakfast lunch and dinner and there's some people can't and it's like we always think about poverty as a political choice. Poverty is not like a inherent necessity of the world. We think about hunger as a political choice hunger hunger not an inherent necessity of the world. These things that people have allowed to happen so when I think about how do we get to the other side of these things. It's what I appreciate about a warrant when I appreciate about Bernie is that they have sort of normalized idea. I've sort of dreaming big about saying Warren could have said we're GONNA like give people more access to loans that's right and that has been a totally fine position for people for a long time instead. She was like no debt. You're like okay right like that is like a big idea you know and I think we're in that the time at least in the less people where we have collectively normalize that big ideas or things that we actually deserve I think if there's anything thing that I worry about I think that there's so many people for whom the system is never done that. Good has never helped them never really worked in for them. Participation Asian in sort of electoral politics always seemed futile futile. Because it's never really worked for them and as long as people like that feel like they are on the outside then then we will lose because they won't vote right Or this is my fight with Obama. The last time we met with him. It's like Obama is in that Arab Democrats who sort of says if you care about the country vote if you understand your power boat and the reality is is like I was one of the people who voted my entire life. I still got teargassed. I got dragged out police department by my ankles the FBI visited my house it. It wasn't that like voting stopped any of those things from avenue. We think about voting as one of the tools in a toolbox right so which we should be telling people communities as like if you want to change inch things vote participate at the local level. Go to the school where meeting it is all of these things right. You don't build a house with one tool you own a house with a toolbox. Oh box so the economy has done really well over the past decade. We're at the end of the decade. Yeah well but that's maybe a problem. I want to ask you about that because economists look at these broad measures unemployment GDP the stock market. And yet you're unable with those metrics to drill down and actually look at Real Americans I mean you you can see wealth and income inequality and those ideas and those numbers sort of run counter to these broader measures. So so how is it is America in great shape economically or not. I think it depends on who you ask right. It's like there as a week in poverty we can. Can you think of poverty as a result of personal choices or we can think about. Poverty is structural choices. trae in the people who think about poverty as a result of person choices they participate in this logic. Because like connery's five right it is getting better. It is like we're overall net positive in poverty rates. Started pretty steady right. It's not it hasn't had a huge dramatic decrease decrease in poverty certainly not child poverty nine inner cities not when we disagree the data around race when we think about poverty but I'm always reminded that people choose the report wasn't like whole communities woke up and they were like you know what poverty is my choice today. That isn't a happening right. Structures like forced people into poverty. So I will be. He impressed about the economy when that change right. That's when I'll be like let me know right and you think about what trump just did in the past couple of weeks about seven hundred thousand people are GonNa get kicked..
U.S. prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors
"The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Federal Prosecutors I have launched a criminal probe of opioid makers and distributors. The investigation aims to decide whether pharmaceutical companies intentionally allowed OPIOID painkillers to flood communities. This sort of criminal investigation is usually reserved for drug dealers and cartels so this is pretty major. If the investigation results in criminal charges it could be the biggest prosecution of drug companies. He's that have allegedly contributed to the OPIOID epidemic Akilah. What are the companies that are involved in this? And how far has this investigation gone already. Yeah so six. Companies have confirmed in in regulatory filings that they received a grand jury subpoenas from the US Attorney's office in the Eastern District of New York. There's probably more but we do know about Johnson Johnson. TV If a pharmaceutical industries and mckesson Corp Ammiel Pharmaceuticals Mellon crowd and resources. Bergen Corp they have better. Yeah without headed out. This is a criminal investigation instead of a civil one on the show. We've talked about the big civil case involving Purdue Pharma Company paid a two hundred seventy million dollar settlement and its legal battle against Oklahoma Tiba also agreed to pay that state eighty five million now shortly after those settlements Purdue Pharma filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy. What makes this case different than all those other ones? So according to legal experts that the Wall Street Journal spoke with criminal charges require prosecutors to prove an effort to willfully fully end intentionally avoid requirements like reporting signs. You know like suspicious orders. For example that could indicate the drugs were being used for non medical purposes under the controlled Substances Act whereas civil charges can be brought to executives and companies for failing to report those signs passively in other words. The attorneys Ernie's general have to prove these companies intentionally hid the red flags about how the drugs are being distributed and misuse and communities across the country Earlier this year when federal federal prosecutors filed similar but smaller criminal cases in Manhattan and Ohio against a pharmaceutical distributor and a couple of executives Manhattan. US Attorney Jeffrey Berman Said said quote executives of a pharmaceutical distributor and the distributor itself have been charged with drug trafficking wild. Yeah wow so. This is a big deal. And it's part of a movement towards reparations for communities that have dealt with this opioid crisis but what comes next question to your point about this being moved towards repairing what's been lost more than four hundred thousand Americans have died from overdoses from legal and illegal opioid since one thousand nine nine. That number comes from the some federal statistics six so obviously millions of dollars won't be enough ray. Several of the companies being investigated have already tried to reach settlements in the forty eight billion dollar range but if the ninety settlements from big tobacco or any kind of indication we should be looking in the hundreds of billions of dollars range much of the money one against big tobacco unfortunately went into budget gaps in different states rather than to you know rehabilitation and crisis services. So there's a lot to pay attention to with the money. How much of it is coming? And where exactly exactly the funds will go at the end of all of
U.S. prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors
"We are following a developing story in the OPIOID makers the Wall Street Journal Reporting Federal Prosecutors have opened up a criminal probe into a number of these companies. Let's get right now to make trump back at CNBC HQ with more details. Make Hey Brian well. These companies are already facing thousands of lawsuits over their role nuclear crisis. And this may be a case of another negative headline rattling stocks. Now we already knew that these drug makers and distributors had received subpoenas from US attorneys concerning the controlled Substances Act Johnson and Johnson. Kevin Mallon Cotton Amnio on the drug company side and Amir Source Bergen mckesson of the distributors now. The Journal reported today that federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into drug companies examining whether they violated that act which the Journal points out is normally used to go after drug dealers. I spoke with Bernstein analyst. Ronnie Gal who said he was surprised that the stocks were moving so sharply lower on this. He said investigations investigations are one thing but criminal prosecutions would be another and right now. The report is that the probe is in its early stages but he also pointed out that these stocks had recovered quite a bit over the last month on some potential expected relief in these lawsuits particularly Teva. Some of the companies have reached a tentative settlement framework with some state attorneys general over the OPIOID the degation but not all states are on board. And it's not a done deal. Meanwhile oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma continues to make its way through bankruptcy trying to get more CDs on board with its settlement proposal which is contingent engine unsettling DOJ probes as well and a New York case against multiple companies is scheduled to go to trial early next year unless a settlement is reached. They're the headline today. Just another reminder reminder guys at this saga is far from over for these companies brand make tro make thank you very much or you guys. Just talk more about this. I mean these are big names. The stocks got hit today but this is an issue. We're talking about a criminal probe. We're not talking about a civil case. We're talking about criminal charges here. So the headline risks of significant name like mckesson for example. And it's done this a number number of times within the last six months one thirty one fifty five back to one thirty back to one fifty five. It's probably headed back down to the thirty five W. trade these stocks right now. You don't autumn because that's not the environment we find ourselves in people will say mckesson nine times. It's cheap it is cheap but the headline risk is too severe. So it's down seven percents today my senses senses this further room to the downside but one thirty five level. I think you close your eyes and you buy it again. Well if you think about John Jaso they are clearly both. The most diversified in the one is the biggest balance-sheet and in fact rallied On a couple of small state settlements in terms of civil charges. So I if you think about the headlines that are going to continue to fly in the face of of frankly on Johnson Johnson a handful of fronts. I don't think you have to go in there and run. You don't have to run in there tomorrow and buy it but I do think you have a dynamic here with a company that is at least I made it very clear. There are places where they think you know. It's worth settling and places where they're going to dig in very hard and ultimately we've seen this balance sheet is actually a rallying cry for the stock during difficult times time so I actually think this very well insulated around here is best as I can understand it very unclear. Federal Criminal Environment. Yeah I mean you got teva which is down fifty four percents year Amnio which is probably too small dimension. I mean make mention it so I will again. But it's down eighty three percent. Let's not forget about you. Remember insys therapeutics. Anybody Remember Insurance Nancy. They filed for bankruptcy in June. The stock basically went to zero because they had criminal charges around opioids now. They were more of a sort of a biotech nick base in Arizona. The point I'm trying to make here and I do wonder you don't know where these are going to go. This is the national crisis. We're talking about criminal charges. Any reason to own any of them in that circumstance. I guess if I had to own one I would go to John Jay with seventy and they can afford it right. The balance sheet is as Tim. Tim is talking about is the best shape of any of them. But I don't think you need to. I don't know why you need to I don't know why you need to chase him. Go
Reckoning with U.S. opioid crisis as $8 billion Ohio trial kicks off
"Who bears the responsibility for the opioid crisis in this country two decades and more than two hundred thousand overdose deaths later today is the first in the opioid epidemic that aims to answer that crucial question the first landmark federal opioid trial begins this morning in Cleveland six companies that earn billions of dollars making distributing and selling opioids are being sued by two counties in Ohio the trial is seen as a bellwether test the jury's decision will establish liability for the entire drug industry for the role that it played fueling the epidemic north country public radio's Brian man covers opioid litigation for NPR he joins us from Cleveland Brian thanks for being here hi Rachel these companies being sued include some big names Walgreens McKesson cardinal health they were all hoping to avoid a trial right to try to negotiate a cell as a settlement even up to the last minute what happened why couldn't they get that done yeah I was pretty intense in the last days top executives flew her to Cleveland to meet with the judge overseeing this case and a source involved with the talks told NPR companies were offering a billion dollars a year over the next eighteen years and also offering to donate billions of dollars worth of prescription drugs to be used to help people suffering from addiction that sounds like a lot but given the scope of this epidemic you know hundreds of thousands of Americans dead many more suffering now from addiction communities and some state attorneys general they just wanted companies to pay more so now the trial's going forward thousands of communities obviously are going to be watching this just describe what's on the line for them yeah I've been speaking over the last year to a lot of local officials and first responders medical professionals and they just said they need money to fight this epidemic to pay for things like law enforcement in hospitals and foster care programs a lot of people are still dying in this epidemic so if there is a big payout that money could say lot save lives critics of the drug into he said there's something else at stake here too Rachel a sense of accountability and justice Kathryn Clark is a congresswoman I spoke with in Massachusetts we have to make an example of this corporate greed that delivered such devastation to communities throughout this country so you know there's a lot of anger out there this trial's going to test whether that anger really translates into arguments that hold up in court I should add the Johnson and Johnson lost a civil trial this summer in a state court in Oklahoma so you know if the industry loses again here in this federal court it will start to look like a trans so how do they avoid that what arguments of the companies making what the big argument is that they're selling a highly regulated product that you can't buy without a prescription the federal government did know all along how many pills they were selling so you know the companies are going to make the case to this jury that it was a regulatory failure a government tell your and and not a corporate failure I understand there's a new argument being made here by the communities who are are doing the suing in in this case it's it's around a public nuisance claim can you explain this yeah this is actually fascinating rates on it could have big ramifications he's opioid lawsuits claim the drug companies created a public nuisance selling these medications so aggressively public nuisance laws never been used in exactly this way before so this parts experimental and some conservative legal thinkers especially those working for the drug industry hope the jury won't go for it they say the job of solving big public problems like the opioid epidemic should belong to state legislatures and Congress not the courts here's Luther strange is a former Republican senator from Alabama now a private attorney working for members of the Sackler family who own Purdue pharma he spoke about these public nuisance lawsuits to a gathering of the federalist society I've read actually written on this recently it's because it is a blooming problem it comes up the system it prevents the ease of settlement of large cases now and just in the opioid world you have two thousand towns and cities and municipalities now she's a pretty form is not on trial in this case they filed for bankruptcy last month so their liabilities being hashed out in a different court but this federal trials can impact the rest of the industry testing whether thousands of these public nuisance lawsuits will hold up if they do hold up in this court the payouts could be on the scale of the tobacco settlements of the
Judge summons drug company CEOs to discuss opioid settlement: source
"The jury was seated for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis but the push to settle the case before opening arguments next week's continue US district judge Dan poster had ordered executives for the companies that are defendants to appear in Cleveland for continued negotiation opening arguments are scheduled for Monday with two county governments arguing the company is engaged in a conspiracy that has ravaged their communities all the companies say they comply with the law and supplied only the drugs the doctors prescribe the drug distribution companies AmerisourceBergen cardinal health and McKesson manufacturers to have a and Johnson and Johnson all have the outlines of a settlement to thousands of opioid related lawsuits that could be worth fifty billion dollars
Drug Makers Consider $18 Billion Settlement in Opioid Crisis
"Drug companies are trying desperately to reach a settlement on thousands of opioid lawsuits that's because they'll be in federal court on Monday in Cleveland if they don't NPR has learned that the judge handling the case has already rejected one proposed deal that was valued at about eighteen billion dollars and the New York Times reported late yesterday that a new settlement proposal is now on the table it is worth as much as fifty billion Brian man with north country public radio covers opioid litigation for NPR good morning Brian I know so a lot up in the air here we're do things stand right now yeah we know the talks are intense there is this deadline looming because of Monday start of the trial judge Dan pollster who's running the show is keeping a very tight lid on these negotiations so none of the companies involved are confirming those dollar figures what they have said is that they want to deal big drug distributors like McKesson AmerisourceBergen and cardinal health and also drug makers like tavern and Johnson and Johnson they want some kind of global settlement it'll end this seemingly endless wave of opioid lawsuits more than twenty three hundred suits have been filed okay so they want to deal just to get out of this to get through this so far no deal yet not yet we heard from attorneys representing a lot of these local governments that are suing late last night they said no deal has happened yet one wrinkled no well is that the drug industry seems to want a lot of control over how settlement money would be spent what programs the dollars would find and they also won a lot of the payout to come in the form of medication addiction relief drugs and product that they would give not actual cash and a lot of these companies communities I should say say they need money they've spent billions of dollars on law enforcement and we have programs in foster care so they want money another big issue in these talks is whether or not firms will admit to any wrongdoing at the deal that we heard about last month with Purdue pharma they refused to have college any wrongdoing in the opioid epidemic and and that failure to admit responsibility has driven some states to reject the deal alright so while these talks are under way with tens of billions of dollars on the line what is happening with this trial so far it's still moving forward all the machinery of jury selection is going on that took place yesterday and will happen again today so the pressure gets more intense day by day to reach some kind of deal before those opening arguments happen at nine AM Monday I understand this is supposed to be a big test case no well I mean the trial if it goes forward would establish the full scope of the drug industry's liability for this epidemic and interestingly the judge overseeing the trial judge poster has said to openly he prefers a settlement he'd like for this to get resolved why why not why not go to trial well I think the big thing is for everyone involved a trial equals uncertainty and a lot of risk companies that made and distributed opioids have been losing in court Johnson and Johnson lost a big civil trial this summer in Oklahoma valued at hundreds of millions of dollars in back in may a jury found executives with insist therapeutics guilty on criminal charges so the liability could be massive if this jury in Cleveland fines against the industry and forces it to pay to clean up this opioid epidemic there's also just a lot of bad PR that could come from this so that's something these companies want to avoid all right Bryan man thanks so much thank you know well Brian man with north country public radio covers opioid litigation for NPR and he will be in
An $18 Billion Proposal to Settle Opioid Litigation
"We're reporting that three big drug distributors are in talks to pay eighteen billion dollars to settle charges that they opt fuel the OPIOID epidemic the company's mckesson Amarah Spergon and cardinal health are still in negotiations but if a deal is finalized the settled that would be the first to achieve a broad resolution of the opioid lawsuits outside of bankruptcy Charlie Turner has been finding out more from Sarah Reynoso Sir what are the terms of the settlement as far as what you've been told yes so it's still a proposed deal at this point but the idea would be that the three big drug distributors would pay eight keenum billion dollars over a span of eighteen years to resolve all of this opioid litigation and this is just the latest development involving opioid litigation there have been more than two thousand lawsuits so far having their that's right yeah that's there's been tons of moving parts there has been trials underway another trial scheduled the distributors are much more financially solvent so bankruptcy isn't really on the table for them what exactly do these lawsuits seek does it volve compensating communities for the costs of the opioid crisis that's right yeah ultimately what the committees are looking for his money the opioid crisis and so things like the donation of drugs or other non monetary contributions that could help them treat opioid addiction are also welcome did stem further addiction bolster foster programs things like that that have been impacted by the OPIOID crisis and hundreds of thousands of people have died over the past one
Three drug distributors in talks to settle opioid litigation for $18 billion
"Now with more than two thousand lawsuits have been filed by almost every state and numerous local governments three major drug distributors are in talks to pay eighteen billion dollars to settle sweeping litigation blaming them for fueling the opioid crisis citing people familiar with the discussions the Wall Street journal identifies the three companies as AmerisourceBergen cardinal health and McKesson the report says they would collectively play eight eighteen billion dollars over eighteen years under the potential
Drug Makers Consider $18 Billion Settlement in Opioid Crisis
"Well some settlement talk in the opioid industry the Wall Street journal says that the three companies that dominate drug distribution in the United States are in talks to settle state and local lawsuits against them this would be an eighteen billion dollar settlement over eighteen years the companies are McKesson AmerisourceBergen and cardinal
"mckesson" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"McKesson a ground zero strange World Series is good we do debuting this Sunday on the travel channel so back to M. kill trip back to the experiments back to pursue your back to the is simulated out of body experiences so with all the testing that would on that way do you think that they they they continue today and that some of the success stories would be you know when they were spying and they were remote viewing and you think that we're seeing a lot of the stuff back firing with the some of the the killers were seeing the shooters today okay so this is a very sensitive subject obviously and what I can say is I speculated many times because you must question on dense at the frequency of the shootings that there's gonna be a you know it this isn't just some random bars events that you know it's just unfortunate there's something to this and that's what I can say you know I there's something to this there's got to be some kind of influence I'm sorry but there is it's just too convenient sometimes now I don't know if what I'm seeing is you know news trying to take advantage of the fact they might get better ratings if they spend at a certain way so we are getting all the facts of the case it could be manipulated to the point where we don't really know exactly what happened or why but still the facts are that there are a lot of the shootings too many of them to go unnoticed and just say although it's just unfortunate that these are happening well what is the reason why these are happening why so many of them why and I just feel like there's some kind of influence that are just like you you know I have good reason to believe that but I have to be careful with my words on this particular subject well yeah I mean because of the background in in in looking into it I mean you certainly yet I have to guard your words now as I said earlier because we have you know national intelligence agencies that once again want to control the information has anything to do with this which brings us back to the idea that you cannot use the equipment you want to use their at Montauk because they have some strange reason for you not you know using it the same thing as to why if you ask questions of what happens with the shootings you get told well that's not something you're of your concern or you don't you know about in the meantime we have these conspiracy theories are spun out of control and then and you know we have people who were making up stories or at least make you stories of a fan cool or fit their bias and this is why we get confusion this is why we get anger and this is why we get the F. B. I. and several other agencies saying well if you and doesn't conspiracy theories are gonna harm or otherwise toward our cases you're gonna be arrested right arrested publicly shamed occurs where that kind of thing and you know nobody wants that you know we have to survive and we want to continue doing what we're doing and look there's something let's just say this we know these covert.
"mckesson" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Lot of us figure out. What's going on? The Trumpster as a dire threat to the plans of the socialist communist and the Democrats to seize control of every apparatus and part of the United States federal government, including the court system. And no matter by any means necessary. He must be taken out. So the Democrats can pay their pals with our tax dollars billions of dollars flowed. When Obama was elected to left-wing, radical political organizations like acorn etcetera an order to fund the Democratic Party when five Dallas police officers or murdered in cold blood in uniform by members of black lives matter. A hate group. The first thing Obama did was invite them into the White House. That is the group representing the murderers. What do we want dead cops? When you want them. Now when officers Ramos and Liu or murdered and in New York City sitting in their patrol cars by a black nationalist from Baltimore who drove in New York to look for someone to murder. One in Baton Rouge. There were protests on the Michael Brown hoax, hands up don't shoot and two more cops remembered in Baton Rouge. What did the president do invite the leaders of black lives matter on del Rey? Mckesson into Washington to meet with the president. And the president was extremely complimentary of the goals and aspirations of black lives matter saying they did a much better job organizing communities than I did when I was in Chicago, by the way, what kind of job that Obama doing Chicago organizing this outside of Chicago. Are you kidding me? Anybody could have done a better job. It's absurd. What I see happening on a regular basis. The Democratic Party the party of the confederacy the party of the confederate flag, the Democratic Party, the party of lynchings, the Ku Klux Klan in Jim crow. The party of race separation under Woodrow Wilson, an FDR that party the party that elected one of the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight Robert K K K bird. Jimmy, their leader nine States Senate, you know. Senator Ted Kennedy voted for a clansman to me, the later democrat party thirty years later democratic party's policies have largely destroyed large blocks and tracks of every democratic city. They overtake can't go to school. They say the police forces suck and mo- most major cities there's suit on a regular basis. There's no economic growth. There's no jobs. What happens who do they blame Trump the Republicans for their behavior and the media, the watchdogs are in fact, the lapdogs the megaphone Democratic Party that keeps this raid going? Let's continue with more coming up next is going to be Congressman Tom Massie of the bluegrass state of Kentucky. He was like third from the top when he was quizzing Cohen about his behavior. So we're going to talk to congressman Massey here in a few minutes about what cone testified to on Wednesday live. And then after that, we got Wayne Allyn root at the top of the next hour. And then at the bottom is going to be Julie god-like, independent women's forum. I love Julie Gunnlaug, a conservative female with independent women's forum about the IRA and women in the military. The IRA equal rights amendment is illegal the fourteenth amendment says you can't discriminate against any person without regard to gender or whatever for any laws. United States of America is completely irrelevant. But the Democratic Party needs missions to scare the crap out of their core constituency to keep this rate in the hopes going, and they're expert keeping charades going as we continue calls from Chicago. Los Angeles, Denver Tampa, many places in between. Aligned becomes available. Eight.
"mckesson" Discussed on 790 KABC
"This hour Bernie Sanders will not condemn Venezuela is still is he won't condemn the Venezuelan social socialist dictator. He's still making the rounds. We'll get to that. We'll also get to my plan for fighting climate change because I've been convinced it is a massive crisis like World War Two, and I have a solution. It may not be a popular solution. But it is a solution. But we begin this hour with jussie smollet. The latest is that he has been released on one hundred thousand dollars bond. The man who was earning sixty five thousand dollars in episode reportedly apparently he staged a racial hoax to increase his salary. Joining us on the line is Rafer Weigel. He's a reporter for FOX thirty two in Chicago. He's been covering the jussie smollet case from the beginning to the disdain of many, including d'auray McKesson who beloved of of Twitter. He says I realized today Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel. Responsible for much of the misinformation disseminated by Chicago PD sources about jussie smollet so ripped up and Taylor's Rafer Weigel by many members of the extreme left turns out everything he reported from the very start was absolutely true river, thanks so much for joining venturo show. Then thank you so much for having me on. I appreciate it. So what are we start from the beginning? Can you tell us how your coverage of the story came about from your perspective, how the story unfolded? Well, when we got wind of it right away the next day from Chicago police, we were all skeptical of my colleagues in the local media. I mean, if you know, Chicago, you know, street or Ville, you know, the area, it just seems very odd. And and then when I spoke to my we didn't report any of that. But once spoke to my sources at Chicago PD, and they gave me that on the record that they're skeptical albeit anonymously, and and that they were baffled by this. That's when I reported that. And and I asked if they were comfortable with that. And he said, yeah. Because at the end of the day releases job to be skeptical its reporters job. To be skeptical at said old adage in journalism, if your mother says she loves you check it out so little by little my sources encyclopedia managing editor. She has sources in there as well. So, you know, if we got to sources different sources giving us the same bit of information, you know, we'd go with it. I mean, and and it gradually as time unfolded like you said most of it just proved to be true. So you know, I didn't take it personally when attacked me. I just quietly are politely asked him. You know, do me a favor. Tell me what your sources are. And what you know. Because clearly, you know, what's going on. And when he didn't respond. I just you know, I took exception to him attacking my credibility because at the end of the day. I just reported. What was true? And that is police say x y and z police were saying x y and z and x y and z is now what the state's attorney's office and prosecutors are now saying it just know remains to be seen. If if those charges will stick Rafer, you've been very close with the Chicago PD, how many man hours, do you think? Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent on this particular investigation. Oh, absolutely hundreds of thousands of dollars. But here's the thing. You know superintendent Eddie Johnson this morning said, you know, they they have a they have a hate crimes division already in place that they're already getting paid to do that job. But the problem is is that this away from them in basic best getting legitimate hate crimes. That's in the words of PD so presumed innocent innocent until proven guilty. But in in the police departments is you know, they already have the resources allocated to investigate this as a hate crime. But it's just because they feel it was a hoax, and it wasn't, you know, an actual real hate crime. You know, Eddie Johnson used the word he said he's passed and and I can tell from the get-go Rahm Emanuel was upset about this as well. And and you know, they had every intention of you know, they felt they were taking advantage of. And they had every intention of getting to the bottom of this investigation to nail smell led to the wall. Because for Chicago PD, this is personal and for mayor Rahm Emanuel. You know, I guess the arguments from the right about Obama guy, and it's a shame sanctuary city. I heard the whispers that Chicago will bury this under the rug and nothing could be further from the truth. Because the one thing that Rahm Emanuel cares about I zone image. And the second is the city of Chicago and his PD was, you know, their credibility was on the line here. So they were gonna get to the bottom of this matter. What did you think there are some allegations that the PD were kind of slow playing this case, they knew very very early on that this thing was probably a hoax that they had essentially put the whole thing together within a week or two of it happening. This happened on January twenty nine February twenty first you think there's any truth to the idea that the PD kind of slow played the revelations from this case. Well, it was actually totally circumstantial and coincidental. They had to wait until the two brothers returned from Nigeria because the brothers were away for two weeks that does we're going to be there star witnesses those were the guys that they they say they were able to track down. And I mean, it was incredible. The way they map it out this morning. The video of them leaving the scene. They got in a taxi, and then they got into an Uber. And then they were two blocks away from their home. And they got them all the way till they walked home to piece all of that together. You know? Yeah. If they had gotten to those guys sooner than we probably would have had a case sooner. So it was really just circumstantial and then during the course of that time, you know, does the GM a energy today. The prosecutor cited that as evidence in their case that he, you know, further trying to mislead people in the police to believe that their attackers were white. And which was you know, he also said in his police report that he said that, you know, the space around there is was white. So you know that Jimmy interview now potentially could be used as evidence against small latte. And at the very least it's surely going to work very much against him in the court of public opinion, it now that the allegations are that he made all this up. Rafer Weigel is reporter for FOX two in Chicago all over this jussie smollet story from the very beginning. Now Rafer he's been charged with the class four felony that could carry up to one. Point five years in prison folks are saying that he may get he may only get parole after all of this from the outside that just seems absurd to me that the the idea that the entire country would be wrapped up in this that the that the PD would be put on edge for weeks at a time because of hoax that was created in the stupidest possible apparently signed a personal check to the other guys were participating in the house. Is it the case that they're considering parole for him? No, I don't think that's even an option. I mean, I think that I mean, look my sources were saying that Kim FOX wanted him to plead down to a misdemeanor and the the Rams office was like Noah, that's that's not going to happen. You know? And and the the real reason why I don't think that he's going to get probation because I'm getting every every indication from his legal team that they intend to fight this. And you know, rather than accepting a plea probation that would mean you'd have to guilt, and I'm not seeing any sign that he that he will admit guilt. Now, the other thing I wanna point out. Then is that you know, this is. Cook County prosecution, there's an entirely other. There's an another investigation entirely, and that's the federal investigation into that hate letter, the FBI, the US postal service are looking into that. There have been no leaks coming out of that particular investigation. Federal I mean that that's the one that could be the word. The biggest problem for Jesse smell electors. You're looking at possible terrorism charges annual fraud. I mean, that's the thing that could end up putting him away if they can prove that he sent the letter to himself. Well, the scariest thing for Justice Millette will be if he ends up in prison with the man who attacked him, and which would be pretty much every. Thanks so much for joining the show. I really appreciate it. We'll definitely have you back on as as this thing progresses. You can give us the updates from the city. He's done a great job of covering this. Really? Appreciate your hard work on it. Then I really do. Appreciate it. And I love you, buddy. So you know, you know, how about a follow back that. I think you're I think you're one of the best. Dude. I'm doing it right now as we are on the phone. I am following you. I'm not kidding here. Here we go. Here's the click. Boom, followed all right done. Thanks for coming on the show. I really appreciate it. Okay. So the latest in the Justice, Mike, he's now been released on his own recognizance on one hundred thousand dollars bond. I love this story from FOX apparently FOX says Twentieth Century, Fox star of empires being paid apparently anywhere from sixty five thousand dollars for one hundred thousand dollars an episode and this EP said, oh, yeah. The reason that he did this issue was dissatisfied with the salary. What really? Oh there eighteen episodes season of empire. So he's learning one hundred thousand dollars an episode. He's making nearly two million dollars a year to be on that show. But he was dissatisfied because he wanted to be I don't know superman in the next movie. So apparently, he did this for the cash, which is incredible. And if you're going to do it for the cash, by the way, and your top line salary is like one point eight million dollars. Wouldn't you spend more than thirty five hundred bucks?.
"mckesson" Discussed on Z104
"But I made out with your boyfriend last Saturday. I didn't know he had a girlfriend. Yeah. That is a problem. So did this really happen? She asked scotch about it. Here's what he said. Here's his side of the story. He was out with friends and girl came up people, and that, you know. Me to kiss you in the queue tried to kiss him. If he just pushed their way, okay? Story that's sort of believable. I guess did you by that story? I mean if birthday did, but then like in the back and forth with this girl over tax. You know, I said, you know, next thing you're drunk. I give you a girlfriend I and he was like, no, I wasn't the drunk point. He was drunk wine. Oh, I wasn't drunk one was the drunk one. So you got two stories here. Either story number one girl came up and dried to McKesson dare and all that stuff and honestly, Meghan tola. She's like, I kind of believe his story. He's never cheated on me. He's never even give me a reason to think that he would cheat on right? And when he told her that story, he said, you can ask anybody else who was there because they all side. So at that point, you kind of believe it, but the fact that this girl said I was in the drunk when he was the drunk one your feel a little bit. Yeah. Sideways. So here's what we did. We called the girl in question either the drunk girl who kissed him or the. Got made out with her name was Erica. Along. And we told her you know, that this is the version of the story. He's telling everyone he said you were wasted. And you kissed him on a dare or something, and he pushed you away is that how it really went down..
"mckesson" Discussed on Channel 52: The DC Podcast
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"mckesson" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Center. I'm rusty Mellberg. Milwaukee police continue their investigation into a fatal shooting on the city's west side Wednesday, it took place around one pm when a physical altercation turned deadly. When a suspect shot, a forty one year old Milwaukee man who died at the scene. Police are still trying to find suspects and determine a motive with a dedicated parking spot in the bowels of lambofield and an introductory press conference in the rear view mirror. The matter Fleur era is underway in Green Bay. It is surreal with his family in tears in the front row. Thirty nine year old Matt leflore settled into his chair on day. One of his dreams up to follow in the footsteps of curly. Lambeau Vince Lombardi Mike Holmgren, Mike McCarthy is truly an honor leflore inherits what he believes is a talented roster led by Aaron Rodgers. I did have the opportunity to talk to here. And I'll tell you what I cannot wait to get to work with him. The next step identifying a staff of assistant coaches. Greg Matzek WTMJ sports the Packers head coach has big shoes to fill in the city of Green Bay coach. And that's a very high profile highly respected job in Green Bay community. Green Bay mayor Jim Schmitt tells me Packers head coaches have a strong history of community involvement. The new coach, I don't know him. Well, I look his job is to win championships. But in terms of being involved in the community. I hope that's a priority of his air. Schmidt is happy to open up any avenues of help. Because he says when the Packer succeed on the field the city succeeds as well. And I think he can expect, you know, a lot of support at city hall in Green Bay, Tony Benach WTMJ news. According to a pharmaceutical, drug supplier Shopco will be filing for bankruptcy protection. Next week. This came to light as McKesson corporation has taken the Wisconsin based retailer to court after Shopco stopped paying this supplier for its drugs in early December McKesson wants a restraining order to prevent Shopco from selling drugs, but Brown county judge rejected the request another business. Change coming to downtown Milwaukee's cathedral square, whiskey bar announcing their last business will be February second the business has been around for a decade. But says the building they are in will become a new multistory project that they may have a role in later this year..