The trial will be conducted on 200 healthy people aged between 18 and 55 in the first stage and on more people, including those at higher risk from the disease, in a second stage.
A federal jury in Boston had earlier found John Kapoor guilty of racketeering conspiracy in a scheme that involved bribing doctors to prescribe the company's fentanyl-based painkiller, Subsys.
Data from 2015 showed that Afghanistan already had around three million drug addicts - a huge part of its 37 million strong population.
Johnson & Johnson became the fourth drugmaker to settle claims ahead of the Federal Court trial against multiple manufacturers and distributors in Cleveland scheduled for later this month
Police were called to the scene when $2M worth of drugs washed up ashore Bethells Beach in West Auckland.
The drug seizure, one of the largest drug busts in American history, is the latest in a series of large cocaine busts along the East Coast.
The first civil trial that could hold a drug company responsible for the US opioid epidemic began in Oklahoma, a landmark case that could impact thousands of others like it. Johnson & Johnson and two other drug companies named in the lawsuit.
US is facing a growing drug epidemic and one family has been accused of making the opioid crisis worse – the Sackler family.
People in Britain are stocking up on imported drugs in case their supply chains are affected in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.
As Afghanistan suffers ever-growing levels of drug addiction, figures show more women being dragged into the spiral of addiction, often introduced to narcotics by their male partners or relatives.
Waters on the southern-most point of Spain are major smuggling route for cannabis heading to all corners of Europe. We take a look at the efforts by the Spanish authorities to contain the menace.
Six suspected drug traffickers have been arrested after a year-long investigation into the discovery of nearly 400 kilograms of cocaine in the Russian embassy in Argentina, presumably on its way out of the country.
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