Purdue Pharma settles opioid lawsuit for $270m

Image copyright Getty Images Purdue Pharma, the drug-maker owned by the billionaire Sackler family, has reached a $270m settlement in a lawsuit which claimed its opioids contributed to the deaths of thousands of people. The deal with Oklahoma is the first settlement the US firm has struck amid some 2,000 other lawsuits it is facing […]

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‘My life savings have been wiped out’

Image copyright Amanda CunninghamImage caption Amanda Cunningham, who lives near Burnley, says she’s lost her life savings “Basically it will mean that my son will not have money for his future”. The depressing reality for Amanda Cunningham, and thousands of others, is that a lifetime of savings have been mostly wiped out, almost overnight. She […]

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Crippling debt ‘linked to depression’

Image copyright Getty Images People with mental health issues are three-and-a-half times more likely to be in problem debt than those without such conditions, analysis suggests. This link was even stronger for certain conditions such as bipolar disorder and depression, the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute said. It said those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder […]

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Richard Branson calls for new Brexit vote

Image copyright Getty Images Sir Richard Branson says, despite a delay to Brexit, the UK is “dangerously close to full scale disaster”. He also criticised Prime Minister Theresa May for “no longer acting in the national interest” and putting party before country. In a blog post on the Virgin website, the businessman also claimed many […]

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