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Big Pharma Big Greed

  When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Time: 5:30 PM Location: Shakespeare & Co., 1632 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Description: Big Pharma, Big Greed: The Inside Story of One Lawyer’s Battle to Stem
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Purdue Pharma, makers of the opioid painkiller OxyContin, have settled with the state of Oklahoma for a record $240 million. This is Purdue’s third and largest state settlement yet. The drug manufacturer still faces
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Released this week, Stephen Sheller’s new  book “Big Pharma, Big Greed: The inside story of one lawyer’s battle to stem the flood of dangerous medicines and protect public health”  (Strong Arm Press) is
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The controversial Philadelphia Police Department ‘Live Stop’ policy makes headlines again as local resident and criminal justice activist, Reuben Jones, was left on the side of the road in the extreme cold with his
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Updated January 30, 2019 The eighth Risperdal case is set to go to trial, this time the stakes are even higher for both sides as the jury may award punitive damages to the
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In Stephen Sheller’s book Lawyering In Times of Saints and Evil Doers (2015), Sheller tells the story of science for sale, the widespread conflict of interest created when doctors and researchers are influenced by payments
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The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld the 2015 $2.5 million Risperdal verdict for plaintiff Austin Pledger. Pledger’s case was the first Risperdal case to go to trial. Viewed as a huge win for
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After years of litigation and several court losses for harm caused by Risperdal, Johnson & Johnson’s legal team agreed to settle the suit of a young boy from Mississippi who claims he developed female-like
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“I did a little math. About 150 Americans are going to die today, just today, while we’re meeting.” -Judge Dan Polster October 5, 2018, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Ruiz of the Northern District
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In support The Sheller Center for Social Justice’s mission, Stephen and Sandra Sheller have donated an additional $1.5 million to the Temple University Beasley School of Law. The Center takes on social justice issues for underserved