An Indian official says navy and air search operations for the missing Malaysian aircraft have been put on hold until fresh search areas are identified by the Malaysian government.Full Story >
Massive Indian navy and air search operations for the missing Malaysian aircraft were suspended Sunday until fresh search areas are identified by the Malaysian government, an official said.Full Story >
A spokesman for the family of comedian David Brenner says the "Tonight Show" favorite has died. He was 78.Full Story >
David Brenner, the lanky, toothy-grinned "Tonight Show" favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other standups, including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser, died Saturday. He was 78.Full Story >
Thursday, March 13 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-03-14 02:27:21 GMT
The local driver who killed an 11-year-old girl during a diabetic episode will spend the four years in prison. Kylie Hornych was killed April 4, 2013, when David Herman's car careened off of the roadFull Story >
The driver who had a diabetic episode and killed an 11-year-old girl who was outside her home will spend four years in prison.Full Story >
Friday, March 14 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-03-14 20:42:04 GMT
The Ohio Turnpike is slowly reopening eastbound and westbound in Sandusky County after a massive pileup with more than 50 vehicles Wednesday. Three people were killed and an OSHP trooper was injured.Full Story >
The Ohio Turnpike is slowly reopening eastbound and westbound in Sandusky County after a massive pileup that involved more than 50 vehicles Wednesday afternoon. The crashes killed three people and seriously injured an Ohio State Highway Patrolman.Full Story >
When a German tourist refused to surrender his passport as collateral at a car rental stand along a popular beach in the Thai resort city of Phuket, the woman behind the counter pulled out a bag full of passport...Full Story >
When a German tourist refused to surrender his passport as collateral at a car rental stand along a popular beach in the Thai resort city of Phuket, the woman behind the counter pulled out a bag full of passport books to...Full Story >
The state of Ohio will be receiving more than $50 million as part of a settlement between several states and a large drug maker.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Monday that Ohio has joined with several other states and the federal government in a global settlement with New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J & J) and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to resolve civil and criminal allegations of unlawful marketing practices to promote the sales of their atypical antipsychotic drugs, Risperdal and Invega.
Under the terms of the civil settlement, the companies will pay more than $1.2 billion to the states and the federal government. Ohio's portion of the settlement is $52.7 million.
"Johnson & Johnson and Janssen promoted and marketed these drugs for uses that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and misled the public in regards to their use," said Attorney General DeWine. "These acts led to millions of dollars worth of false or fraudulent claims to be paid out in Ohio, but my office fought to get those funds back. That money will now be used to pay for appropriate medical treatments for Ohioans."
The settlement resolves four whistle-blower lawsuits filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, under the provisions of the federal False Claims Act and similar state False Claims statutes.
J & J and Janssen allegedly promoted and marketed, and introduced Risperdal and Invega into interstate commerce for uses that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and for uses that were not medically indicated. Once the FDA approves a drug as safe and effective, a manufacturer cannot market or promote a drug for an "off-label" use, i.e., any use not specified in the FDA-approved product label.
The states contend that during the period January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2005, the companies promoted Risperdal for off-label uses, made false and misleading statements about the safety and efficacy of Risperdal, and paid illegal kickbacks to health care professionals and long-term care pharmacy providers to induce them to promote or prescribe Risperdal to children, adolescents and the elderly when there was no FDA approval for Risperdal use in these patient populations.
The states further contend that from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009, the companies promoted Invega for off-label uses and made false and misleading statements about the safety and efficacy of Invega. The manufacturers' alleged unlawful conduct caused false and/or fraudulent claims to be submitted to or caused purchases by government funded health care programs, including the state Medicaid programs.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will also plead guilty in federal court to a criminal misdemeanor charge of misbranding Risperdal in violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. As part of the criminal plea, Janssen has agreed to pay an additional $400 million in criminal fines and forfeitures.
As part of the global resolution, the companies will enter into a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, which will closely monitor the company's future marketing practices.
A team from the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units worked closely with the federal government on the investigation and conducted the settlement negotiations with the pharmaceutical manufacturers on behalf of the states. Team members included representatives from Attorney General DeWine's Office and from the offices of the Attorneys General of New York, Massachusetts, and California.
The Attorney General's office did not immediately indicate how the money would be used.
Toddler Elaina Steinfurth was missing for months before her remains were found in an east Toledo garage. Two people are charged in the case, as the rest of the family and community waits for justice.Full Story >
Toddler Elaina Steinfurth was missing for months before her remains were found in an east Toledo garage. Two people are charged in the case, as the rest of the family - and community - waits for justice.Full Story >
Friday, March 14 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-03-14 13:29:46 GMT
Every year around March 17, the celebration of St. Patrick's Day goes way beyond Ireland's borders. Locally, you'll see people wearing leprechaun hats and drinking green beer all over town.Full Story >
Every year around March 17, the celebration of St. Patrick's Day goes way beyond Ireland's borders. In Cincinnati, you'll see people wearing leprechaun hats and drinking green beer all over town.Full Story >
Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >