French President Emmanuel Macron called on Thursday for the US and European nations to allocate up to 5% of current vaccine supplies to developing countries.
Reporter Bruce Deachman and photojournalist Julie Oliver share their stories of working on a series about the opioid crisis in Ottawa.
It has been blamed for causing up to 2,000 deaths, yet it remained on the market in France for 33 years. Now, Mediator, a French-made drug used for weight loss, is the subject of a landmark trial that got underway in Paris on Monday.
Prosecutors said Dr. Lawrence Choy prescribed large amounts of opioids and other drugs in potentially lethal combinations to 14 patients, resulting in three deaths.
A US judge has just ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay the state of Oklahoma a $572 million fine for its role in the opioid crisis ravaging the United States.