Health Care

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths but also angering critics who want to see individuals held accountable, in addition to the company.

Nearly 700 mostly Chicago-area nurses walk off the job

The striking workers said Infinity discontinued pandemic pay for employees at the end of July and pays workers base wages well below those of other nursing homes in the Chicago area, despite receiving $12.7 million in COVID-19 funding through the federal coronavirus rescue package.

Publix sued over deli worker's coronavirus-related death

The family of a Publix employee who died from coronavirus complications in April is suing the Lakeland-based grocery giant over allegations that his request to wear a mask was denied, and that its failure to keep workers safe led to the 70-year-old’s illness and death.