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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jan 19 2018

Allergan loses bid to avoid Asacol antitrust trial after appellate order

Allergan PLC on Friday lost a last-minute bid to delay an upcoming trial in a class action lawsuit claiming it suppressed generic competition for its ulcerative colitis drug Asacol.

Jan 19 2018

Express Scripts unit beats charity donation whistleblower lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit claiming that a specialty pharmacy later acquired by Express Scripts Holding Co paid kickbacks disguised as charitable donations in exchange for patient referrals.

Jan 19 2018

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.

Jan 18 2018

FDA plans more restrictive policy for bulk drug compounding

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it is preparing a new, more restrictive policy targeting what drugs compounding pharmacies can produce that do not go through the agency's approval process.

Jan 18 2018

Judge won't toss suit over AARP's promotion of UnitedHealth insurance

AARP, the lobbying group for older Americans, has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that it had improperly acted as an unlicensed insurance agent by soliciting purchases for a type of health insurance policy offered by UnitedHealth Group Inc.

Jan 18 2018

Ex-Aveo Pharmaceuticals exec fights SEC 'draconian' penalty request

Lawyers for Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc's former chief medical officer are urging a federal judge to reject the Securities and Exchange Commission's request for a "draconian" maximum penalty as part of a deal to resolve fraud charges.

Jan 18 2018

U.S. Chamber backs GSK bid to reverse ruling allowing Louisiana lawsuit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is supporting GlaxoSmithKline's bid to overturn a court decision allowing the state of Louisiana to bring antitrust claims against the drugmaker even though it did not opt out of a related, previous class action settlement.

Jan 17 2018

Florida man gets prison for trading on tip about Gilead deal

A Florida man was sentenced on Wednesday to one year in prison for engaging in insider trading based on a tip he received from an ex-Morgan Stanley broker about Gilead Sciences Inc's planned $11.2 billion purchase of Pharmasset Inc in 2011, prosecutors said.

Jan 17 2018

Psychic paid $3.5 million for exorcisms gets prison for evading U.S. taxes

BOSTON A self-proclaimed psychic was sentenced on Wednesday to 26 months in prison after admitting that she tried to avoid paying taxes on over $3.5 million that she received from an elderly Massachusetts woman seeking to cleanse herself of demons.

Jan 17 2018

U.S. judge may extend freeze on Indonesian immigrants' deportation

BOSTON A federal judge on Wednesday signaled she may extend an order preventing the deportation of roughly 50 Indonesian Christians living illegally in New Hampshire, a process that immigration officials began after U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

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