Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy is fueling debate among the thousands of women at risk of developing breast cancer who want to know how, if and when to have their breasts removed.
Angelina Jolie, named the highest- paid actress in Hollywood by Forbes in 2011, said she had a double mastectomy after learning she has a gene mutation linked to breast cancer, the disease that killed her mother at age 56.
Merck & Co. said it will pay $688 million to resolve class-action litigation claiming it defrauded shareholders by withholding adverse results of a clinical trial of the anti-cholesterol drugs Vytorin and Zetia.
A unit of Merck & Co., the second- largest U.S. drugmaker, pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor charge as part of a $950 million settlement of a U.S. government probe of its illegal marketing of the painkiller Vioxx.
Irving Picard, the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of Bernard Madoff’s investment firm, spent $26.9 million in the six months ended Sept. 30 while recovering $849,000 for victims of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, according to a report filed in Manhattan federal court.