DOJ’s lawsuit against Google is appropriately narrow, focusing on search and providing a template for Congressional action against Big Tech even if it fails (Ben Thompson/Stratechery)

Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
DOJ’s lawsuit against Google is appropriately narrow, focusing on search and providing a template for Congressional action against Big Tech even if it fails  —  So it finally happened: the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging anticompetitive behavior under Section 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead guilty to three criminal charges – report

Guilty plea part of $8bn settlement, justice department saysPrescription painkiller helped touch off opioid epidemic Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8bn, justice department officials told The Associated Press. The company will plead guilty to a criminal information being filed Wednesday in federal court in New Jersey to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the officials said. Continue reading…