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Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end U.S. opioid addiction treatment probes

Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve U.S. claims that its former pharmaceuticals business Indivior before it was spun out of the company carr...

Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end U.S. opioid addiction treatment probes

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Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end opioid addiction treatment probes Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to end U.S. federal investigations into the marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its former business Indivior, lifting a cloud that has been hanging over the British company for years....
15:17, 07/11/2019

REFILE-UPDATE 4-Reckitt to pay $1.4 bln to end opioid addiction treatment probes Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to end U.S. federal investigations into the marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its former business Indivior, lifting a cloud that has been hanging over the British company for years....
14:51, 07/11/2019

Reckitt in $1.4bn settlement over US opioid treatment probe Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser said it has agreed to pay up to $1.4bn to settle US investigations into the sale and marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its former pharmaceuticals business Indivior....
11:51, 07/11/2019

Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end long-running Indivior probes Britain's Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve all U.S. federal investigations into the sales and marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its former prescription pharmaceuticals business Indivior ....
11:51, 07/11/2019

U.S. Reaches $1.4 Billion Opioid-Drug Settlement With U.K.'s Reckitt U.K. consumer-goods company Reckitt Benckiser will pay up to $1.4 billion to settle U.S. investigations into whether its former pharmaceuticals unit organized a multibillion-dollar fraud to drive up sales of an opioid-addiction treatment....
11:51, 07/11/2019

Woman with opioid addiction to get regular methadone treatment in prison A Massachusetts woman will become the first known person to win approval from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to receive ongoing methadone treatment for her heroin addiction while she serves a sentence in federal prison....
08:34, 06/08/2019

Reckitt Benckiser to pay record $1.4bn fine over opioid sales Maker of Nurofen and Durex reaches deal with authorities over allegedly fraudulent marketing of SuboxoneReckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay a $1.4bn (£1.1bn) fine to settle a US investigation into sales of a treatment for addiction to opioids by its ...
10:00, 07/11/2019

Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end Indivior probe Britain's Reckitt Benckiser will pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve all U.S. federal investigations into the sales and marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its former prescription pharmaceuticals business Indivior ....
10:00, 07/11/2019

UK's Reckitt Benckiser to pay up to $1.4 billion to end Indivior probe Britain's Reckitt Benckiser (RB) said it would pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve all U.S. federal investigations into the firm in connection with the sales and marketing of Suboxone Film by its former prescription pharmaceuticals business Indivi...
09:17, 07/11/2019

Few black patients get buprenorphine for opioid addiction (Reuters Health) - While the number of Americans getting drug treatment for opioid addiction is on the rise, a new study suggests that gains may be concentrated among white patients and people who can pay cash or have private health insurance....
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23:34, 05/21/2019

FDA warns companies against claiming an herbal drug can cure opioid addiction The Food and Drug Administration recently issued warnings to two businesses that are illegally marketing and making "unproven" claims that their products, which contain a drug called kratom, can treat or cure opioid addiction and withdrawal....
22:00, 06/25/2019

FDA warns companies selling kratom products on opioid addiction claims The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters on Tuesday to two privately held companies for illegally selling unapproved, misbranded drugs containing kratom claiming to cure opioid addiction and withdrawal symptoms....
22:51, 06/25/2019

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10:34, 06/27/2019

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17:51, 05/19/2019

World Health Organization removes guidelines downplaying opioid addiction risk after criticism from US legislators The World Health Organization will discontinue two publications providing guidelines for prescribing opioids in response to accusations from U.S. lawmakers that they were influenced by opioid makers to minimize the dangers of the drugs....
01:34, 06/21/2019

Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay Oklahoma $85 Million Over Claims Company Helped Create Addiction Crisis (Bloomberg) — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to pay $85 million to settle an Oklahoma lawsuit claiming that illegal marketing of its opioid painkillers contributed to a public health crisis in the state. The deal, announced Sunday, ...
21:00, 05/26/2019

Opioid treatment may reduce contact with law enforcement (Reuters Health) - Opioid users who get treatment for their drug dependency are less likely to have police encounters or to be charged with crimes, an Australian study suggests....
21:00, 07/12/2019

Minnesota, Nebraska to receive federal funding for opioid treatment The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Friday that Minnesota and Nebraska have been approved for Medicaid demonstrations that will match state funding to improve treatment for opioid use disorder....
04:51, 06/29/2019

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13:00, 05/03/2019

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03:51, 07/10/2019

Elizabeth Warren to Unveil $100 Billion Plan to Fight the Opioid Crisis Sen. Elizabeth Warren will unveil a ten-year, $100 billion plan aimed at curbing the abuse of extremely addictive opioid drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl. The Massachusetts Democrat, who is seeking the party’s presidential nomi...
14:34, 05/08/2019

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils $100 billion plan to combat the opioid epidemic Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren and House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings on Wednesday unveiled a $100 billion proposal to tackle the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States....
17:17, 05/08/2019

Reckitt Benckiser to invest $200 mln in its UK and US businesses this year Dettol and Lysol maker Reckitt Benckiser will invest an additional $200 million between its businesses in the United Kingdom and the United States this year, including a $70 million investment in a Michigan manufacturing facility....
15:51, 06/04/2019

Indivior says Reckitt settlement in U.S. unrelated to its cases Drugmaker Indivior Plc said on Thursday its former parent Reckitt Benckiser's $1.4 billion settlement with authorities in the United States was separate to its ongoing legal proceedings....
15:17, 07/11/2019

Reckitt picks PepsiCo executive as CEO, going outside for first time Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser has picked PepsiCo executive Laxman Narasimhan as its next chief executive, becoming the latest industry heavyweight to turn to a company outsider to tackle faltering growth and new media-savvy rivals....
16:17, 06/12/2019

Reckitt chairman aims for swift decision on CEO succession Reckitt Benckiser is working to resolve both its search for a new chief executive and its position relating to U.S. charges of wrongdoing at a former business, its chairman told investors at its annual general meeting on Thursday....
16:17, 05/09/2019

Reckitt names Pepsico executive Laxman Narasimhan CEO British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser on Wednesday named Pepsico executive Laxman Narasimhan to succeed Rakesh Kapoor as chief executive officer. (Reporting by Muvija M in Bengaluru Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)...
08:34, 06/12/2019

UPDATE 1-Reckitt names Pepsico executive Laxman Narasimhan CEO British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser on Wednesday named PepsiCo executive Laxman Narasimhan to succeed Rakesh Kapoor as chief executive officer....
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22:17, 06/14/2019

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00:51, 07/17/2019

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11:34, 05/03/2019

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02:00, 05/29/2019

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17:34, 05/28/2019

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18:51, 05/20/2019

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22:17, 06/03/2019

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09:51, 07/07/2019

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01:34, 06/02/2019

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14:51, 06/13/2019

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22:00, 05/09/2019

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18:17, 06/26/2019

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14:00, 06/09/2019

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22:34, 05/15/2019

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21:51, 06/20/2019

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23:51, 06/06/2019

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20:00, 05/19/2019

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23:00, 05/25/2019

NASA fights to keep the Voyager probes running after four decades NASA's Voyager probes are still out there, exploring interstellar space 42 years after they left our planet. To keep them running all these years with generators that are 40 percent less powerful than they were decades ago -- and which are produ...
15:00, 07/13/2019

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11:34, 06/03/2019

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10:00, 07/11/2019

Guatemala probes judge who ordered candidate's arrest Prosecutors said Wednesday they have opened an investigation into a Supreme Court judge who ordered the detention of former chief prosecutor and presidential candidate Thelma Aldana, who gained international renown for pressing high-profile graft cas...
05:34, 05/09/2019

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04:00, 07/02/2019

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00:00, 05/15/2019

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18:51, 05/26/2019

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05:00, 06/05/2019

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15:34, 05/31/2019

Singapore probes drones at airport that disrupted 63 flights SINGAPORE (AP) — Drones buzzing around Singapore’s Changi Airport have caused the delay or diversion of 63 flights in the past week, triggering an official investigation and raising questions about the motives of the offenders. Regulators said ...
12:17, 06/25/2019

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15:17, 06/24/2019

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19:17, 05/01/2019

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00:34, 06/22/2019

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15:00, 05/02/2019

Germany probes 'right-wing extremist' murder of politician A politician has been murdered in an apparent execution-style assassination. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has described the attack as "right-wing extremist" in nature, saying it was "directed against us all."...
15:00, 06/18/2019

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15:51, 06/01/2019

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14:00, 05/14/2019

U.S. Senate Democrats ask for details on antitrust probes into tech firms Seven U.S. Senate Democrats asked the Trump administration on Friday to disclose details of possible Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department antitrust investigations into Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc and Apple Inc....
21:17, 06/21/2019

Italy probes police brutality of journalist at neo-fascist rally Video footage has shown riot police beating a veteran journalist even after he was identified as a reporter. Prosecutors described the incident as "absurd," saying he was doing his job "in a peaceful manner."...
18:51, 05/24/2019

Factbox: Trump stonewalls House Democrats on multiple probes President Donald Trump is flatly refusing to cooperate in numerous U.S. congressional probes of himself and his administration, taking a defiant stance that could trigger protracted court fights with House of Representatives Democrats....
21:17, 04/28/2019

French probes ultra-right plot to attack religious venue PARIS (AP) — French judicial authorities are investigating five people after uncovering an ultra-right plot to attack a religious venue. A judicial official said Tuesday that two people, one a minor, were arrested and placed under investigation in Ma...
21:17, 06/11/2019

US probes Deutsche Bank over dealings with Malaysia's 1MDB fund US authorities are investigating whether Deutsche Bank violated foreign-corruption or anti-money-laundering laws. The probe is the latest in a series of regulatory and legal troubles afflicting the German lender....
16:34, 07/11/2019

Glencore's head of oil, Alex Beard, retires amid U.S. probes Glencore's head of oil, Alex Beard, who helped make the firm one of the world's top three oil trading houses, will retire this month, the company said on Monday in yet another management shake-up amid U.S. probes into its activities....
12:51, 06/03/2019

12 Top Tax Officers Told To Retire Amid Corruption, Sex Harassment Probes Twelve officials of the Union Ministry of Finance have been forced into compulsory retirement -- the allegations against them range from extortion to bribery and sexual harassment, a circular from the......
23:00, 06/10/2019

In Trump probes, Congress wary of power to arrest, fine A power that the U.S. Congress has not wielded since the 1930s may remain unused for a while longer as Democrats turn to the courts -- not long-dormant rules -- to press home investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration....
01:34, 06/13/2019

Federal judges find retirement offers easy way out of probes WASHINGTON (AP) — The fastest way for federal judges facing investigation by their peers to make the inquiry go away is to utter two words: “I quit.” That’s how appellate judges Maryanne Trump Barry and Alex Kozinski ended investiga...
07:17, 05/10/2019

Explainer: Can Trump use executive privilege to block congressional probes? Like numerous U.S. presidents before him, Donald Trump could cite the legal doctrine of "executive privilege" to try to block congressional investigators from getting access to certain documents and witnesses they are seeking....
15:34, 05/02/2019

Trump’s legal defence against Congressional probes is weak. Here’s why it still might work In courts in New York and Washington, Trump is attempting to beat back subpoenas by Congress to get financial records from accountants and banks Trump and his family do business with....
19:34, 05/18/2019

As Democrats deepen probes, Trump accuses them of being ‘totally out of control’ The widening web of congressional investigations has demonstrated the limits of the president’s strategy to declare victory after the special counsel report....
08:17, 06/13/2019

Italian magistrate who led 'Clean Hands' graft probes dies Francesco Saverio Borrelli, the Italian magistrate who headed the "Clean Hands" corruption investigations in the early 1990s that swept away an entire political class, has died, his family said on Saturday....
21:34, 07/20/2019

Cambodia probes Chinese firm over illegal waste imports Cambodia is investigating a locally based Chinese firm for illegally importing around 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste from the United States and Canada, the Southeast Asian country's customs chief told Reuters on Friday....
10:00, 07/19/2019

Factbox: Trump stonewalls U.S. House Democrats on multiple probes President Donald Trump is refusing to cooperate in numerous U.S. congressional probes of himself and his administration, taking a defiant stance that is likely to land him in protracted court fights with Democrats in the House of Representatives....
21:34, 05/07/2019

U.S. probes border patrol as criticism of detention centers rises The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into reports that Border Patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against lawmakers on a private Facebook group....
20:17, 07/03/2019

France probes possibility of negligence in Notre Dame fire French authorities have no grounds to believe that the fire which wrecked Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral in April was the result of criminal action, although they were probing the possibility of negligence, said the Paris prosecutor's office....
16:34, 06/26/2019

Jet Funds Siphoned Off, Rules Violated Before Collapse? Probes Launched Days after former Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal and wife Anita Goyal were dramatically taken off an aircraft to stop them from leaving the country, NDTV has learnt that two separate investigations......
15:34, 05/27/2019

Explainer: Probes spawned by Mueller target Trump business, others Numerous investigations spun out of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe are still alive and kicking, presenting potential ongoing legal and political risk for President Donald Trump, some of his former advisers and others....
13:51, 04/30/2019

'Bring it on' - Philippines' drug war commander invites probes into killings The top enforcer of a brutal war on drugs in the Philippines on Friday dared prosecutors to go after him for the deaths of thousands of people, after activists warned that his election to the Senate could insulate him from legal action....
09:17, 05/17/2019

South Korea probes illegal 5G discounts as LG touts 100,000 V50 orders Korean carriers are being accused of illegal price subsidies to bring down the expense of 5G devices for early adopters, in violation of local laws.Read More...
21:00, 05/13/2019

Federal grand jury probes GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy NEW YORK — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders...
19:34, 07/08/2019

John Turturro probes medieval murder mystery in ‘The Name of the Rose’ “The Name of the Rose,” premiering 10 p.m. Thursday on Sundance TV, is a murder mystery set in the middle of the 14th century. That may not seem like the obvious choice for summer entertainment, but series star John Turturro thinks the Umberto ...
05:34, 05/22/2019

FCC probes whether Sinclair misled agency during failed Tribune deal Shares in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc fell by 1.6% after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission disclosed it has opened an investigation into whether the company misled the agency in its failed effort to win approval for a $3.9 billion bid to pu...
23:00, 06/27/2019

Italy probes police brutality against journalist at neo-fascist rally Video footage shows Italian riot police beating a veteran journalist even after he was identified as a reporter. Prosecutors described the incident as "absurd," saying he was doing his job "in a peaceful manner."...
12:51, 05/25/2019

Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 mln to settle U.S. data-breach probes -WSJ Credit reporting company Equifax Inc is close to a deal to settle data breach probes by paying around $700 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter....
02:00, 07/20/2019

Giuliani will travel to Ukraine, saying country's probes may be 'very, very helpful' for Trump Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said in an interview Thursday that he plans to travel to Ukraine to push the country's leadership on several probes that may prove "very, very helpful" to President Trump, as Republicans continue looking to turn the table...
09:17, 05/10/2019

UK equalities body probes Labour Party over anti-Semitism LONDON (AP) — Britain’s human rights watchdog says it is investigating whether the country’s main opposition Labour Party is guilty of illegal anti-Semitism. The Equality and Human Rights Commission says it is examining whether the party ...
16:00, 05/28/2019

Microsoft reports hundreds of election-related cyber probes In bid to sell election software, Microsoft gives update on cyber election tampering, and its new ElectionGuard program, which offers checks and balances.       ...
01:00, 07/18/2019

Swiss prosecutor probes plane maker over Saudi, UAE business Switzerland’s federal prosecutor says it has opened a criminal investigation in connection with a Swiss airplane maker’s sale of training aircraft to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose militaries are involved in war in neighboring Yemen...
21:00, 07/12/2019

The Morning After: NASA's struggle to keep its Voyager probes working in space Welcome to July 15th! For most of us, the summer has begun, so what better time to offer our new guide to outdoor gear for places that don't have WiFi (gasp!). As we do some preparatory stretches for Prime Day (more on that later), you might hav...
20:17, 07/15/2019

‘Saturday Night Live’ alum Chris Kattan claims he broke his neck during sketch, leading to drug addiction “Saturday Night Live” alum Chris Kattan claimed in his upcoming memoir that he broke his neck while performing a sketch which led to years of drug addiction struggles....
18:00, 05/04/2019

Duchess of Cambridge speaks of effect of trauma in early childhood on scourge of addiction as she attends charity gala in London The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken of the effect of trauma in childhood on the scourge of addiction, as she attended a charity gala as patron this evening....
00:34, 06/13/2019

NHTSA probes claim certain Mazda CX-9 crossovers have faulty side airbags NHTSA, in launching a probe, said it has received some complaints and early warning reports of injuries related to the inadvertent deployment of the side curtain airbags in 2010-13 Mazda CX-9 crossovers....
16:00, 05/08/2019

Bayer says won't tolerate unethical behavior as France probes Monsanto file Bayer said on Saturday it did not accept "unethical behavior" following a French investigation into a suspected file assembled by the German company's seed making unit Monsanto to influence various personalities in France....
15:51, 05/11/2019

Russia Probes Pilot Error After Deadly Moscow Plane Blaze Russian investigators were on Tuesday considering pilot error as the cause of a crash-landing that saw a plane erupt in flames at Moscow's busiest airport and kill 41 people, media reported...
22:00, 05/07/2019

Congress ethics panel probes Gaetz over ex-Trump lawyer Cohen The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday it will investigate Republican lawmaker Matt Gaetz after allegations he tried to threaten and influence the congressional testimony of President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Co...
02:00, 06/29/2019

Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 million to settle U.S. data breach probes: WSJ Credit reporting company Equifax Inc is close to a deal to pay around $700 million to settle data breach probes with U.S. regulators and states, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter....
03:00, 07/20/2019

House panel probes education secretary DeVos' personal email use A U.S. congressional committee on Monday sought records from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos relating to her use of private email accounts, expanding an investigation into how President Donald Trump's top aides use unofficial messaging services to co...
00:17, 07/16/2019

Trump needles Jerry Nadler on probes into Clinton’s missing emails President Trump renewed his attacks on House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler on Friday in a tweet that suggested that Hillary Clinton’s missing emails were still getting under his skin. “Will Jerry Nadler ever look into the fact that Crooked Hillary del...
23:51, 05/17/2019

TechnipFMC resolves U.S. and Brazil probes, hopes to settle French case Oil services company TechnipFMC said it would pay $301.3 million to resolve anti-corruption probes with Brazilian and U.S. authorities, and added it was committed to resolving another probe on its affairs with French authorities....
09:34, 06/26/2019

Iran Probes Seized British Oil Tanker, UK Says "Choosing Dangerous Path" Iran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain rejected Tehran's version of events....
13:17, 07/22/2019

Italy probes ties between Salvini's Lega party and Russia — reports Prosecutors in Milan were looking into alleged payments from Russia to Matteo Salvini's Lega party, Italian media reported. Salvini has denied taking "a rouble" from Russia and threatened to sue those claiming otherwise....
16:34, 07/11/2019

Mueller's Russia investigation should mark end of 'special' probes, Alan Dershowitz says The conclusion of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation should mark the end of special counsel- or special prosecutor-led probes, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Thursday....
06:00, 05/31/2019

Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 million to settle U.S. data-breach probes: WSJ Credit reporting company Equifax Inc is close to a deal to settle data breach probes by paying around $700 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter....
01:51, 07/20/2019

Fiction: A Kenyan Woman Probes Ancient Links Between Africa and Asia The heroine of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s novel “The Dragonfly Sea” embarks on a journey to China that will lead her back to her homeland, and a devotion to Sufism....
21:17, 05/09/2019

Russia probes alleged vote-rigging on child reality show A Russian state television network has hired a cybersecurity firm to verify the integrity of votes cast during the finale of a popular children’s singing competition...
23:17, 04/29/2019

Four major tech firms including Apple face antitrust probes in the U.S. Days after word leaked that the Justice Department is investigating Google for possible antitrust violations, Reuters reports today that the DOJ has been given the green light to include Apple as part of a wider antitrust investigation. In fact, the ...
09:00, 06/04/2019

Republican senator criticizes potential dual U.S. antitrust tech probes The Republican chairman of the Senate's antitrust panel criticized plans by the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to potentially investigate four of the biggest U.S. tech firms....
01:00, 06/13/2019

Constant Crying, a Coffee Addiction and a Paris Hilton Love Triangle: 33 Surprising Facts About Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen It's June 13 and most millennial women know what that means: It's the Olsen twins' birthday. Any true fan of the super-famous and super-private sisters doesn't need the......
15:34, 06/13/2019

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Glencore's head of oil, Alex Beard, retires amid U.S. probes Glencore's head of oil, Alex Beard, who helped make the firm one of the world's top three oil trading houses, will retire this month, the company said on Monday in yet another management shake-up amid U.S. probes into its activities....
13:00, 06/03/2019

Democrats seek to rein in the contact between White House, Justice Department on probes Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) says the traditional limits have been cast aside and more than 800 officials can talk about investigations in the Trump administration....
00:34, 06/20/2019

Trump to file restraining orders preventing banks from complying with House probes President Donald Trump is expected to file for restraining orders against Deutsche Bank and Capital One by this Friday to prevent the banks from complying with Congressional subpoenas to turn over the president’s financial records, according to a new...
11:51, 05/02/2019

Dominican tourism expert warns of 'catastrophe' if authorities stonewall in death probes The picturesque, sandy beaches of the Dominican Republic have become the backdrop for a rash of deaths of U.S. tourists at luxury, all-inclusive hotels....
00:17, 06/20/2019

U.S. probes Deutsche Bank's dealings with Malaysia's 1MDB: Wall Street Journal The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Deutsche Bank AG violated foreign corruption or anti-money-laundering laws in its work for state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday....
15:17, 07/11/2019

Elizabeth Warren Demands DOJ Antitrust Chief Recuse Himself From Google and Apple Probes The U.S. Justice Department recently signaled it was exploring possible antitrust investigations into Google and Apple. Leading those investigations—assuming they actually happen—would be none other than Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, a f...
02:51, 06/12/2019

Exclusive: SEC probes Siemens, GE, Philips in alleged China medical equipment scheme The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Siemens AG, Philips NV and General Electric Co for allegedly using local middlemen to negotiate bribes with Chinese government and hospital officials to sell medical equipment, two U.S. sou...
12:51, 06/04/2019

'I don't do cover-ups': Trump angrily lashes out at Democratic probes at surprise press conference President Donald Trump said "I don't do cover-ups" at a surprise White House press conference. Trump said reportersshould be "ashamed" of themselves for how they have reported on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation....
18:51, 05/22/2019

Supreme Court-Appointed Panel Probes Use Of Black Money In 2019 Polls Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) vice chairman Justice Arijit Pasayat on Tuesday suggested appropriate amendments in existing tax laws to curb the use of money power to win......
22:34, 06/18/2019

India Watchdog Probes Allegations Of Anti-Competitive Conduct By Maruti - Report The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is looking into allegations that Maruti forces its dealers to limit the discounts they offer, effectively stifling competition among them and harming......
12:51, 05/21/2019

CBI Probes Military-Grade Anti-Personnel Mines Found In Kerala Last Year The Central Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation into five Claymore mines, exclusively used by the Indian Army, that were found under Kerala's Malappuram district in January last......
15:17, 07/06/2019

Senator Warren urges antitrust chief to recuse himself from Google, Apple probes Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called on the Justice Department's antitrust division chief, Makan Delrahim, to recuse himself from the department's antitrust investigations into Google and Apple, saying his past lobbying for the ...
17:00, 06/11/2019

Rudy Giuliani: Dems 'afraid' to call new Trump-Russia probes an 'impeachment hearing' President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday night that Democrats are afraid to call their continued investigating into Russia and the Mueller report an "impeachment hearing."  ...
09:34, 05/16/2019

Trump slams Dems as ‘Do Nothing Party,’ calls post-Mueller probes a ‘fishing expedition’ President Trump slammed Democrats as the “Do Nothing Party” Thursday morning on the heels of a contentious meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, claiming they're too focused on investigations into his administration to make progress on policy ...
15:51, 05/23/2019

As Republicans rally behind Trump’s effort to block Democratic probes, McConnell says ‘case closed’ In an escalating fight, the White House invoked executive power to prevent former counsel Donald McGahn from complying with a congressional subpoena....
03:17, 05/08/2019

Uber just launched an Amazon-like feature that could help it cash in on millennials' mobile-shopping addiction (UBER) Matt Cardy / Stringer / Getty Images Uber has announced a new partnership with Cargo for an in-car shopping experience. By downloading the app and scanning a QR code during your ride, you'll unlock deals on everything from AirPods to luxury suitcas...
13:51, 07/18/2019

Sara Netanyahu pleads guilty in illegal meals case as corruption probes loom over husband Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, agreed to a plea deal on Wednesday morning in a case concerning illegally ordered meals at the Prime Minister's residence, according to a statement released by Israel's Justice Mi...
00:51, 06/13/2019

The Opioid Crisis Two decades ago, a new generation of supposedly safer painkillers triggered an epidemic of opioid abuse in the U.S. Since then, opioid overdoses have killed well over 400,000 Americans — more deaths than the country’s military suffered in World War I...
18:51, 06/25/2019

Player needs treatment after U.S. Open ace Kevin O'Connell is still down to play in the U.S. Open, the United States Golf Association (USGA) said on Wednesday, despite reports that he needed medical treatment during a practice round following a hole-in-one....
20:00, 06/12/2019

What to know about laser treatment for scars Laser treatment can help reduce the appearance, pain, and itching of scar tissue. In this article, learn about the procedure of laser treatment and the risks and considerations....
23:34, 07/16/2019

HIV Treatment Can Keep You From Infecting Your Partner If you have HIV, but your viral load tests show that the virus is undetectable, you can’t transmit it to other people. That fact is the basis of the “U=U” awareness campaign, and it was just further confirmed in a new study....
21:00, 05/03/2019

Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts Vaginal cuts and tears are common and can occur when a person is removing pubic hair or engaging in sexual activity. Minor cuts or tears are generally harmless and usually heal within a few days. However, a person with larger, deeper, or more numerou...
08:00, 05/03/2019

Causes and treatment of pimples in the armpit The many sweat glands and hair follicles in the armpits make them prone to pimples and other skin issues. In this article, we look at the types, causes, and treatment of armpit pimples....
02:17, 06/28/2019

What to know about guanfacine for the treatment of ADHD Guanfacine (Intuniv) is a nonstimulant drug option for the treatment of children with ADHD. A doctor may prescribe guanfacine if stimulant medications have been unsuccessful or have been causing harmful or unpleasant side effects. Learn more about gu...
03:17, 07/10/2019

One Opioid-Pushing Executive Down, 1,210,392 to Go Former billionaire and pharmaceutical executive John Kapoor and four co-defendants were found guilty Thursday of racketeering conspiracy in a landmark opioid crisis case, according to NPR....
06:51, 05/03/2019

First Opioid Trial Takes Aim at J & J Having settled with Purdue Pharma and Teva, Oklahoma will now try to blame Johnson & Johnson for its opioid disaster. Nearly 1,900 lawsuits remain nationwide....
20:17, 05/26/2019

'Apple Watch or it doesn't count': How tech addiction might be ruining your workout Sure, your Fitbit or Apple Watch motivates you to get moving. Experts say taking your phone with you to the gym may actually be harming your workout.        ...
19:34, 05/15/2019

IBM hopes AI can speed up glaucoma treatment A glaucoma diagnosis typically requires multiple painstaking tests to accurately gauge vision loss. If IBM has its way, though, you might just have to ask a computer to do the hard work. The company's research wing has used AI to discover reti...
01:51, 05/02/2019

How Ketamine Opens a New Era for Depression Treatment Researchers have discovered that ketamine, a drug of choice for club-goers for decades, can be used to fight severe cases of the blues. For more than three decades, patients seeking treatment for depression in the U.S. have been steered primarily to ...
18:00, 06/14/2019

Is this scab infected? Diagnosis and treatment Scabs are the body's natural defense against bacteria. When bacteria get beneath a scab, the wound can become infected. This article covers how to tell if a wound is infected, some treatment options, and when to see a doctor....
06:17, 07/17/2019

College admissions scandal is getting the TV treatment It’s a part Lori Loughlin was born to play. The widespread college admissions scandal is getting the small-screen treatment from one of the writers of “The People v. OJ Simpson,” according to a new report. Annapurna Television has acquired the rights...
21:51, 05/09/2019

NIH to focus on HIV treatment to replace ART therapy Health experts have prioritized research to develop a therapy that can replace ART and still achieve HIV remission, Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told UPI....
22:34, 06/07/2019

Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know Ayurvedic treatment comes from traditional Indian medicine. Some people believe that it can help treat inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about Ayurveda here....
04:51, 05/24/2019

Microsoft gives Immersive Reader the AI treatment Microsoft is turning its Immersive Learning tool into an Azure Cognitive Service and partnering with do-it-yourself computer-building kit maker Kano to develop a $300 Windows 10 S Mode PC kit....
19:17, 06/20/2019

Synthetic CBD may be a safe treatment for seizures A nonintoxicating, synthetic CBD that is not easy to convert to THC and comprises inexpensive, noncannabis ingredients treated seizures safely in rats....
19:51, 05/30/2019

How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis In the midst of the opioid crisis, scientists are searching for nonaddictive alternatives. Some have turned to a toxin present in certain sea creatures....
11:00, 06/15/2019

The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis Civil suits filed by three states accuse pharmaceutical distributors of flooding the country with opioids while devising systems to evade regulators....
19:34, 04/28/2019

I went from cop to opioid drug dealer in one month Mark Restivo, 39, had dreamed of being on the NYPD since he was 5 years old. But when he was injured on the job and made to retire after only a few years on the force, an old habit with painkillers spun out of control. In just a month’s time, Restivo...
01:51, 07/18/2019

Can the UK avoid having a lethal opioid crisis like the one in the US? Doctors in the UK are concerned that it could follow the US into an opioid crisis, yet measures to prevent this could go too far and leave people in pain...
19:34, 05/15/2019

Sperm is the hot new wrinkle treatment: celebrity facialist After baby foreskins and “vampire” blood, this “secret” skin care ingredient was probably inevitable. With over two decades in the beauty business, celebrity facialist Chelsee Lewis has tailored skin care treatments for celebs...
17:51, 05/03/2019

That vanilla smell? It’s the wastewater treatment plant PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The air is a little sweeter now that a Mississippi Gulf Coast community is spraying a vanilla scent to mask the odor of its wastewater treatment plant. More than two dozen machines recently started blowing scented mist into t...
01:00, 06/14/2019

Britney Spears leaves treatment facility Britney Spears has left a facility where she had been receiving treatment for undisclosed mental health issues, a source close to the singer tells CNN....
18:34, 04/28/2019

EU committee concerned about German treatment of Afghans BERLIN (AP) — The Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee is raising concerns about Germany’s treatment of Afghan migrants being deported back to their homelands after observing that one man’s genitals were squeezed to “inf...
02:34, 05/09/2019

New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have a low surface tension tend to spread quickly into a sheet when they come into contact with a surface. But for many industrial processes it would be better if the fluids formed droplets, whi...
21:34, 05/15/2019

Biohaven's treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease fails to win FDA nod Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd said on Friday the U.S. health regulator failed to approve its treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, sending its shares down nearly 6% in extended trading....
02:00, 07/20/2019

Swedish PM to Trump: A$AP Rocky won’t get special treatment Sweden’s prime minister says he would be glad to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump about rapper A$AP Rocky’s detention but he “cannot and will not attempt to influence prosecutors or courts.”...
15:00, 07/20/2019

Men with serious illness may not seek erectile dysfunction treatment (Reuters Health) - Men with cancer or other chronic illnesses are less likely to seek treatment for erectile dysfunction, even though sexual health is an important aspect of quality of life, researchers say....
11:51, 05/03/2019

Discovery could lead to Lyme disease treatment (WSLS) A Virginia Tech researcher has made a discovery that could open the door to Lyme disease treatment. Brandon Jutras is an assistant professor of biochemistry in the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He’s discove...
23:17, 06/19/2019

A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment When medical devices are implanted in the body, the immune system often attacks them, producing scar tissue around the device. This buildup of tissue, known as fibrosis, can interfere with the device’s function. MIT researchers have now come up wi...
17:17, 06/24/2019

U.N.'s Bachelet 'appalled' at U.S. treatment of migrants and refugees U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is "appalled" at the conditions in which the United States is keeping detained migrants and refugees, including children, her office said in a statement on Monday....
14:34, 07/08/2019

Stem cell treatment gaining popularity (WBIR) For her 71st birthday, Nan Scott threw herself a party and got some new knees. “And we all drank a margarita to stem cells,” Scott says. Instead of a traditional knee replacement surgery, she chose to try stem cell injections. R...
05:51, 06/19/2019

A dark Fosse/Verdon gives Bob the Lenny treatment Fosse/Verdon has skirted around the problems of its conflicted male lead character and why he does such reprehensible things, especially to the women in his life. Similar to Gwen’s early days, it’s a dark, dark tale—at times, hard to watch. Fosse/Ver...
09:51, 05/15/2019

Game of Thrones gets the VR treatment on HTC’s Viveport Infinity HTC and HBO today announced an exclusive “Game of Thrones” VR experience will arrive on Viveport Infinity on May 31. Dubbed Beyond the Wall, the game is a VR-only experience that “transports users to the northern border of The Seven Kingdoms to fight...
22:34, 05/30/2019

Wellcome Trust investing £80m in snakebite treatment Scientists say antivenom exists for only 60% of all the snakes in the worldNew drugs for snakebite are desperately needed, say scientists, to replace the current 100-year-old treatment made by injecting snake’s venom into a horse and harvesting antib...
01:17, 05/16/2019

Drug manufacturer to pay $225 million to end opioid investigations Drug manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc. has agreed to pay $225 million in order to end federal investigations into allegations that it used illegal marketing schemes to push a powerful opioid-based painkiller....
08:51, 06/06/2019

Opioid crisis hits nonunion plants, too The states where opioid abuse is most rampant are home to numerous nonunion auto plants. A number of those workplaces have policies to help workers with addiction....
06:51, 07/08/2019

Second opioid distributor charged over U.S. overdose crisis An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives on Thursday were charged with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused....
22:17, 07/18/2019

Oklahoma judge wants more answers on $85M opioid settlement NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge is declining to approve the state’s proposed $85 million settlement with an opioid maker until he’s assured it complies with a new law targeting such deals. The attorney general’s office says C...
01:00, 06/11/2019

Opioid prescriptions for six surgeries down by half, study says More than half of the patients included in a study who had one of six surgeries took no opioids after the procedure, report researchers testing out a new technique to pull back on opioid prescriptions....
02:17, 06/01/2019

Finally, More Criminal Charges for Opioid Executives A rare criminal charge has been brought against former executives at a company who helped pushed opioid pain medications across the U.S., helping to fuel the national opioid addiction crisis, according to the Washington Post....
07:17, 07/19/2019

Obesity-related pain contributes to opioid use (Reuters Health) - Long-term use of prescription opioids for chronic pain is more common among people who are overweight or obese, a new study finds....
01:51, 06/19/2019

5 more states sue Purdue Pharma over U.S. opioid crisis The attorneys general in five states are suing the maker of the popular opioid OxyContin, saying marketing of the drug has fueled America's addiction crisis....
00:00, 05/17/2019

A peek into opioid users' brains as they try to quit Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal....
19:17, 07/10/2019

Opioid epidemic 'making more organs available for transplant' The opioid epidemic has at least helped solve another medical crisis - the shortage of organs available for transplant, according to new research in the US....
17:51, 06/06/2019

Landmark US opioid trial begins in Oklahoma Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson has gone to trial in Oklahoma over its contribution to the state's opioid crisis. The case could set a precedent for thousands of other US lawsuits against drug manufacturers....
06:17, 05/29/2019

Opioid overdose more likely if family member has prescription Opioid overdoses may be much more likely to happen in families when somebody in the household has been prescribed these drugs, a U.S. study suggests....
02:17, 06/25/2019

J&J vows to defend itself in talc, opioid lawsuits Johnson & Johnson vowed to defend itself against lawsuits alleging the company fueled the opioid crisis and that its namesake talc-based baby powder caused ovarian cancer and mesothelioma....
18:17, 07/16/2019

Britain's opioid crisis takes on US dimension Opioid addiction in Britain has spiraled to a dangerous level. Experts warn that the UK is approaching a crisis of US proportions. What's the government doing to tackle the problem? Charlotte Potts reports from London....
09:17, 05/19/2019

Oklahoma Faces Off Against J & J in First Trial of an Opioid Maker With Purdue Pharma and Teva settling the case, the state sought to hold J & J responsible for the broader opioid crisis. The company argued that it operated responsibly and lawfully....
02:34, 05/29/2019

Eton Pharma's conjunctivitis treatment fails to win FDA approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve Eton Pharmaceuticals Inc's treatment for conjunctivitis, the drug developer said on Friday....
02:17, 07/13/2019

Eton's conjunctivitis treatment fails to win FDA nod; shares tumble Eton Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its treatment for conjunctivitis, sending its shares tumbling nearly 20 percent in extended trading....
05:00, 07/13/2019

Merck's treatment for urinary, abdominal infections gets FDA approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co Inc's combination treatment for complicated forms of urinary tract and abdominal infections, the drugmaker said on Wednesday....
13:51, 07/17/2019

Kit Harington Spotted in Connecticut After Checking Into Treatment Center There's nothing better for your health than a bit of fresh air. Kit Harington must be a follower of that principle because he was seen taking a stroll through a small town in......
14:00, 05/31/2019

Jeffrey Epstein's treatment is 'worse' because of his wealth, his lawyers say Prosecutors have singled out Jeffrey Epstein for harsher treatment than other defendants because he is rich, lawyers for the American financier claimed on Tuesday in arguing that Epstein should be freed while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges...
06:51, 07/17/2019

Stressed 'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington getting treatment "Game of Thrones" actor Kit Harington is undergoing treatment after the end of the HBO television series in which he starred as the heartthrob Jon Snow, his representative said on Tuesday....
02:17, 05/29/2019

Keita on treatment table again in Africa Cup of Nations blow "Naby Keita\u0027s return from injury looks to have been short-lived with Guinea announcing on Friday he is unsure of competing in their must-win last group game at the Africa Cup of Nations against Burundi."...
00:51, 06/29/2019

Should doctors face jail when treatment goes wrong? - podcast The death of a patient at a private London hospital after a delay in his treatment led to the imprisonment of David Sellu. After 15 months behind bars, his name was finally cleared. He tells his harrowing story as a new report reveals that doctors fr...
05:17, 07/03/2019

Caster Semenya May Run an 800 Without Hormone Treatment, Swiss Court Says Semenya won an interim ruling that suspended a recent decision requiring intersex athletes to suppress testosterone levels before competing in certain women’s track events....
01:17, 06/04/2019

The Fiver | Arsenal’s best defender even when watching from a treatment table Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Arsenal are the legal property of a man who spends his days in front of a gigantic abacus in the USA! USA!! USA!!! showing little interest in how his club is doing on pitches back in the old continen...
18:51, 07/11/2019

Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah gets Japan nod at cost of $305,800 A Japanese government panel approved Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah at a price of 33.5 million yen ($305,800) on Wednesday, marking the entry of so-called CAR-T therapy in the country....
05:34, 05/15/2019

German Foreign Minister condemns UN's treatment of Israel Heiko Maas has complained about the UN's treatment of Israel and said Germany will continue to stand at Israel's side. Israel is marking 70 years of UN membership....
02:17, 05/12/2019

McMaster: China's treatment of detained Canadians telling Former U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday China's treatment of two detained Canadians is a telling example of how China is a threat to the liberal international order....
10:51, 05/10/2019

Koalas burned in wildfires can be now saved but the treatment is gross With wildfires on the rise, endangered koalas are more threatened than ever, but a new treatment for burned animals offers a ray of hope. We go inside the world's only koala hospital...
20:00, 06/14/2019

The Clinic That Helps Seniors Find the Right Marijuana Treatment More older people are trying cannabis to alleviate pain and other ailments, but they’re often left taking medical advice from dispensary sales clerks. NiaMedic wants to change that....
16:00, 07/11/2019

McMaster: China’s treatment of detained Canadians telling TORONTO (AP) — Former U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster says China’s treatment of two detained Canadians is example of how China is a threat to the liberal international order. The retired lieutenant general who served as President D...
05:00, 05/10/2019

IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment Predicting the severity of an individual case of IBD may help guide treatment. A new study outlines a blood-based test that can predict IBD's course....
12:34, 05/10/2019

Amazon faces EU inquiry over treatment of small retailers Investigation into possible anti-competitive behaviour is likely to spark US angerThe European Union has launched a formal investigation into Amazon, opening a new front against US tech giants.Announcing the decision, the European commissioner for co...
15:34, 07/17/2019

Nat King Cole’s Early Years Are Getting the Archival Treatment Resonance Records is set to release a nearly-200-song anthology of music, which will be the first complete collection of Cole’s pre-Capitol recordings....
09:51, 07/19/2019

How vitamin D helps fight treatment-resistant cancer Two active forms of vitamin D can kill treatment-resistant cancer cells by blocking a way that the cells pump out chemotherapy drugs, a new study shows....
03:00, 06/20/2019

Pamela Anderson: Treatment of Julian Assange unfair Former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson is calling for Julian Assange’s circumstances to be eased after visiting the WikiLeaks founder in Belmarsh Prison...
14:34, 05/07/2019

Toddler diagnosed with leukemia days after dad finishes treatment A toddler was left fighting for his life after being diagnosed with leukemia just days after his dad finished his treatment for a similar type of blood cancer....
21:51, 06/06/2019

More than 20 ambassadors condemn China's treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang UN ambassadors from 22 states join together in rare show of unity to write letter calling on Beijing to allow freedom of movement for Muslim minorityMore than 20 countries have written to top United Nations human rights officials condemning China’s t...
10:00, 07/11/2019

Roche's combo lymphoma treatment wins U.S. FDA approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted earlier-than-expected approval to Roche Holding AG's antibody-drug conjugate Polivy for treatment of patients with advanced lymphoma....
17:51, 06/11/2019

'Toxic' treatment of House of Lords staff revealed A shocking dossier on sexual harassment and bullying in the House of Lords has prompted demands from a top QC for a crackdown on peers' behaviour towards staff....
02:00, 07/11/2019

David Ortiz to be flown to Boston for treatment following shooting Wounded former Red Sox star David Ortiz is expected to be flown Monday night from the Dominican Republic to a hospital in Boston aboard a team jet, baseball officials said. Sox President Sam Kennedy said at a press conference in Boston that team offi...
23:34, 06/10/2019

Louisiana reaches deal for new hepatitis C treatment plan BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For years, Louisiana offered hepatitis C treatment to only the most severe cases in its Medicaid program and prisons, unable to afford broader access to high-priced medications. That will change in July, when the state rolls o...
00:34, 06/27/2019

Imagine Me & You gives a lesbian love story the classic rom-com treatment Does love at first sight exist? How do you balance commitment and loyalty with the pull of true love? What are the most appealing visual locations in London? Those questions have anchored hundreds of romantic comedies over the years, but they’re trot...
16:00, 06/07/2019

Two brain chemicals should be targeted in Parkinson's treatment, study says While Parkinson's disease patients often receive treatment for lower dopamine levels, researchers say treatment should also target the chemical acetylcholine....
20:51, 07/17/2019

Gum disease treatment for Alzheimer’s lowers signs of inflammation A small trial testing a new kind of treatment for Alzheimer’s that blocks the toxins of P. gingivalis bacteria has had some encouraging preliminary results...
19:34, 07/17/2019

McConnell shrugs off questions about preferential treatment by Chao Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shrugged off a question Tuesday about whether he received special treatment from the Transportation Department because of his marriage to the agency's secretary, Elaine Chao. “I was complaining to her just last ...
23:00, 06/11/2019

Novartis' breast cancer treatment wins FDA approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday it approved Novartis AG's treatment in combination with hormone therapy fulvestrant for postmenopausal women, as well as men, with a form of advanced breast cancer....
22:34, 05/24/2019

Koalas burned in wildfires can now be saved but the treatment is gross With wildfires on the rise, endangered koalas are more threatened than ever, but a new treatment for burned animals offers a ray of hope. We go inside the world's only koala hospital...
16:34, 06/18/2019

This New Treatment Could Save the Lives of Babies. But It Costs $2.1 Million. The price set by the Swiss drugmaker Novartis may be the world’s highest for a single treatment — prompting renewed debate about how society will pay for gene-therapy breakthroughs....
20:17, 05/24/2019

In vaping response, schools mull treatment with discipline HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after a competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic. His school tradition...
15:34, 05/26/2019

Congresswomen press Nike about its treatment of pregnant athletes Members of Congress are asking Nike executives for details on the company’s treatment of female athletes following reports that company stopped paying some athletes while they were pregnant....
11:00, 05/22/2019

Drug-releasing coil in stomach could provide better treatment for TB Some people have to take several tablets each day to treat tuberculosis – a coil threaded with pills and inserted in the stomach offers an alternative...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Teenager recovers from near death in world-first GM virus treatment Bacteria-killing viruses known as phages offer hope of solution to antibiotic resistanceA British teenager has made a remarkable recovery after being the first patient in the world to be given a genetically engineered virus to treat a drug-resistant ...
20:17, 05/08/2019

WATCH: Jon Stewart eviscerates Congress for treatment of 9/11 first responders Comedian John Stewart tore into a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee for its low attendance at a hearing to discuss reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund....
00:34, 06/12/2019

Insys files for bankruptcy after settling opioid case Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, about a week after agreeing to pay $225 million to settle a US probe into bribes it paid to doctors for prescribing a powerful opioid medication. The filing in US Bank...
20:00, 06/10/2019

4 Your Health: 1st time opioid users more at risk to get hooked People who take opioids for the first time while in the hospital may be at a higher risk of long-term use. That’s according to a new study from the University Of Pittsburgh. It tracked over 190,000 hospital patients who had not taken opioids...
05:51, 06/19/2019

Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused....
05:34, 07/19/2019

Federal government wants a cut of $270M Oklahoma got from opioid manufacturer Oklahoma received $270 million in its settlement with Purdue Pharma, the manufacturing giant behind dangerously addictive opioid OxyContin, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services want a portion of the windfall....
02:17, 06/29/2019

More New Mexico counties suing opioid makers, distributors NEW MEXICO — Seven more New Mexico counties have filed federal lawsuits against more than two dozen manufacturers and distributors of opioid medications. Cibola, Valencia, Catron, Sierra, Curry, Lincoln and Socorro counties filed near-identical compl...
02:00, 05/07/2019

Legal Cannabis May Not Lower Opioid Overdose Deaths After All A new study seems to deal a serious blow to one of the pro-cannabis movement’s talking points: the idea that the more medical cannabis is legalized, the fewer people will die from opioid overdoses. The findings suggest that there’s no real connection...
02:51, 06/12/2019

Trial in Oklahoma’s lawsuit against opioid makers underway NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The nation’s first state trial against drugmakers blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis is underway in Oklahoma. Opening arguments started Tuesday with Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter saying powerful painkiller...
17:51, 05/28/2019

AI can predict opioid overdoses from crime and socioeconomic data Newly published research suggests there's a strong link between crime and opioid abuse, and that demographics and socioeconomic factors play a role.Read More...
22:00, 05/14/2019

Prescriptions for opioid painkiller codeine have halved in Australia Sales of codeine have halved in Australia after an over-the-counter ban and fears that people would be driven to stronger prescriptions have not come true...
13:51, 04/30/2019

News attorneys: Opioid distribution data should be public CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys for news organizations have argued that the U.S. public should see federal data about how prescription opioids were distributed. They urged a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Thur...
19:00, 05/02/2019

Does the drop in US drug deaths mean the opioid crisis is ending? Overdose deaths in the US have dropped for the first time in two decades, but many people are still dependent on painkillers and struggling to get them legally...
16:17, 07/19/2019

Florida ‘pill mills’ were ‘gas on the fire’ of opioid crisis FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme parks or beaches. Instead, they came for cheap and easy prescription painkillers sold at unscrupulous ...
21:17, 07/22/2019

Opioid manufacturer in kickback scheme files for bankruptcy CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — An opioid manufacturing company whose founder was convicted of racketeering conspiracy for bribing doctors to prescribe its highly addictive fentanyl spray has filed for bankruptcy protection. Chandler, Arizona-based Insys Ther...
23:51, 06/11/2019

New Jersey sues Sackler family for opioid epidemic The New Jersey attorney general's office filed a lawsuit against members of the billionaire family behind pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, alleging that the company's marketing strategies overstated the benefits of their opioid drugs while also mi...
02:17, 06/01/2019

Treating the deadly opioid epidemic is a top concern for UAW negotiations In the summer's contract talks, the union is seeking an expansion of employer-funded, union-administered assistance programs aimed at preventing the use of prescription painkillers from turning into harmful, long-term dependence....
09:51, 07/08/2019

Sales of opioid painkiller codeine have halved in Australia Sales of codeine have halved in Australia after an over-the-counter ban and fears that people would be driven to stronger prescriptions have not come true...
17:34, 04/30/2019

The True Victims of the Opioid Crisis Are Starting to Rebel The push to end opioid abuse has ended up hurting the people who use the drugs legitimately. Now those chronic pain patients are starting a movement of their own....
15:00, 05/21/2019

First state trial against drugmakers in opioid crisis underway The nation’s first state trial against drugmakers blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis started Tuesday in Oklahoma.        ...
22:17, 05/28/2019

UN health agency to remove controversial opioid guidelines The World Health Organization has notified U.S. lawmakers that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guideli...
03:51, 06/20/2019

West Virginia settles opioid lawsuit with McKesson for $37M CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has settled its lawsuit against the opioid distributor McKesson for $37 million. A Thursday news release from Gov. Jim Justice and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says it’s thought to be the country̵...
19:00, 05/02/2019

Scientists peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation’s opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal....
03:51, 07/10/2019

Opioid drugmaker Insys Therapeutics files for bankruptcy Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, about a week after agreeing to pay $225 million to settle a U.S. probe into bribes it paid to doctors for prescribing a powerful opioid medication....
16:17, 06/10/2019

Trump Declares Commitment to Ending Opioid Crisis ‘Once and for All’ Many leading authorities on the opioid crisis have been critical of the government’s response, starting with the Obama administration, but say there has been some improvement under Mr. Trump....
20:17, 04/28/2019

Ohio doctor charged in opioid overdose deaths A critical care doctor facing murder charges in the overdose deaths of 25 patients has pleaded not guilty. A lawyer for Dr. William Husel said he didn't intend to kill patients. (June 5)        ...
04:17, 06/06/2019

West Virginia hospitals sue opioid companies; want damages Hospitals in West Virginia have banded together to sue some of the country's largest opioid companies, saying they flooded Appalachia with powerful painkillers and forced medical centers to deal with the financial repercussions....
15:51, 05/01/2019

Opioid drug defendants ask Oklahoma judge to end case The defendants in Oklahoma's trial against drugmakers are asking a judge to rule in their favor, arguing the state has failed to prove they're responsible for the opioid epidemic....
21:51, 07/03/2019

Opioid Makers Draw Scrutiny From Hedge Funds Companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain are facing some 2,000 lawsuits related to the opioid crisis, leading some investors to wager that potential settlements from that litigation will drag down shares....
22:51, 05/15/2019

Judge approves Teva's $85M opioid settlement with Oklahoma A judge approved Monday a revised $85 million settlement between Oklahoma and Teva Pharmaceuticals over the company's role in fueling the state's ongoing opioid crisis....
06:17, 06/25/2019

Spotlight on Oklahoma for start of trial for opioid makers OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is poised to become the first state to go to trial in a lawsuit against the makers of pharmaceuticals blamed for contributing to the nation’s opioid crisis. Several states have reached settlements with drugmakers. ...
17:34, 05/27/2019

Teva settles with Oklahoma for $85 million in opioid case NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — One of the drugmakers named in Oklahoma’s lawsuit over the opioid crisis has agreed to a settlement in which it will pay the state $85 million. Israeli-owned Teva Pharmaceuticals and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter bo...
19:17, 05/26/2019

Tension brews between cities, states over opioid lawsuits CLEVELAND (AP) — Tension is emerging between lawyers representing state and local governments over the path forward in a set of lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the toll of the nation’s opioid crisis. A federal judge i...
16:00, 06/25/2019

Insys to pay $225 million, plead guilty in US over opioid kickbacks Insys Therapeutics agreed to pay $225 million and an operating unit will plead guilty to fraud to settle probes into their payment of kickbacks to induce doctors to prescribe highly addictive opioids....
19:00, 06/06/2019

DEA tracked every opioid pill sold in the US. The data is out—and it’s horrific Enlarge / Members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters hold signs while protesting during the McKesson Corp. annual meeting at the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce in Irving, Texas, US, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (credit: Getty | Bl...
23:00, 07/17/2019

Louvre in Paris removes Sackler name after opioid protests France’s Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the family that is blamed for the deadly opioid crisis in the United States...
14:34, 07/18/2019

Opioid stewardship programs help prevent misuse in hospitals As the U.S. wrestles with the problem of opioid addiction in the United States, many hospitals have adopted stewardship programs that may help curb the problem, a new study says....
02:00, 07/04/2019

Insys to pay $225 million, plead guilty in U.S. over opioid kickbacks Insys Therapeutics Inc agreed to pay $225 million and an operating unit will plead guilty to fraud to settle probes into their payment of kickbacks to induce doctors to prescribe highly addictive opioids, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednes...
01:17, 06/06/2019

Oklahoma at trial's end says opioid 'kingpin' J&J fueled epidemic Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic in the first trial to result from lawsuits over the crisis....
19:00, 07/15/2019

Five more US states sue Purdue Pharma over its role in opioid crisis Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland and West Virginia join several dozen other states, alleging company pushed false claims such as ‘we sell hope in a bottle’Five more US states sued painkiller maker Purdue Pharma on Thursday, alleging misconduct in th...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Following opioid suits, family behind deadly OxyContin squabbles A united front among members of the billionaire Sackler family behind painkiller OxyContin is showing signs of strain from litigation over who bears responsibility for the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic....
18:00, 05/10/2019

Teva Settles Oklahoma Opioid Case for $85 Million The Israel-based drugmaker agreed to pay $85 million to resolve claims by the state of Oklahoma that the company’s marketing helped fuel a rise in opioid addiction....
21:00, 05/26/2019

Opioid crisis is also to blame for rise in cocaine deaths Death by cocaine is rising in America, and the opioid crisis, the nation’s deadliest overdose epidemic, is at fault, health officials said Thursday. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly three-quarters of the...
19:17, 05/06/2019

Facebook, YouTube Crack Down on Bogus Cancer Treatment Claims Facebook and YouTube are being flooded with scientifically dubious and potentially harmful information about alternative cancer treatments, which sometimes gets viewed millions of times, a Wall Street Journal examination found....
15:34, 07/02/2019

French healthcare will stop paying for homeopathic treatment in 2021 After another study found that homeopathic medicines had no proven benefit, the French government announced it will end reimbursements for these treatments in 2021...
15:00, 07/11/2019

Ghosn's Paris lawyers contacted U.N. body to complain about his treatment Carlos Ghosn's Paris lawyers François Zimeray and Jessica Finelle said on Monday that they had contacted a United Nations body last week to complain about Ghosn's treatment....
11:51, 05/27/2019

Esketamine nasal spray effective against treatment resistant depression New research suggests esketamine nasal spray, a new antidepressant, is safe and effective for patients who have failed to respond to other types of treatment....
01:17, 05/22/2019

U.N. Rights Head ‘Shocked’ by Treatment of Migrant Children at U.S. Border Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations human rights chief, condemned the conditions faced by migrant children at the border, urging Washington to “consider the damage being done every day.”...
23:51, 07/08/2019

House panel to hold hearing on treatment of migrant children The House Oversight Committee has scheduled a hearing next week on the separation and treatment of immigrant children and has launched an investigation into reports of offensive Facebook posts by border patrol officers, the panel said on Tuesday....
23:51, 07/02/2019

Giving fruit flies your cancer’s mutations could guide your treatment Flies, fish and mice are being developed into “cancer avatars” that carry the unique traits of a person’s cancer and help doctors choose which drugs to use...
20:34, 05/22/2019

New Documentary Explores the Realities of Being an Intersex Person and Their Treatment By Society When M was 7-years-old, her parents told her that she had had an operation as a young infant that meant she couldn’t have children. But, they weren’t telling her the whole story. M (who wishes not to be identified) is intersex, and only f...
17:34, 06/19/2019

Mehul Choksi Says He Left India For Medical Check-Up, Treatment Diamantaire Mehul Choksi, a key accused in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, on Monday told the Bombay High Court that he left India for medical check-up and not to avoid prosecution in......
19:00, 06/17/2019

Frenchman at the heart of France's right-to-die debate dies after treatment pulled A quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for more than a decade and became the symbol for the right-to-die debate in France has died, his family announced....
20:34, 07/11/2019

Karyopharm Therapeutics prices blood cancer treatment after FDA approval Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc on Wednesday set a list-price for its blood cancer treatment Xpovio at $22,000 per month, following accelerated approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....
02:00, 07/04/2019

Rugby league players consider class action over NRL's treatment of concussions Bannister Law and Cahill Lawyers investigating code’s liability for CTE and ‘reasonably preventable brain injuries’Former rugby league players are considering a class action lawsuit against the code over the game’s historic treatment of concussions.T...
07:17, 07/03/2019

UPDATE 1-Novartis' breast cancer treatment wins FDA approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that it had approved Novartis AG's treatment in combination with a hormone therapy for postmenopausal women, as well as for men, with a form of advanced breast cancer....
05:17, 05/25/2019

FDA declines to approve Daiichi Sankyo's blood cancer treatment Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve its drug quizartinib as a treatment for adults with a type of blood cancer....
21:34, 06/21/2019

Tim Tebow belted his first home run in Class AAA and then got silent treatment in dugout Tim Tebow finally got his first Class AAA home run and then getting the old silent treatment from teammates when he returned to the dugout.        ...
01:00, 05/20/2019

Roger Federer Gets the Pope Treatment on a Chaotic Day at the Italian Open While Federer was awed by the way fans responded to him at the Italian Open, other players were struggling to cope with poor conditions on and off the court....
02:34, 05/17/2019

Kit Harington Returns Home to London Following Stay at Treatment Center Kit Harington is back to living life as usual in London. The Game of Thrones star was spotted in the English city on Monday, where he looks healthier than ever. He braved the summer heat......
08:17, 06/20/2019

"No 5-Star Treatment, Can Sleep On Road": HD Kumaraswamy On Village Visit Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who kick-started his village stay campaign ''Grama Vastavya 2.0'' from Gurmitkal in Yadgir district on Friday, denied reports of him getting a "5-star......
08:51, 06/22/2019

Venezuela opposition pledges equal treatment for creditors in possible restructuring Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's economic advisors have proposed treating most creditors equally in a possible debt restructuring should the coalition oust President Nicolas Maduro from power, according to a document published on Wednesday....
00:17, 07/04/2019

AstraZeneca's Lynparza gets EU nod as first-line ovarian cancer maintenance treatment British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said its cancer medicine Lynparza was approved as a first-line maintenance treatment for a type of advanced ovarian cancer by the European Commission, following a panel's consent in April....
11:17, 06/18/2019

Kit Harington Checks Into Treatment Center to Work on "Personal Issues" Kit Harington is putting his health first. The 32-year-old Game of Thrones star has checked into a wellness retreat. "Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an......
01:17, 05/29/2019

A Promising Peanut Allergy Treatment May Not Work So Well After All, Research Review Says In a new review published in the Lancet, researchers came to a disappointing conclusion about recent studies on treating peanut allergies. They found that treating children by exposing them to small amounts of peanuts, which has shown success in seve...
19:51, 04/28/2019

GSK's two-drug HIV Dovato treatment meets main goal in study GlaxoSmithKline Plc's two-drug HIV regimen Dovato was successful in suppressing the AIDS-causing virus in patients over 48 weeks at the same level of a previous three-drug treatment in a late-stage trial, the drugmaker said on Wednesday....
17:34, 07/10/2019

Light therapy may stop cancer treatment side effect Researchers say that light therapy is an effective treatment for oral ulcers resulting from radiation therapy for head and neck cancer or stem cell transplants....
02:34, 07/10/2019

Dr. Patricia Bath, Pioneering Cataract Treatment Inventor, Dies at 76 (SAN FRANCISCO) — Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, has died. She was 76. Bath died on May 3...
21:34, 06/05/2019

Pompeo calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'stain of the century' U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the "stain of the century" and accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a U.S.-hosted conference on religious freedom....
17:51, 07/18/2019

Erection drug is an ‘effective’ heart failure treatment: study A drug used to pump up men’s sex lives has been found to be good for the heart. Scientists say the erectile-dysfunction (ED) drug, Tadalafil, was found to slow and even reverse the progression of heart failure in sheep. A team of British researchers ...
12:00, 05/02/2019

Turkey slams Iceland over treatment of national football team Members of the Turkish national team were subject to strict security checks upon their arrival to Iceland. Turkey is set to play Iceland in a qualifier for Euro 2020....
14:51, 06/10/2019

Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance A new study in mice finds a compound that boosts the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin and stops cancer cells from becoming resistant to it....
13:51, 06/09/2019

Ron Darling will return to Mets' broadcast booth after cancer treatment Longtime New York Mets broadcaster Ron Darling will return to the broadcast booth for Tuesday's game between the Mets and Giants after undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer ....
23:51, 06/03/2019

Bristol to divest Celgene's psoriasis treatment in FTC clearance push Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Monday it would divest Celgene Corp's psoriasis treatment Otezla as the companies look to gain approval for their $74 billion deal from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)....
14:34, 06/24/2019

Court Allows Rajiv Saxena To Travel Abroad For Medical Treatment The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed Rajiv Saxena, the accused-turned-approver in the AgustaWestland chopper deal scam, to travel abroad for medical treatment....
19:17, 06/10/2019

Roche's combo lymphoma treatment wins FDA's accelerated approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Roche Holding AG's combo lymphoma treatment for previously treated patients, the company said on Monday...
20:00, 06/10/2019

Priyanka Gandhi Gets Private Jet, AIIMS Treatment For Girl With Tumor In the midst of high-pitched campaigning for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today extended a helping hand to a girl diagnosed with tumor in Uttar......
22:34, 05/11/2019

FDA approves Lilly's migraine drug as first ever cluster headache treatment Eli Lilly and Co's migraine treatment Emgality on Tuesday became the first drug to gain U.S. approval for decreasing the frequency of episodic cluster headache attacks, the Food and Drug Administration said https://reut.rs/2QMtzVE....
23:51, 06/04/2019

Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame speech is getting perfect treatment COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — It will be just like old times: Mariano Rivera closing out the day. This time, however, he won’t have a baseball in his hand, but a speech to deliver, to somehow sum up a magnificent career that all great relievers will use as a m...
01:34, 07/22/2019

Limbaugh: Sen. Hirono's treatment of Barr due to 'poisonous hatred' for Trump Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh ripped Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Wednesday for her treatment of Attorney General William Barr during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mueller report calling her “ignorant” and “a liar.”...
07:34, 05/02/2019

FDA advisory panel recommends approval of TB Alliance's tuberculosis treatment Independent experts of an FDA advisory panel voted in favor of the not-for-profit TB Alliance's treatment for drug resistant tuberculosis, as a part of a three-drug combination regimen....
05:00, 06/07/2019

ASAP Rocky Won’t Get Special Treatment, Swedish Prime Minister Says The rapper has been held in Sweden on an assault charge. President Trump, lobbied by celebrities, called the prime minister to try to get him released....
03:34, 07/21/2019

UPDATE 1-Merck's treatment for urinary, abdominal infections gets FDA approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co Inc's combination treatment for complicated forms of urinary tract and abdominal infections, the drugmaker said on Wednesday....
13:51, 07/17/2019

Raisel Iglesias rips Reds treatment: ‘Using me horribly wrong’ Raisel Iglesias is only 29, but he’s clinging to the old-school definition of his role as the culprit for his poor pitching. The Reds closer has struggled early on this season, owning a 1-5 record with six saves and a 4.86 ERA in 15 games, but partly...
18:51, 05/07/2019

Paul Manafort won’t get special treatment at Rikers Island, de Blasio says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort will get no special treatment beyond basic security measures at Rikers Island....
10:17, 06/05/2019

When hurricanes halt treatment, lung cancer patients die sooner (Reuters Health) - Lung cancer patients whose radiation treatments are halted by hurricanes or other natural disasters may not live as long as patients who complete treatment without interruptions, a U.S. study suggests....
02:51, 07/17/2019

Lee Chong Wei: Former badminton world number one retires after cancer treatment Former world number one Lee Chong Wei retires from badminton with "no regrets", after struggling to return to full fitness following a cancer diagnosis last year....
20:34, 06/13/2019

David Crosby somehow lived long enough to get the overdue documentary treatment By all rights, David Crosby should’ve died sometime in the 1980s. From his emergence in the mid-’60s as a guitarist and vocalist for The Byrds to his stadium-filling days as part of the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the singer-songwrit...
00:34, 07/17/2019

The Latest: Disability rights group blasts treatment pilot SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a San Francisco proposal to force some people with drug addictions and mental illness into treatment (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Disability Rights California is criticizing San Francisco supervisors for approving a...
04:00, 06/05/2019

Congo Ebola deaths surpass 1,000 as attacks on treatment centers go on The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Congo rose above 1,000 on Friday, with attacks on treatment centers continuing to hamper efforts to control the "intense transmission" of the second-worst epidemic of the virus on record....
21:34, 05/03/2019

Swimming: Leukemia treatment proceeding smoothly, says Japan's Ikee Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, considered a medal contender for the Tokyo Olympics before being diagnosed with leukemia in February, said on Wednesday her treatment is proceeding smoothly but sometimes she feels her "heart might break"....
16:17, 05/08/2019

Boy band svengali and convicted fraudster Lou Pearlman getting the biopic treatment Lou Pearlman ignobly died in prison while serving 25 years for his role in a far-ranging Ponzi scheme, but the one-time svengali’s influence is still being felt in modern music. As the architect behind boy bands like Backstreet Boys and N’Sync, Pearl...
18:00, 07/19/2019

Pompeo Calls China’s Treatment of Uighurs the ‘Stain of the Century’ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called China’s treatment of Uihgurs, a Muslim minority group, the “stain of the century” while speaking at a conference in Washington D.C. Thursday, Reuters reports. The State Department estimates...
06:51, 07/19/2019

Health Law Improved Access to Cancer Treatment, Studies Show New studies suggest the 2010 Affordable Care Act has modestly improved Americans’ timely access to cancer treatment, and may have smoothed some racial disparities in patient access....
19:34, 06/02/2019

Derek Fisher blasts the treatment of WNBA players: ‘Has to change’ Los Angeles Sparks coach Derek Fisher is standing up for his WNBA team both on and off the court. After the Sparks defeated the Minnesota Lynx on Saturday, 89-85, Fisher penned a scathing post on Instagram in regards to the treatment of WNBA players,...
23:34, 06/10/2019

No Special Treatment: Fake Video of Zuckerberg Stays on Instagram Instagram will refrain from taking down an ultra-realistic "deepfake video" of Facebook's CEO bragging about controlling billions of people's "stolen" personal data....
07:51, 06/12/2019

Girl, 4, dons Stormtrooper costume to mark end of cancer treatment An adorable 4-year-old marking a triumphant moment at the end of her cancer treatment donned a Stormtrooper costume as she rang her hospital’s ceremonial bell....
19:17, 05/02/2019

‘Racist Bone’ Disease: The Diagnosis, Treatment and Causes of Skeletal Racism For centuries, some of America’s most distinguished public figures have averted criticism of prejudice and bigotry by conducting amateur psychological exams on themselves and declaring to the world that they “don’t have a racist bone in their body.” ...
19:17, 06/25/2019

US Ordered Into Mediation On Border Patrol Treatment Of Migrant Children A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the government into mediation to resolve serious concerns about the treatment of migrant children at crowded U.S. border patrol facilities in Texas....
05:00, 06/29/2019

UPDATE 3-Roche's combo lymphoma treatment wins U.S. FDA approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted earlier-than-expected approval to Roche Holding AG's antibody-drug conjugate Polivy for treatment of patients with advanced lymphoma....
01:34, 06/11/2019

Fate of opioid litigation hinges on government 'police power' The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company can use a bankruptcy to stop lawsuits from cities and states?...
12:17, 06/26/2019

Fate of opioid lawsuits hinges on government ‘police power’ The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the US opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company use a bankruptcy to stop lawsuits from cities and states?...
21:51, 06/26/2019

McKesson to pay $37 million to resolve West Virginia opioid lawsuit Drug distributor McKesson Corp has agreed to pay $37 million to resolve a lawsuit by the state of West Virginia seeking to hold it responsible for contributing to the opioid epidemic, the state's attorney general said on Thursday....
17:34, 05/02/2019

US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance Two U.S. lawmakers are calling on the World Health Organization to withdraw pain care guidelines that include what they say are false claims about the safety of prescription opioids. They say the guidelines could lead other countries toward the same ...
21:51, 05/22/2019

Billionaire pharma founder convicted in opioid bribery scheme The billionaire founder behind the drug company that hired a former exotic dancer to help bribe doctors was found guilty in a nationwide scheme to prescribe a dangerous opioid. John Kapoor, the founder and former CEO of Insys Therapeutics, was convic...
22:17, 05/02/2019

Medical marijuana vs. opioid abuse: New study questions the connection Enlarge / Legal cannabis for sale in a tobacco shop in Italy. (credit: Stefano Guidi | Getty Images) In the US, federal law has severely restricted our ability to study any potential medical properties of cannabis. But, given some limited studies...
21:17, 06/13/2019

Drug company founder convicted in opioid bribery scheme BOSTON (AP) — The wealthy founder of a drug company has been convicted of scheming to bribe doctors across the country to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray. A jury found Insys Therapeutics Founder and former CEO John Kapoor guilty of racket...
21:00, 05/02/2019

Louvre Museum first to remove Sackler family name after opioid protests France's Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the family that is blamed for the deadly opioid crisis in the United States....
14:17, 07/18/2019

Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he’s filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be partly responsible for the opioid cris...
23:17, 05/21/2019

An Australian Doctor’s Dream: Curing America’s Opioid Curse Dr. George O’Neil has implanted a device he invented into thousands of Australians who abuse opioids. But is it an answer for America’s addiction crisis?...
10:17, 06/07/2019

Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic....
20:34, 05/16/2019

Teva Pharm to pay Oklahoma $85 million to settle opioid claims Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Sunday it had agreed an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma days before the company was set to face trial over allegations that it and other drugmakers helped to fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic....
19:00, 05/26/2019

FDA proposes tighter opioid rules that would make new drugs less addictive Under the proposal, drugmakers would have to say whether their drug has "any characteristics that would mitigate the risks of overdose, abuse or the development of addiction."...
21:00, 06/20/2019

Opioid epidemic alone didn't cause life expectancy decline, study says New research argues poorer, less educated white adults are dying much earlier than more affluent white adults from internal diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancers....
12:00, 06/14/2019

Five state attorneys general sue Purdue Pharma over opioid crisis The attorneys general for West Virginia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland and Wisconsin announced Thursday that they are suing Purdue Pharma and former director Dr. Richard Sackler for their role in the opioid crisis, saying that they marketed drugs illegally....
22:00, 05/16/2019

Top Executives of Insys, an Opioid Company, Are Found Guilty of Racketeering The defendants were accused of conspiring to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based painkiller and misleading insurers about patients’ need for the drug....
01:17, 05/03/2019

Few at risk for opioid overdose get potentially life-saving naloxone (Reuters Health) - A tiny percentage of people at high risk for opioid overdose are getting prescriptions for naloxone, a medication that could potentially save their lives, a new study finds....
01:34, 05/04/2019

UPDATE 1-Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused....
04:34, 07/19/2019

APNewsBreak: Iowa aide fired after reporting opioid scheme A secretary at Iowa's school for juvenile offenders has been fired after using her job to purchase pain pills from a former student who she says demanded payments to keep quiet about the transaction....
19:34, 05/24/2019

Opioid manufacturer Insys files for bankruptcy after $225m settlement Insys Therapeutics founder and executives were convicted of bribing doctors to prescribe highly addictive painkiller A leading drug maker, whose founder and top executives have been convicted of bribing doctors to prescribe a highly addictive painkil...
23:17, 06/10/2019

Oklahoma takes on drugmakers J&J, Teva in landmark opioid trial Gail Box vividly remembers the day in May 2011 when she first learned her 22-year-old son Austin, a University of Oklahoma linebacker, was abusing opioid painkillers: It was the day he died of an overdose....
13:51, 05/24/2019

UPDATE 2-Big drug distributor pays $22 mln to settle U.S. opioid charges Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone....
22:34, 05/24/2019

Medical marijuana no longer tied to fewer opioid deaths (Reuters Health) - Legalizing medical marijuana no longer appears to be linked with a drop in fatal opioid overdoses, according to a new U.S. study that calls into question the potential for cannabis to help fix the opioid crisis....
23:34, 06/10/2019

Big drug distributor pays $22 million to settle US opioid charges Morris & Dickson, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone....
23:34, 05/24/2019

Insys becomes first drugmaker to file for bankruptcy to cover opioid penalties The moves comes one week after the company agreed to pay $225 million to resolve a federal investigation into a bribery scheme designed to induce doctors to overprescribe a fentanyl spray....
18:17, 06/10/2019

Big drug distributor pays $22 million to settle U.S. opioid charges Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone....
05:17, 05/25/2019

Insys Files for Chapter 11 Days After Settling Opioid Case Specialty-pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to sell its assets, just days after agreeing to pay $225 million to settle federal charges over sales of its opioid drug Subsys....
14:51, 06/10/2019

Opioid manufacturer Insys files for bankruptcy after kickback probe Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday amid mounting expenses driven by a U.S. Justice Department probe into claims it paid doctors bribes to prescribe a powerful opioid medication....
03:00, 06/11/2019

‘SOTC’: U.S. Rep. Barr Sees Urgency In Addressing Opioid Crisis (LEX 18) — U.S. Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky tells LEX 18’s “State of the Commonwealth” that lawmakers in Washington are working to address the opioid crisis. The Republican congressman points to the comprehensive addiction reco...
17:00, 05/05/2019

Fed chief Powell says the economic impact of the opioid crisis is 'quite substantial' "An extraordinary number of people are taking opioids in one form or another," says Powell, during testimony before the House Financial Services Committee....
20:34, 07/10/2019

Bring medically proven opioid treatments into jails and prisons President Trump may have a reputation for toughness, but the White House is taking a different approach with its newest plan to counteract crime and address the opioid crisis: Reduce punitive policies and emphasize treatment....
17:00, 05/23/2019

Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates. Researchers repeated an analysis that sparked excitement years ago. The previous work link...
23:00, 06/11/2019

Murray Hill doctor pleads guilty in opioid scheme A 72-year-old Manhattan doctor who treated HIV patients pleaded guilty to illegally peddling opioids and other drugs out of his Murray Hill office. Disgraced Dr. Joseph Olivieri was busted in April 2018. He was one of the top 15 prescribers of opioid...
21:34, 05/03/2019

U.S. cities propose framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitched a novel plan that would bring all 24,500 communities nationally into their negotiations for billi...
21:51, 06/14/2019

At Purdue Pharma, Business Slumps as Opioid Lawsuits Mount OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is struggling with slumping sales, a shrinking workforce and restructuring problems as it battles lawsuits related to the opioid crisis....
02:51, 07/01/2019

The Met museum to reject donations from Sackler family over opioid crisis Move follows similar recent decisions about Sackler philanthropy, including by the Guggenheim museum and the Tate in BritainThe Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced on Wednesday that it will stop accepting gifts from members of the Sackle...
00:34, 05/16/2019

Jurors to resume lengthy deliberations in opioid bribes case Jurors will head back to court to continue deliberating in the case against a wealthy drug company founder accused of directing a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid....
23:17, 04/28/2019

Short Sellers Bet on Opioid Fallout Sinking Drug Stocks Companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain are facing some 2,000 lawsuits related to the opioid crisis, leading some investors to wager that potential settlements from that litigation will drag down shares....
19:34, 05/15/2019

Overdose victim's father to testify in Oklahoma opioid trial of J&J The father of a university football player who died of a drug overdose is expected to testify on Wednesday on the second day of trial in a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson of fuelling the U.S. opioid epidemic....
14:34, 05/29/2019

Opioid overdose deaths decline when pharmacists can dispense naloxone (Reuters Health) - In states where pharmacists were allowed to sell the potentially lifesaving opioid antidote naloxone without a prescription, fewer people died from opioid overdoses, a new U.S. study finds....
03:51, 05/10/2019

Opioid 'kingpin' J&J fueled epidemic, Oklahoma argues at trial's end Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic in the first trial to result from lawsuits over the crisis....
00:17, 07/16/2019

Oklahoma judge approves Teva's $85 million opioid settlement An Oklahoma judge on Monday approved a revised $85 million settlement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd resolving claims by the state's attorney general that the drugmaker helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic....
21:34, 06/24/2019

Ex-doctor in Texas sentenced to 20 years in prison over opioid deaths Howard Gregg Diamond, a Texas doctor who wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people, was sentenced to 20 years in prison....
10:17, 05/10/2019

Local Governments Seek Negotiating Power In Opioid Lawsuit COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Lawyers are asking a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs to create a negotiating group consisting solely of U.S. towns, cities and counties. The goal o...
02:17, 06/16/2019

Oklahoma at trial says J&J's deceptive marketing fueled U.S. opioid crisis The state of Oklahoma accused Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday of using deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of addictive painkillers that fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, at the start of the first trial in lawsuits over the drug abuse crisis....
21:00, 05/28/2019

Oklahoma lawyers at trial's end say opioid 'kingpin' J&J fueled epidemic Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic in the first trial to result from lawsuits over the crisis....
19:51, 07/15/2019

Met to reject gifts from Sacklers amid fury over opioid crisis The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Wednesday that it would no longer accept gifts from the Sackler family, principal owners of the drugmaker behind the painkiller blamed in the deadly opioid epidemic. “The Sackler family has graciously supporte...
02:17, 05/16/2019

Retired Oklahoma judge to mediate opioid settlement funds NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma State Supreme Court justice will attempt to resolve a dispute over how to disburse an $85 million settlement of a state lawsuit with Teva Pharmaceuticals. Cleveland Count District Judge Thad Balkman said Monday ...
15:34, 06/18/2019

The Latest: Maine sues opioid maker over deceptive marketing SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed against opioid maker Purdue Pharma. 1 p.m. Maine’s attorney general says in a lawsuit that Purdue Pharma deceptively marketed opioid drugs in the state over a decade while the opioid crisis...
22:17, 06/03/2019

NIH-funded studies aim to lower opioid deaths by 40 percent in 3 years The National Institute of Drug Abuse will give more than $350 million to support local opioid recovery, prevention and treatment in four states around the country....
22:17, 04/28/2019

Sen. Martha McSally: The opioid crisis hits too close to home for too many The opioid crisis hits close to home for too many Arizonans and Americans. Since 2017, 20,432 Arizonans suffered from an opioid overdose and countless are suffering with destructive addiction today. During the 15-county listening tour I took in my fi...
07:34, 05/15/2019

The Latest: Hawaii Sues Opioid Maker For Deceptive Marketing SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed against opioid maker Purdue Pharma. 5:45 p.m. Hawaii has joined other states in filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma. Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors said in a statemen...
04:34, 06/04/2019

Overdose victim's father testifies in Oklahoma opioid trial of J&J The father of a university football player who died of a drug overdose provided emotional testimony about the personal cost of the nationwide opioid epidemic on Wednesday during the second day of trial in a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing d...
19:17, 05/29/2019

UPDATE 2-Teva Pharm to pay Oklahoma $85 mln to settle opioid claims Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Sunday it had agreed to pay an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma days before the company was set to face trial over allegations that it and other drugmakers helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidem...
02:17, 05/27/2019

Small communities grapple with ‘huge challenge’ of opioid crisis Small communities in Canada have hospitalization rates for opioid poisonings more than double those in the country's largest cities, according to 2017 data presented last year by the Canadian Institute for Health Information....
01:34, 05/14/2019

Feds seek portion of Oklahoma’s $270M opioid settlement OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government is seeking a portion of Oklahoma’s $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma that stemmed from the state’s ongoing lawsuit against opioid drug makers. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
19:00, 06/27/2019

Wendy Williams, College Admissions Scandal Getting the Lifetime Movie Treatment Think you know the story of Wendy Williams? Think again. Williams will executive produce a biopic about her life for Lifetime. The movie is said to reveal the highs and lows she's......
21:00, 07/23/2019

FDA advisory panel votes against Daiichi Sankyo's blood cancer treatment Independent experts on an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday voted against Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd's treatment for adults with a type of acute myeloid leukemia....
00:17, 05/15/2019

Robert Vadra Allowed To Go Abroad For Treatment, Drops Request For London Businessman Robert Vadra, accused in a money laundering case, has been allowed by a Delhi court to travel abroad for six weeks for treatment of an illness. The court told Mr Vadra to give his travel......
11:00, 06/03/2019

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Roche's combo lymphoma treatment wins U.S. FDA approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted earlier-than-expected approval to Roche Holding AG's antibody- Polivy for treatment of patients with advanced lymphoma....
06:17, 06/15/2019

Promising treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome fails large trial Rituximab has been found to be worse than a placebo at alleviating the symptoms of CFS or ME, suggesting that antibodies aren’t to blame for the condition...
18:51, 04/28/2019

Queen Elizabeth II Gives Donald Trump the Royal Treatment During U.K. State Visit Donald Trump traveled across the pond on Monday for his state visit to the U.K and meeting with Queen Elizabeth. The president and first lady Melania Trump flew to London Stansted......
17:17, 06/03/2019

New treatment shows hope for younger women with advanced breast cancer _____ New research shows that a novel breast cancer treatment could help some women with late-stage breast cancer live longer. Doctors are calling the treatment, which combines hormone therapy and a daily dose of the pill ribociclib, a breakthrough....
02:17, 06/03/2019

‘They Are Human Beings’: Homeland Security Faulted for Treatment of Migrant Children Lawmakers grilled the acting homeland security secretary on Thursday over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy and offensive social media posts by border agents....
01:51, 07/19/2019

UK institute, Belgian firm team up for African swine fever treatment Britain's Pirbright Institute is partnering with Belgian biotechnology company ViroVet to develop the first antiviral drugs that act against African Swine Fever (ASF), according to a joint statement issued on Wednesday....
18:51, 05/29/2019

Tlaib, AOC grill McAleenan over treatment of migrants detained at US-Mexico border Progressive lawmakers grilled a top Trump administration official Thursday about family separations at the border, with one member of the so-called "squad" accusing him of wanting to prolong the detention of children, which he denied....
10:51, 07/19/2019

Dershowitz, Tribe spar over impeachment: You'd have 'gone apoplectic' if Clintons received same treatment Harvard legal scholars Alan Dershowitz and Laurence Tribe sparred on Twitter Monday over the prospect of the House of Representatives pursuing the impeachment of President Trump. ...
18:34, 06/11/2019

Prince Harry and Meghan Gave London Baseball the Royal Treatment LONDON — Major league baseball’s first game in Europe received a royal launch. Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, took part in the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox. The couple ...
00:17, 06/30/2019