‘The face of the opioid epidemic’: How a college dropout became a fentanyl kingpin.

Aaron Shamo was convicted for running a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking operation from a suburban basement in Utah.
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Companies aim to have vaccine in production within 16 weeks before entering testing stageThere are no vaccines or treatments approved for the new coronavirus, but the race is on to develop one.This week the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi)announced it would commit $11m ( £8.4m) to three programmes led by the companies Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Moderna and the University of Queensland.Continue reading...
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What is a coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals, including humans, and birds. Why are they called coronaviruses? The name derives from the fact that the viral capsule has a “halo” or “crown” surrounding it. What do coronaviruses do? In humans, the virus infects the airways giving rise to flu-like symptoms, a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever, these are usually mild, but in rare cases can be lethal. Is there a vaccine against coronaviruses? No. Are there any drugs to block or treat infection? No. When were coronaviruses first discovered? In the 1960s ...
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Shanghai Disneyland and other tourist sites across the country plan to shut down, and the youngest victim so far has been identified as a 36-year-old man.
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Experts say wildlife sold for human consumption raises risk of new epidemicsWild animal markets must be banned worldwide, say experts in and outside China, warning that the sale of sometimes endangered species for human consumption is the cause both of the new coronavirus outbreak and other past epidemics.The Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, which has been closed down as the source of the infection, had a wild animal section, where live and slaughtered species were on sale. An inventory list at the Da Zhong domestic and wild animals shop inside the market includes live wolf pups, golden cicadas, scorpions, bamboo rats, squi...
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A respiratory virus has spread from China to a half-dozen other countries, including the U.S. Here ’s what you need to know.
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Chinese citizens are overcoming a lack of reporting on the crisis in the state-run media by sharing their own videos and information about the coronavirus outbreak.
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Editor's note: This story is available as a result of a content partnership with the Financial Times. Subscribers will see stories like this every day on our website (and in our daily emails) as an added value to your subscription. US pharmaceutical executives have been put on notice that they could be held criminally liable for fuelling America’s epidemic of opioid addiction, after the founder of the drugmaker Insys was sentenced on Thursday to five-and-a-half years in prison for masterminding…
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(MDPI TOXICS) A new study published on Jan. 24, 2020, in the journal Toxics provides important insight into the recent lung intoxication epidemic referred to as 'e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury' (EVALI). The study presents, for the first time, a comprehensive analysis of products used by EVALI patients. Vitamin E acetate was the main finding in cannabinoid liquids. No compound that could be linked to EVALI was found in the two nicotine products tested.
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CONCLUSIONS: Global long-term declines in TC mortality have been accompanied by downward trends in both period and cohort effects. Our results suggest lack of evidence of a possible major contribution of "real" risk factors in TC mortality, and indirectly confirm the main role of overdiagnosis in the epidemic of TC incidence. PMID: 31964280 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Tae-Young Pak, Youngjoo ChoungAbstractPsychosocial stress and the related biochemical response have been hypothesized as a potential mechanism underlying the link between relative deprivation and mortality. While suicide is known as the likely manifestation of severe mental illness, less is known about the effect that relative deprivation has on suicide risk. Using the 2012 to 2018 waves of the Korean Welfare Panel Study, we examined the association between relative deprivation in income and suicide risk among South Koreans age...
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