Sacklers Withdrew Over $12 Billion From Purdue Pharma As The Opioid Epidemic Grew

Recently released court documents highlight an audit that found the Sackler family withdrew $10.7 billion from Purdue Pharma between the 2008 to 2017 as scrutiny over the opioid epidemic and the company ’s signature drug OxyContin grew.
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Jeffrey A. SingerAmong the many lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic is how cumbersome one ‐​size‐​fits‐​all regulations, administered by an impersonal bureaucracy, hamper a rapid and flexible response to an evolving public health emergency. The U.S. Navy Medical Corps provides us with the most recent example.On March 30, the naval hospital ship U.S.N.S.Comfortarrived in New York harbor, with 1,000 hospital beds and 1.200 staff, ready to assist in the management of the epidemic which has taken a heavytoll on New York metropolitan area inhabitants. Yet, as of April 3, only20 patients were being treated on ...
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There are roughly 3 million people in the U.S. with opioid use disorder that are now also facing the coronavirus crisis.
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This study summarized and analyzed the monitoring data from 1997, 1999, 2011, 2014, and 2017 of children living in Shanghai. In each monitoring year, the probability-proportional-to-size sampling technique was used to select 30 sampling units. In each sampling unit, one primary school was randomly selected. From each selected school, 40 8-10-year-old children were randomly recruited to measure thyroid volume (Tvol) and their household salt iodine intake. RESULTS: In 1997, 1999, 2011, 2014, and 2017, MUI of 8-10-year-old children was 228 μg/L, 214 μg/L, 1826 μg/L, 171 μg/L and 183 μg/L, and median Tvol (M...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
Experts are watching carefully to see if this virus will follow the seasonal pattern of flu, but warn differences may be minorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBalmy days are coming, with temperatures forecast to reach 20C in some regions. The warm weather will bring welcome respite to lockdown Britain- and put pressure on authorities trying to control crowds and gatherings.However, scientists also believe warm weather could bring new insights into the virus by showing whether it reacts to the onset of spring. Flu epidemics tend to die out as winter ends; could sunshine, similarly, affect th...
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The CDC ’s overseas epidemic prevention activities, a veritable gift from America to the world, were effectively eviscerated in early 2018 by Trump and the then Republican-controlled Congress in alignment with the White House’s “America First” ideology. This wholesale slaughter on global public heal th preparedness later left China unable to take advantage of the CDC’s expertise […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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Authors: Yao H, Chen JH, Xu YF PMID: 32247261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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In times of crisis, scientists have to make ethical decisions about new treatments – even if the evidence seems shaky• Laura Spinney is the author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageSometimes the parallels between this pandemic and previous ones are uncanny.Take hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug that regulatory agencies all over the world arenow hastily authorising for the treatment of hospitalised Covid-19 patients. Outside hospitals,Donald Trump and the Brazilian president,Jair Bolsonaro, have expre...
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We report three cases of acute keratitis in young adults during an epidemic. The epithelial involvement was peripheral, central or diffuse. The outcome was favorable under symptomatic topical treatment. PMID: 32241590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
Mexican Deputy Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Saturday that decades of poor eating habits in the country have created an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and other related health complications that make its people more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
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Authors: Duez L, Ho TA, Ledent T, Holovska V, Papaleo A, Milas S PMID: 32241647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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