Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin. From 1996 to 2002, Purdue pursued nearly every avenue in the drug supply and prescription sales chain — a strategy now cast as reckless and illegal in more than 1,500...
A campaign launched by the Colombian government has identified over 5000 child-labourers from across the country which includes 350 children who crossed over to the country from Venezuela. Of the 5000 cases of children who have been found working in the past three months, more than a third were uncovered by...
Paraguay is certified as malaria-free, becoming the first country in the Americas to be granted this status, by the World Health Organization (WHO), since Cuba in 1973. “There are many reasons for this success but here are the key ones: first, Paraguay national malaria control programme focused on tracking the disease...
Will Stone, KJZZ Hundreds of survivors of domestic violence have come through the doors of neurologist Glynnis Zieman’s Phoenix clinic in the past three years. “The domestic violence patients are the next chapter of brain injury,” she said. Zieman begins every new patient visit with a simple question: “What are the symptoms...
Jake Harper, WFYI One patient’s death changed the course of Dr. Lilia Cervantes’ career. The patient, Cervantes said, was a woman from Mexico with kidney failure who repeatedly visited the emergency room for more than three years. In that time, her heart had stopped more than once, and her ribs were...
Starbucks, a leading coffee shop chain in the US, closed down its more than 8,000 shops on Tuesday to give its staff racial bias training, in the aftermath of an incident in one of its outlets in Philadelphia where two black men were arrested after staff wrongly accusing them of trespassing...
Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News MONTEBELLO, Calif. — Wendy Wan, 31, said American infant formula is advertised in her native China as the most nutritious food for a newborn. “It sounds like it’s premium,” said Wan, who gave birth in early May at Beverly Hospital here. Wan said she was skeptical...
By Soila Apparicio, Climate Home News North America’s shale gas boom is unlikely to be replicated in other countries, according to a report published on Thursday by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad). Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, has transformed oil and gas production in the US, allowing the industry...
Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News Makers of brand-name drugs called out by the Trump administration for potentially stalling generic competition have hiked their prices by double-digit percentages since 2012 and cost Medicare and Medicaid nearly $12 billion in 2016, a Kaiser Health News analysis has found. As part of President Donald...
Michelle Andrews If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer is yes. But such information is not commonly part of routine primary care. For patients at Geisinger Health System, that could soon change. Starting...

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