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Top Executives of Opioid Company Found Guilty of Racketeering – The New York Times

“The decisions, the money, the strategy came from the top,” K. Nathaniel Yeager, a federal prosecutor, said during closing arguments. Details of Insys’s strategy from 2012 to 2015 to target doctors and allegedly bribe them have been revealed in lawsuits and news reports for about five years. The trial of Mr. Kapoor and his four co-defendants has brought to light the extent to which the schemes permeated the entire company and its national sales team.…

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Ric Flair Hospitalized After ‘Very Serious’ Medical Emergency | TMZ.com

Ric Flair was rushed to a hospital Thursday morning after suffering a medical emergency, TMZ Sports has learned.  We’re told Flair was in the Atlanta area when something went wrong. The 70-year-old WWE legend was initially taken to the emergency room to be treated.  The specifics are unclear at this point — but we’re told the situation is “very serious.” We reached out to Ric’s camp for comment — so far, no word back.  Flair…

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Several injured after ‘gun man opens fire’ in a San Diego Synagogue | Daily Mail Online

Police in California have detained a man in relation to a shooting at a San Diego synagogue that left one dead and several others injured. John T. Earnest, 19, was identified as the suspect by law enforcement sources. An unconfirmed manifesto posted online shortly before the attack and purporting to be from Earnest cites hatred of Jewish people as the motive for the attack, and takes credit for a separate arson attack on an Escondido…

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The cruelest disease you’ve never heard of: Frontotemporal Dementia – 60 Minutes – CBS News

The cruelest disease you’ve never heard of: Frontotemporal Dementia 60 Minutes reports on a disease that a leading researcher says “robs us of our very essence; of our humanity.” Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT 2019 May 02 Facebook Twitter Reddit Flipboard What is Frontotemporal Dementia? Victims are usually in middle age, but some have been in their 30s when they were afflicted with frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, a devastating form of dementia. People with FTD…

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Yale scientists restore brain function to 32 clinically dead pigs

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine successfully restored some functions to pig brains that had been dead for hours. They hope the technology will advance our understanding of the brain, potentially developing new treatments for debilitating diseases and disorders. The research raises many ethical questions and puts to the test our current understanding of death. None The image of an undead brain coming back to live again is the stuff of science fiction. Not…

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Trump-Pence Admin Allows Medical Providers to Deny Lifesaving Care to LGBTQ People

HRC responded to the Trump-Pence administration’s latest attempt to undermine the rights and welfare of LGBTQ people and their families. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a final version of a regulation that would allow medical providers to cite their personal beliefs in refusing to provide a broad spectrum of services — including lifesaving care for LGBTQ patients. “The Trump-Pence administration’s latest attack threatens LGBTQ people by permitting medical providers to deny…

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Ocasio-Cortez Reveals She’s Cutting Back On Social Media For Her Health, Says It’s A ‘Public Health Risk’ | Daily Wire

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on Sunday that she is no longer using Facebook and is cutting back on all social media for health reasons associated with being too engaged with social media. “I actually think that social media poses a public health risk to everybody,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “There are amplified impacts for young people, particularly children under the age of 3 with screen time. But I think it has a lot of effects on…

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‘It’s not a baby’: Student says a baby born alive after a botched abortion should not receive medical care

During a recent event sponsored by Boston College’s Pro-Life Club, a female student stood in front of a microphone and said a baby born alive during a botched abortion should not receive medical care — and, in fact, isn’t a baby at all, LifeNews said. Video of the exchange shows Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins asking the student if she believes that babies dying in immigration centers at the U.S.-Mexico border should…

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‘Food is medicine’ says lawmaker working to include nutrition in MaineCare

There is consensus among the state’s medical professionals that for patients with specific health conditions, improved nutrition leads to better health outcomes. There is also a recognition many of those patients do not always have the means or ability to access the foods recommended by their doctors. “For critically and chronically ill people, food is medicine,” state Rep. Michele Meyer (D-Eliot) testified before the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee on Monday. “Efforts to expand…

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Sponsors Believe Montana Medical Marijuana Bills Will Return Focus to Medicine – Cannabis Business Times

SMITHS FALLS, ON and ALICANTE, Spain, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Canopy Growth Corporation is pleased to announce that it has completed an all-cash acquisition of Spain-based licensed cannabis producer Cáñamo y Fibras Naturales, S.L. The acquisition lays the foundation for Canopy Growth to expand its European production footprint into one of the most ideal growing regions in the world, complementing the Company’s existing 430,000 square foot licensed production site in Odense, Denmark, as well as its world-class ISO 13485 internationally certified Storz and…

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