U.S. Blames Drug Shortages on Low Prices and a ‘Broken Marketplace’

Chronic drug shortages that threaten patient care are caused by rock-bottom prices for older generic medicines and a health care marketplace that doesn’t run on the rules of supply and demand, among other factors, according to a federal report published on Tuesday. The report, the work of a task force led by the Food and…

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Johnson & Johnson Says Recalled Baby Powder Doesn’t Have Asbestos

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that it did not find asbestos in multiple tests of a bottle of baby powder that the Food and Drug Administration said contained trace amounts of the carcinogen. The company had recalled 33,000 bottles of the product earlier this month after the regulator said it discovered evidence of chrysotile…

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Readers Respond to the Pete Wells Review of Peter Luger: ‘Finally’

When our restaurant critic Pete Wells’s zero-star review of Peter Luger Steak House published on Tuesday, New York Times readers celebrated: At last, someone said it. Readers largely agreed that the famed Brooklyn restaurant’s steaks have been on a long decline and that the service, once brusque but charming, is just off-putting now. Plus, it’s…

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13 New York City Steakhouses That Are Not Peter Luger

★ Though it opened in 2005, this Midtown steakhouse feels like a relic from the 1940s. Jackie Mason and Woody Allen were some of the boldface names who caught Marian Burros’s attention while she waited for her food. Read Marian Burros’s Ben & Jack’s review. ★★ In a retro room in the East Village, steakhouse…

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What If Netflix, but Twice as Fast?

Imagevia Shutterstock Netflix has confirmed and also downplayed a report that it is testing a feature on cellphones that allows users to speed up (or slow down) its videos. It has become standard to accelerate podcasts and videos, including on YouTube. But it’s one thing to listen to listen to a podcast like “Fantasy Focus…

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Peter Luger Used to Sizzle. Now It Sputters.

I can count on Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn to produce certain sensations at every meal. There is the insistent smell of broiled dry-aged steak that hits me the minute I open the door and sometimes sooner, while I’m still outside on the South Williamsburg sidewalk, producing a raised pulse, a quickening of the…

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12 Outfit Ideas That Breathe New Life Into Black Jeans

Melodie Jeng Everyone owns a pair of black jeans they wear to death—and wear with the exact same [insert key item here, mine is a white tee, please proceed]. Need a wardrobe refresher on ~cool ways to wear black denim? We listed twelve styling tips to help make your favorite jeans feel new again. Rethink…

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An East Village Wine Bar Cruises the Adriatic

Headliner Kindred A more spacious offshoot of the quirky East Village wine bar Ruffian, this spot has opened on a limited basis pending some kitchen work. It is a homage to the Adriatic with stops in Croatia, Italy and Slovenia. For now, the menu, created by the chef and partner Josh Ochoa and the chef…

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Recall of Generic Version of Xanax Is Announced by F.D.A.

ImageAlprazolam, a generic version of Xanax, is prescribed to manage anxiety and panic disorders.Credit…Science History Images, via Alamy The Food and Drug Administration has announced a nationwide recall of a batch of alprazolam, a generic version of Xanax, because of potential contamination. The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said Friday that the voluntary recall was because of…

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