Drug Makers Sue to Block Requirement for Listing Prices in TV Ads

Three of the nation’s major drug manufacturers sued the Trump administration on Friday to block a rule that would force them to put the price of their drugs in television advertisements beginning this summer. The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C., by Merck, Eli Lilly and Amgen, as well as a trade…

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Groundwork Is Laid for Opioids Settlement That Would Touch Every Corner of U.S.

Every city, town and county in the United States could receive a payout in a settlement with the largest makers, distributors and retailers of prescription opioids, if a judge approves an innovative proposal made Friday in an Ohio federal court by lawyers for hundreds of local governments. The plan, which legal experts describe as “novel”…

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A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens

SURFACING At a new cabaret, queens and L.G.B.T.Q. Arabs can party freely. Image The drag queen Koko Rokoko performing in New York in May.CreditDevin Yalkin for The New York Times On a humid Friday evening in May, Ana Masreya rushed from her job at a talent agency in Midtown East to her Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment. She…

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Medical News Today: What to know about steroids and MS

Multiple sclerosis attacks the protective coating around the nervous system. People with the condition often experience periods of severe symptoms, or flares. The flares may become more frequent over time as the condition progresses. Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), some treatments — including steroids — can help slow the progression of…

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U.K. Bans Advertisements Depicting Gender Stereotypes

Men unable to change diapers; women cleaning while men kick their feet up on the couch; women having trouble with parking: Scenes like these, which play on gender stereotypes, are now banned in British advertisements. Britain’s advertising regulator announced the changes in December, but companies were given a six-month adjustment period before they took effect.…

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Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance

As measles spread across the nation earlier this year, 71 residents of Vancouver, Wash., fell ill, most of them unvaccinated children. So state Rep. Paul Harris, a Republican representing the district, sponsored a measure to limit exemptions from immunization. Activists protesting the bill converged on his legislative office; the resulting chaos led security officers to…

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One Reluctant Night Out Leads to a Forever Date

Philippe Corbé almost didn’t go out that night in February 2017. He had a nonstop schedule as a New York-based correspondent for the French radio station RTL, a job that required waking up in the middle of the night to appear on early-morning newscasts in France. Covering the United States presidential election and its aftermath…

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Get the Good Bread

On Wednesday night I texted my husband to ask him to pick up good bread on the way home — except I capitalized it, Good Bread, as if it were the name of a member of our family. And in a way, it is a member of our family, ever-present in our home and loved…

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Cold Sesame Chicken to Satisfy a Constant Craving

Cold roast chicken is a craving that won’t go away. Not that I’d want it to. I’ve loved it ever since I was a small boy (I’m a certified big boy now). Yesterday’s chicken, snatched from its Tupperware hide-out, straight from the refrigerator, sprinkled with a little salt and pepper, paper napkin on the side.…

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What’s Better Than Fried Cheese? Fried Cheese With Eggs

I once asked a famous chef what his favorite food was, expecting an answer along the lines of caviar or foie gras or sea snail broth sipped from a shell. He said fried cheese. The wisdom of his words was profound. Because no matter the incarnation — whether mozzarella sticks, cheese curds or those thin…

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