Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioid Cases

Thousands of municipal governments nationwide and nearly two dozen states that sued the pharmaceutical industry for the destructive opioid crisis have tentatively reached a settlement with Purdue Pharma and its owners, members of the Sackler family. The deal is a landmark moment in the long-running effort to compel Purdue, the company whose signature opioid, OxyContin,…

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A Breeding Ground for a Fatal Scourge: Nursing Homes

Maria Davila lay mute in a nursing home bed, an anguished expression fixed to her face, as her husband stroked her withered hand. Ms. Davila, 65, suffers from a long list of ailments — respiratory failure, kidney disease, high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat — and is kept alive by a gently beeping ventilator and…

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Rihanna’s Spectacular Sexy Underpants Variety Hour

On Tuesday night in Brooklyn, Rihanna made her bid for global underwear domination. It took place in the Barclays Center, against a gigantic set that was part stairway to heaven, part Roman Colosseum, part “Chicago” (the Bob Fosse version) and part “Laugh-In,” with a reflecting pool in the middle. It involved famous singers, famous models…

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Who Is Caroline Calloway? An Explainer

Caroline Calloway is a 27-year-old personality whose preferred medium of expression is the posting of photos and screen shots of text to Instagram. She has become a fixture in the digital daily tours of some young, literary, edgy people, particularly women. Her Instagram photos are often accompanied by lengthy captions. She has dabbled with expanding…

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If You Hate Floss, It’s O.K. to Try These Alternatives

My dental hygienist and I have a longstanding, unspoken agreement: I won’t get any cavities, and she’ll pretend to believe me when I tell her I floss every day. Truth be told, it’s more like once a week. Despite reports that flossing may be “overrated,” the American Dental Association (A.D.A.) and the US Department of…

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How Immunotherapy Might Be Used to Treat Heart Failure

A cutting-edge cancer treatment can also cure certain kinds of heart failure in mice, scientists reported on Wednesday. The treatment is a type of immunotherapy known as CAR-T, which has proved life-changing for some patients with blood cancers. CAR-T relies on engineered white blood cells — T cells — that seek out and destroy malignant…

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After Kanye, After Virgil, After Heron

ImageFrom left, Du of Bstroy, Ev Bravado (on the floor), Brick of Bstroy, Bloody Osiris and Tremaine Emory.CreditGioncarlo Valentine for The New York Times The hip-hop generation has arrived in luxury fashion. Here, haute street wear’s next generation of innovators and inspirations. Sept. 11, 2019 The speed with which hip-hop and high fashion have become…

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Andrew Rannells Reads ‘The Tallest Man I Ever Loved’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher When Andrew Rannells was 22, he made a list of all the qualities of his dream man: kind, funny (but not too funny), creative, social (but not too social), dark-haired and — perhaps most important —…

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Medical News Today: What is regular insulin?

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