Top Executives of Insys, an Opioid Company, Are Found Guilty of Racketeering

BOSTON — A federal jury on Thursday found the top executives of Insys Therapeutics, a company that sold a fentanyl-based painkiller, guilty of racketeering charges in a rare criminal prosecution that blamed corporate officials for contributing to the nation’s opioid epidemic. The jury, after deliberating for 15 days, issued guilty verdicts against the company’s founder,…

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McKesson, Drug Distribution Giant, Settles Lawsuit Over Opioids in West Virginia

The state of West Virginia on Wednesday settled a lawsuit against the nation’s largest drug distributor, which had been accused of shipping nearly 100 million doses of addictive opioids to residents over a six-year period. The state’s suit accused McKesson Corporation of putting profits ahead of residents’ welfare by failing to investigate, report or stop…

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F.D.A. Won’t Ban Sales of Textured Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

A type of breast implant linked to a rare cancer can still be sold in the United States, even though it has been banned in many other countries, the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday. The implants, which have a textured or slightly roughened surface, as opposed to a smooth covering, have been associated…

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What to expect during IUD insertion

An intrauterine device or IUD is a small T-shaped device that a doctor or nurse can implant into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is among the most effective forms of reversible birth control with a failure rate of less than 1%. The insertion is a minor medical procedure that only takes a few minutes.…

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Menstrual cups: Everything you need to know

While menstrual cups have been around for many years, they have only recently become popular. A menstrual cup is a small, bell-shaped cup that a person can insert into their vagina to collect menstrual blood during a period. They are made of medical-grade silicone, rubber, or plastic and are usually reusable. People simply empty the…

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Tinder Wants In on Your Music Festival Meet-Cute

Image Any of these people could be you (maybe).CreditShutterstock Tinder on Thursday announced a new feature called Festival Mode, which will allow users to identify fellow festivalgoers before they descend on Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Firefly, among other music events. All the better to exchange flower crowns, swap band recommendations and do all the other…

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Jack Dorsey Is Gwyneth Paltrow for Silicon Valley

Image Jack Dorsey in October 2018.CreditPhillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25 Young men are staggering around, hungry for days. They are throwing themselves into ice baths and cryotherapy pods. There are not enough beds at the silent vegan meditation centers to accommodate them. They need more near-infrared bulbs. They are the followers of Jack Dorsey, Silicon…

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Hungry City: Just Like Home: Freshly Folded Dumplings in Brooklyn

There is a point at which a restaurant with an open kitchen becomes more kitchen than restaurant, and diners feel more like lucky house guests than paying customers. To conjure this effect, fine-dining establishments may send people home with a ribbon-tied Ball jar of quirkily flavored granola. Mama’s Noodle House, a small Chinese restaurant in…

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Social Q’s: How Can I Save My Workaholic Boyfriend From Himself?

I’ve been with my boyfriend for a year. Occasionally, he goes into deep panics about his work and cancels plans — and not just with me. He cancels dinners with friends and important doctors’ appointments, holidays with his family and trips we’ve booked months in advance. I love him, and want to be compassionate about…

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Measles Case on Cruise Ship Leads to Quarantine in St. Lucia

The Caribbean nation of St. Lucia has quarantined a cruise ship on the island after identifying a confirmed case of measles on board, a health official said. Passengers and crew aboard the large ship were not permitted to leave, Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, the nation’s chief medical officer, said on Tuesday. The highly infectious disease, which…

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