Revelations about the C.I.A. practices, which were a radical departure for the United States, set off global denunciations and bitter divisions at home. They led to an eventual ban on the techniques and a prohibition by the American Psychological Association against members’ participation in national security interrogations

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Michigan’s director of its Department of Health and Human Services, Nick Lyon, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office over the Flint water crisis. Both are felonies in the state of Michigan

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Researchers tracked prescriptions and pill use in 179 women discharged from an academic medical center after cesarean delivery. On average, they left the hospital with a prescription for the equivalent of 30 pills containing 5 milligrams of oxycodone or hydrocodone

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It took an outbreak, a mathematical model and a new law to get immunization rates up in California

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— and suing them. You can expect more lawsuits against opioid companies in 2017

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Failure to Warn

June 6, 2017

Hundreds died while taking an arthritis drug, but nobody alerted patients. This is the first of two stories by STAT on monitoring the safety of new drugs

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All it took was one paragraph. In 1980, a pair of doctors published a brief letter in the New England Journal of Medicine. Spanning a total of five sentences, the letter claimed, with little substantial evidence, that the development of addiction was very rare in hospitalized patients who briefly received opioids and had no prior history of addiction

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You can add Ohio to the list of state and local governments that are filing lawsuits against drug makers for spreading the opioid epidemic by allegedly downplaying risks and improperly encouraging prescribing of the addictive painkillers

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