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Feds indict and arrest former top officials at company that distributed millions of opioids

Feds indict and arrest former top officials at company that distributed millions of opioids

A federal grand jury has indicted pharmaceutical wholesaler Miami-Luken, two of its top former officials, and two pharmacists with conspiring to illegally distribute millions of prescription painkillers in some of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The indictment says the distribution of oxycodone and hydrocodone was “outside the…MORE

Broken heart syndrome and cancer are connected, scientists say

Broken heart syndrome and cancer are connected, scientists say

What could cancer have in common with broken heart? These researchers are working to find out. Broken heart syndrome is a real thing, though it’s also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It’s triggered by intensely stressful situations, like losing a loved one. You know how some couples die within just a few days of…MORE

Newly released data shows flow of billions of pain pills from drug companies

Newly released data shows flow of billions of pain pills from drug companies

A database charting the course of opioid pills across the country is being made public following a judge’s decision, shedding new light on the scope of the drug industry’s alleged role in the opioid crisis. The Washington Post reports that 76 billion prescription pain pills from the country’s biggest pharmaceutical companies poured into the US…MORE

Mosquitoes have been almost completely wiped out on two Chinese islands

Mosquitoes have been almost completely wiped out on two Chinese islands

A population of the world’s most invasive mosquito species was almost completely wiped out by an experiment on two islands in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, according to a study published Wednesday. The experiment successfully reduced the female Asian Tiger Mosquito population — the main source of bites and disease transmission — by up…MORE

An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says

An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says

The human body was built to function best with gravity as a grounding force, but astronauts on a mission to Mars could spend between six to nine months on a spacecraft without it. “Our bodies love force,” said John DeWitt, senior biochemist who works as a contractor for NASA and focuses on crew health. “Force…MORE

Ground bison meat recalled after 21 people get sick in E. coli outbreak

Ground bison meat recalled after 21 people get sick in E. coli outbreak

A Canadian exotic meat company is recalling ground bison after 21 people in seven states were infected with strains of E. coli, US federal agencies announced Wednesday. Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. of Saint-Leonard, Quebec, on Tuesday recalled the meat that was sold in the eastern and central United States. According to the Centers for Disease…MORE

Pita Pal recalls nearly 90 hummus products over listeria concerns

Pita Pal recalls nearly 90 hummus products over listeria concerns

Pita Pal Foods is recalling 87 types of hummus products over concerns about potential listeria contamination, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The recalled products were made between May 30 and June 25 before being distributed across the United States and to the United Arab Emirates. An FDA inspection at a manufacturing facility…MORE