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Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 at 02:12 PM PDT

Drug Company Attorneys Seek to Disqualify Federal Judge

Drug Company Attorneys Seek to Disqualify Federal Judge

Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 08:26 PM PDT

Texas Girl Fighting for Life After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba

Texas Girl Fighting for Life After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba

A Central Texas girl is battling a rare infection at a Fort Worth hospital after her family says she contracted a brain-eating amoeba. Ten-year-old Lily Avant of Whitney, Texas is described by her family as...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 08:43 PM PDT

More Than 2,200 Fetal Remains Found at Deceased Illinois Doctor's Property

More Than 2,200 Fetal Remains Found at Deceased Illinois Doctor's Property

The Will County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation on Thursday after more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were found on the property of a deceased doctor, police said. At around 3:30...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 08:28 PM PDT

NY Finds $1B in Hidden Transfers by Family Behind OxyContin

NY Finds $1B in Hidden Transfers by Family Behind OxyContin

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York state's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York —...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 02:14 PM PDT

FDA Panel Recommends Peanut Allergy Treatment for Approval

FDA Panel Recommends Peanut Allergy Treatment for Approval

An advisory committee for the Food and Drug Administration voted Friday to recommend a peanut allergy treatment for FDA approval. The drug, called Palforzia, would be the first FDA-approved drug for treating...

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