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The opioid crisis: A 20-year conspiracy against patients.

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, may have been the prime mover in the Big Bang of opioids in the 1990s, when doctors were aggressively treating pain and OxyContin was pushed ...

The opioid crisis: A 20-year conspiracy against patients.

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The opioid crisis: A 20-year conspiracy against patients Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, may have been the prime mover in the Big Bang of opioids in the 1990s, when doctors were aggressively treating pain and OxyContin was pushed as a non-addictive medication. But Purdue didn’t act alone....
2019-09-15 08:32

Study: Protocol reduced opioid prescriptions by 92 percent in cancer patients Only 8 percent of urological cancer patients who undergo robotic surgery go home with opioid prescriptions after use of a new recovery protocol, as compared to 100 percent of patients who get the drugs normally....
2019-05-22 22:32

Hospitals are putting Native American patients at risk for opioid abuse, audit says U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, according to a federal audit.        ...
2019-07-22 21:00

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2019-08-26 20:32

The Opioid Crisis Two decades ago, a new generation of supposedly safer painkillers triggered an epidemic of opioid abuse in the U.S. Since then, opioid overdoses have killed well over 400,000 Americans — more deaths than the country’s military suffered in World War I...
2019-08-27 02:32

Fears UK could follow the US into opioid crisis Overuse of powerful prescription medication could lead to an addiction crisis in the UK similar to that being seen in the US, mental health professionals are warning....
2019-09-09 06:48

Can the UK avoid having a lethal opioid crisis like the one in the US? Doctors in the UK are concerned that it could follow the US into an opioid crisis, yet measures to prevent this could go too far and leave people in pain...
2019-05-21 15:48

Counties hit hardest by the opioid crisis 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the average number of drug-related deaths per 100,000 residents in all U.S. counties.        ...
2019-08-02 20:16

How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis In the midst of the opioid crisis, scientists are searching for nonaddictive alternatives. Some have turned to a toxin present in certain sea creatures....
2019-06-15 10:48

Opioid crisis hits nonunion plants, too The states where opioid abuse is most rampant are home to numerous nonunion auto plants. A number of those workplaces have policies to help workers with addiction....
2019-07-08 14:32

Australia now faces its own opioid crisis, despite warnings BLACK RIVER, Australia — The coroner’s sense of futility was clear, as he investigated the death of yet another Australian killed by prescription opioids. Coroners nationwide have long urged officials to address Australia’s ballooning opioid addictio...
2019-09-05 23:32

Second opioid distributor charged over U.S. overdose crisis An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives on Thursday were charged with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused....
2019-07-18 20:48

New Details Emerge Over Mallinckrodt's Role in Opioid Crisis More details and questions about Mallinckrodt’s role in the opioid crisis are emerging, including whether it effectively guarded against products leaving legal distribution channels....
2019-08-25 20:32

The Unseen Victims of the Opioid Crisis Are Starting to Rebel The push to end opioid abuse has ended up hurting the people who use the drugs legitimately. Now those chronic pain patients are starting a movement of their own....
2019-05-21 23:32

U.S. government gives states nearly $2 billion to combat opioid crisis The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesday it will offer states more than $1.8 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic....
2019-09-05 00:32

Florida ‘pill mills’ were ‘gas on the fire’ of opioid crisis FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme parks or beaches. Instead, they came for cheap and easy prescription painkillers sold at unscrupulous ...
2019-07-22 19:00

Does the drop in US drug deaths mean the opioid crisis is ending? Overdose deaths in the US have dropped for the first time in two decades, but many people are still dependent on painkillers and struggling to get them legally...
2019-07-19 20:00

Oklahoma judge finds J&J fueled opioid crisis An Oklahoma judge has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help address the problem. (Aug. 26)       ...
2019-08-27 07:48

Fatal overdoses in NYC tick down, but opioid crisis rages on Overdose deaths ticked down more than 2% in New York City last year, marking the first drop in fatalities in nearly a decade even as the opioid crisis has swept across poorer parts of the city, new data shows. Figures released Monday by the Health De...
2019-08-27 04:16

In Ohio, cost of opioid crisis isn't just fiscal Public officials in Ohio say no amount of money will restore the cities that have been upended by the opioid crisis. Local police and fire chiefs say it's taken an immeasurable toll on the wellbeing of first responders on the front lines. (Sept....
2019-09-13 17:32

First state trial against drugmakers in opioid crisis underway The nation’s first state trial against drugmakers blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis started Tuesday in Oklahoma.        ...
2019-05-28 23:32

Investigators Use New Strategy to Combat Opioid Crisis: Data Analytics When federal investigators got a tip in 2015 that a health center in Houston was distributing millions of doses of opioid painkillers, they tried a new approach: look at the numbers....
2019-08-26 19:32

Oklahoma at trial says J&J's deceptive marketing fueled U.S. opioid crisis The state of Oklahoma accused Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday of using deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of addictive painkillers that fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, at the start of the first trial in lawsuits over the drug abuse crisis....
2019-05-28 21:16

Pills gained strength as opioid crisis grew: analysis An Associated Press analysis of drug distribution data released as a result of lawsuits against the industry found that the amount of opioids as measured by total potency continued to rise early this decade even as the number of pills distributed beg...
2019-07-25 05:00

Afghanistan and Iraq veterans were the 'ground zero' of the opioid crisis: Study Veterans who were stationed in Afghan and Iraqi war zones after the 9/11 terror attacks have been hit hardest by the opioid crisis, according to new research....
2019-09-17 23:16

Trump administration announces nearly $2B for states to fight opioid crisis The Trump administration is providing states with $1.8 billion to fight the opioid crisis, the latest in a string of White House actions shaping the president's messaging on healthcare ahead of the 2020 elections....
2019-09-04 17:48

Fed chief Powell says the economic impact of the opioid crisis is 'quite substantial' "An extraordinary number of people are taking opioids in one form or another," says Powell, during testimony before the House Financial Services Committee....
2019-07-11 07:32

Report: Purdue Pharma Offered $10 to $12 Billion for Opioid Crisis Settlement Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the painkiller OxyContin, is offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits over its role fueling the opioid crisis for $10 billion to $12 billion, NBC News reported on Tuesday....
2019-08-28 14:48

Global opioid users rise amid US drug crisis, UN report says Global use of deadly opioid drugs has risen significantly, a new United Nations report said Wednesday, amid a growing synthetic drug crisis in the United States....
2019-06-27 20:32

RICO Offers a Powerful Tool to Punish Executives for the Opioid Crisis The conviction of leaders at Insys on racketeering charges was a significant step toward imposing substantial penalties on corporate officials for contributing to a national epidemic....
2019-05-24 10:32

U.S. lawmakers say World Health Organization shares blame in opioid crisis Two members of Congress have issued a report that gives the United Nations' chief global health organization some responsibility for the opioid crisis in the United States....
2019-05-23 17:16

US opioid crisis: experts say payouts from drug makers ‘highly questionable’ Two potential payouts from Johnson & Johnson and Purdue Pharma have provoked varied responsesEfforts to get compensation for the US opioid crisis with two multimillion-dollar drug manufacturer payouts have been met by leading activists and addiction ...
2019-08-29 18:16

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012....
2019-07-17 17:32

Exclusive: While battling opioid crisis, U.S. government weighed using fentanyl for executions The U.S. Department of Justice examined using fentanyl in lethal injections as it prepared last year to resume executing condemned prisoners, a then untested use of the powerful, addictive opioid that has helped fuel a national crisis of overdose dea...
2019-09-13 19:00

J&J's greed helped fuel U.S. opioid crisis, Oklahoma claims at trial Johnson & Johnson's greed led the drugmaker to use deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of painkillers that fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, the state of Oklahoma alleged at the start of the first trial to result from lawsuits over the drug cr...
2019-05-28 23:00

John Delaney wants pharma companies responsible for opioid crisis to go out of business Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney believes that pharmaceutical companies responsible for the opioid crisis should be fined out of business and plans to push for such an outcome if elected to the White House....
2019-07-02 06:16

Purdue could become a trust funded by sales of the same drug blamed for the opioid crisis Purdue Pharma could become a public trust funded by OxyContin sales as part of a massive settlement over its role in the opioid epidemic, but some prosecutors and health advocates are skeptical of the idea of relying on profits from the drug that con...
2019-09-04 17:48

Queens rehab program under investigation faces closure amid opioid crisis A taxpayer-funded drug treatment program in Queens will be shuttered unless it gets new management, sources told The Post. The state Attorney General’s office and the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services are investigating the J-CAP...
2019-06-16 02:32

Oklahoma urges judge to hold J&J responsible for opioid crisis as trial ends Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday urged a judge to hold Johnson & Johnson responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, as the first trial nationally in litigation over the drug crisis came to an end....
2019-07-15 21:32

Big Pharma’s image sinks to new low amid opioid crisis, high drug prices Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing, mocks his way through a congressional hearing on drug pricing and later called lawmakers imbeciles. (credit: CPSAN) The pharmaceutical industry has outdone itself. It is now the most widely hated industry in th...
2019-09-05 14:48

Virginia sues Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, over opioid crisis Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday the state is suing owners of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, for their role in the nationwide opioids crisis....
2019-09-12 16:16

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reaches tentative opioid crisis settlement Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the agreement included more money from the Sackler family, which had become a sticking point during the recent talks....
2019-09-12 03:32

OxyContin Producer Purdue Pharma Reaches Tentative Opioid-Crisis Settlement (HARTFORD, Conn.) — Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation’s opioid crisis. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said ...
2019-09-12 04:32

JPMorgan Chase cuts ties with Purdue Pharma over alleged role in opioid crisis Move makes the bank the most high-profile corporation to have distanced itself from the OxyContin maker and Sackler familyBanking giant JPMorgan Chase has cut ties with Purdue Pharma over the OxyContin maker’s alleged role in the US opioids crisis, f...
2019-05-24 00:48

Drug Company That Makes OxyContin Files For Bankruptcy to Stop Lawsuits Over Opioid Crisis Purdue Pharma, the drug company that makes the controversial pain medication OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night. The bankruptcy filing will temporarily halt thousands of lawsuits against Purdue alleging that it made billions...
2019-09-16 17:00

REFILE-UPDATE 4-J&J's greed helped fuel U.S. opioid crisis, Oklahoma claims at trial Johnson & Johnson's greed led the drugmaker to use deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of painkillers that fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, the state of Oklahoma alleged at the start of the first trial to result from lawsuits over the drug cr...
2019-05-29 03:16

Drug makers conspired to worsen the opioid crisis. They have blood on their hands | Chris McGreal Johnson & Johnson and others profited from addiction and death – and yet they still don’t think they’ve done anything wrongJohnson & Johnson came out swinging after an Oklahoma judge ruled this week that the company has blood on its hands for driving...
2019-08-29 18:16

Courtney Love, Infamous Former Addict, Will Not Sell Out to the Sackler Family, Manufacturers of the Opioid Crisis On Monday afternoon, Purdue Pharma heiress Joss Sackler’s fashion brand, LBV Care of Joss Sackler, will send a collection of tote bags and statement bracelets down the runway for New York Fashion Week, marking her first public outing in the city afte...
2019-09-10 12:48

Senate committee focuses on pain sufferers denied painkillers amid opioid crisis When Senator Lamar Alexander, who chairs the upper chamber’s health committee, held a hearing about prescription opioids earlier this year, the focus was a critical side of the drug overdose debate that has been neglected – people who suffer chronic ...
2019-06-03 19:32

Watch: Trump speaks on opioid epidemic, announces state and local grants to tackle crisis The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the roughly $1.8 billion will be used for expanding access to opioid treatments and gathering case data across states....
2019-09-04 20:48

Daily on Healthcare: 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils plan to fight opioid crisis Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00 an issue!...
2019-07-03 04:00

Purdue Pharma and state attorneys inch closer to final settlement over opioid crisis involvement Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with 22 state attorneys general for the first time since talks began in August to settle over 2,000 lawsuits filed against the company behind the drug that man...
2019-09-11 22:16

Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay Oklahoma $85 Million Over Claims Company Helped Create Addiction Crisis (Bloomberg) — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to pay $85 million to settle an Oklahoma lawsuit claiming that illegal marketing of its opioid painkillers contributed to a public health crisis in the state. The deal, announced Sunday,...
2019-05-27 00:16

Major Drug Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial in Opioid Crisis Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced a tentative agreement to pay $24 million to settle claims brought by two Ohio counties, and to give away $6 million of its drugs....
2019-09-07 01:32

Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m for fueling Oklahoma opioid crisis, judge rules Oklahoma becomes first state to successfully sue an opioid manufacturer, a ruling that is sure to affect other drug companiesOpioid ruling explained – the key pointsThe pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson ran a “false and dangerous” sales campaign...
2019-08-27 06:48

Johnson & Johnson must pay over $572 million for its role in Oklahoma opioid crisis, judge rules FILE – In this July 15, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks during closing arguments in Oklahoma’s ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, in Norman, Okla. An Oklahoma judge is expected to deliver...
2019-08-27 07:16

At trial, Oklahoma says Johnson & Johnson's 'greed' fueled U.S. opioid crisis Oklahoma's attorney general on Tuesday argued at the start of the first trial in lawsuits around the United States over the opioid epidemic that "greed" by Johnson & Johnson helped fuel the drug crisis....
2019-05-28 18:32

Johnson & Johnson Fined $527 Million For Fuelling Opioid Crisis: US Judge A judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson responsible for fueling Oklahoma's opioid crisis, ordering the pharmaceutical company to pay $572 million to remedy the devastation wrought by the epidemic on......
2019-08-27 14:16

Johnson & Johnson ordered by judge to pay over $572 million for role in opioid crisis Oklahoma lawyers argued Johnson & Johnson aggressively marketed opioids that overstated their effectiveness and underplayed the addiction risk.        ...
2019-08-27 07:48

Sackler family 'offer up to $12 billion to settle lawsuits over US opioid crisis' Campaigners battling the US opioid crisis have welcomed reports that Purdue Pharma and its billionaire owners the Sackler family are preparing to pay up to $12 billion (£9.8 bn) to settle more than 2,000 US lawsuits....
2019-08-28 20:16

Johnson & Johnson Was Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Its Role in the Opioid Crisis. With Similar Lawsuits Across the Country, That Could Be Just the Beginning An Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis in a historic ruling on Monday, marking the first time an opioid manufacturer has been deemed responsible in court and made to pay damages. It could hav...
2019-08-28 06:32

Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson face off in the first opioid crisis trial Johnson & Johnson is set to face trial in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma aimed at pinning the blame for the opioid epidemic on its painkiller marketing....
2019-05-28 16:48

Oklahoma, Johnson & Johnson face off in first opioid crisis trial Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson is set to face trial in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma aimed at pinning the blame for the opioid epidemic on its painkiller marketing....
2019-05-28 15:32

| WATCH | Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m for opioid addiction crisis An Oklahoma judge has ordered US health care giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m in damages for its role in fostering the state's opioid addiction crisis....
2019-08-28 00:32

Johnson & Johnson fined $572 million for fuelling opioid crisis Oklahoma's Attorney General accused Johnson & Johnson of a "multi-billion-dollar brainwashing campaign" to get doctors to overprescribe opioids, downplaying the addiction risks. J&J shares surged after the ruling....
2019-08-27 10:48

Johnson & Johnson to pay $572M in damages over opioid crisis This will be a bitter pill for Johnson & Johnson to swallow. An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered the New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant to pay $572 million in damages for its role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic. “The opioid crisis has rava...
2019-08-27 03:00

Johnson & Johnson to pay $500M in damages over opioid crisis Johnson & Johnson will be forced to pay more than a half-billion dollars in damages after an Oklahoma judge on Monday ruled the drug maker accountable for fueling the state’s opioid epidemic, according to a report. The pharmaceutical giant will...
2019-08-26 23:32

What You Should Know About the Johnson & Johnson Lawsuit and the Opioid Crisis On Monday, an Oklahoma judge ordered drugmaker Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its involvement in the ongoing opioid crisis—a trial that’s been referred to as a “landmark” case. Because of this suit, we might very well see other pharmac...
2019-08-28 19:48

Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for role in opioid crisis; company says ruling 'flawed' The state previously settled with OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma and Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical for a total of more than $350 million.        ...
2019-08-27 07:48

Local oral surgeons fight opioid epidemic with non-opioid alternative TUCSON – Local oral surgeons are making it their mission to help tackle the opioid epidemic. Doctors Adam Kaiser and Jay Schmidt, oral surgeons in Tucson, said that a commonplace people access narcotics is from surgeries. “Our typical cas...
2019-08-23 22:00

The mindfulness conspiracy It is sold as a force that can help us cope with the ravages of capitalism, but with its inward focus, mindful meditation may be the enemy of activism. By Ronald PurserMindfulness has gone mainstream, with celebrity endorsement from Oprah Winfrey and...
2019-06-14 15:48

The FCC says 5G is safe, but that won’t stop conspiracy theorists U.S. agencies now agree that 5G and prior cellular standards pose no known risk to human health, but those who disagree have one more chance to speak up.Read More...
2019-08-09 20:32

RECESSION A LIB MEDIA CONSPIRACY TO TAKE DOWN TRUMP??? There are many, many reasons to start freaking out at the possibility that we might be heading toward a global recession—a scenario made all the more terrifying by the fact that Donald freaking Trump is the one with his greasy ravioli fingers on Amer...
2019-08-19 18:48

Our planet is in crisis. But until we call it a crisis, no one will listen | Caleb Redlener, Charlotte Jenkins and Irwin Redlener We study disaster preparedness, and ‘climate change’ is far too mild to describe the existential threat we faceWhen Senator Kamala Harris was asked about climate change during the Democratic debate in June, she did not mince words. “I don’t even call...
2019-07-31 17:48

23 bizarre conspiracy theories Trump has elevated Trump this weekend elevated a conspiracy theory suggesting that the Clintons were behind Jeffrey Epstein's death. It's one of the wildest theories he's trafficked in, but it's hardly alone....
2019-08-13 05:16

Among Some Hate Groups, Porn Is Viewed as a Conspiracy Buried in the manifestoes of some extremists are attacks on the porn industry, which is blamed for their own struggles and what they perceive as society’s decline....
2019-06-07 22:32

23 Bizarre Conspiracy Theories Trump Has Advanced The president of the United States this weekend promoted a conspiracy theory alleging that the family of his 2016 election opponent was involved in a high-profile death that had been ruled a suicide.......
2019-08-13 16:32

Trump Floats Wild Conspiracy About Homelessness Donald Trump sat for an EXCLUSIVE interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson during his visit to Japan, published online Monday night, during which he blabbered on and on about the complicated problem of homelessness, which apparently “started two years...
2019-07-03 13:00

QAnon: The far-right conspiracy movement gaining prominence The death of Jeffrey Epstein has ignited a firestorm of conspiracy theories - and added new fuel to one of the more bizarre fringe movements to have taken hold in Donald Trump's America....
2019-08-20 00:48

Epstein faces sex trafficking, conspiracy charges Federal officials announced sex trafficking and conspiracy charges against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein Monday. Epstein is charged with creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of young girls. (Jul...
2019-07-08 20:16

Why Are Area 51 Conspiracy Theories So Popular? Here’s What Psychologists Say Here’s hoping there are aliens at Area 51. For one thing: they probably have cool spaceships. For another, the extraterrestrials are said to have arrived in 1947, so if they were going to eat us, they likely would have done so by now. Finally, ...
2019-07-31 18:00

YouTube will reduce conspiracy theory recommendations in the UK YouTube plans to tweak its recommendation algorithm to cut back on conspiracy theory videos in the UK, eight months after it conducted a similar experiment in the US. The platform is in the middle of rolling out the update to its British users, a spo...
2019-08-29 00:48

Are conspiracy theories 'explanations for real problems'? How do conspiracy theories take hold, and why are these 'alternative facts' so hard to counter? American cultural historian Michael Butter explains that conspiracies also reflect deeper societal insecurities....
2019-06-21 13:32

The myth of Eurabia: how a far-right conspiracy theory went mainstream Once an obscure idea confined to the darker corners of the internet, the anti-Islam ideology is now visible in the everyday politics of the west. How did this happen? By Andrew BrownIn July 2011, a quiet European capital was shaken by a terrorist car...
2019-08-16 13:48

Key witness against DEA agent sentenced in conspiracy case The star witness in a U.S. investigation of a once-standout DEA agent has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison after implicating his longtime handler in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy with Colombian cartel criminals...
2019-08-01 01:16

Honduran President Is Accused of Drug Conspiracy U.S. prosecutors accused Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández of conspiring with his brother and other top politicians to protect drug traffickers....
2019-08-04 18:00

I’m paranoid it’s meat’: the rise of vegan conspiracy theories From KFC’s Imposter burger to Greggs’ sausage roll, meat-a-like foods are now a vegan staple. But these plant-based alternatives are so realistic they’re prompting sincere concernWhen 19-year-old Kaysha Clarius bit into KFC’s hugely successful vegan ...
2019-07-02 21:48

Giuliani Goes All in on Conspiracy Theory About DNC Staffer's Murder for Some Reason Just weeks after urging the American public to cool it with spreading unfounded rumors about the jailhouse death of Jeffrey Epstein, former New York City mayor, MAGA-hatted lunatic, and personal attorney to the president Rudy Giuliani launched himsel...
2019-08-27 02:00

Leaked Chinmayanand Video A Conspiracy, Says Father Of UP Student The father of the Uttar Pradesh student, who accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of raping her, on Sunday termed the leak of the video footage given to the SIT by his daughter, as a "conspiracy" and said......
2019-09-15 19:48

US prosecutors accuse Honduran president of drug conspiracy U.S. federal prosecutors have accused the Honduran government of essentially functioning as a narco-state, with the current and former presidents having received campaign contributions from cocaine traffickers...
2019-08-03 23:16

CFO criminal charges show conspiracy at Reagor Dykes The bankrupt dealership group's former finance chief faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. It's unclear if others will be charged, but court documents note "co-conspirators."...
2019-06-24 07:00

N.C.A.A. Basketball Trial: Guilty Verdicts on Bribery Conspiracy A prospective agent and a former shoe company consultant were found not guilty on multiple charges, but were convicted of conspiring to funnel money to college coaches....
2019-05-21 14:48

The John Wick universe gets its very own conspiracy theorist in this new web series John Wick 4 doesn’t arrive until 2021 but, to tide fans over in the meantime, Lionsgate has released a four-episode spin-off web series titled Truth Serum. It’s a surprisingly in-depth bit of supplementary content starring Eddie Jemison as Banks Jenk...
2019-09-06 19:32

Conspiracy Theories Fly Online in Wake of Epstein Death The death of Jeffrey Epstein set off a wave of conspiracy theories online that demonstrate both how social media fuels misinformation and threatens to erode public acceptance of the results of any investigation....
2019-08-12 15:00

YouTube will remove some hate speech and conspiracy videos YouTube has updated its hate speech policy to ban more types of videos from its platform. They explicitly include those promoting or glorifying Nazi ideology or deny that certain events including the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook shooting took place. A...
2019-06-05 20:16

Epstein death triggers flurry of conspiracy theories The apparent suicide of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein has fueled much speculation online. US President Donald Trump is among those to get on the conspiracy-theory bandwagon....
2019-08-11 15:16

Doctors' Strike Conspiracy Of The Left, BJP, Says Mamata Banerjee West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah of encouraging his party workers to create communal tension in the state....
2019-06-14 00:48

Jacob Zuma Says Corruption Allegations Were a Conspiracy to Oust Him The former president of South Africa is accused of taking part in systematic looting of state resources by wealthy allies and African National Congress leaders....
2019-07-15 18:16

How Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories Spread Before the Internet Conspiracy theories about the Moon landing have been around for years. Decades, in fact. And while it’s easier than ever to spread false stories thanks to the internet, the belief that humans never landed on the Moon is way older than the web.Read mo...
2019-07-16 16:16

Hillary Clinton rips Trump over new voter conspiracy theory Hillary Clinton threw some major shade at President Trump on Monday night after he tried bashing her on Twitter earlier in the day. “Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Elect...
2019-08-20 08:48

Trump’s ‘Social Media Summit’ was a celebration of conspiracy theorists President Donald Trump kicked off his Thursday morning by doing what he does best: tweeting. Amid a sea of missives, which ranged from attacks on the "Fake News Media" to the Mueller Report, he said it would be "a big and exciting day at the White Ho...
2019-07-13 00:48

Conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's suicide retweeted by Trump Politicians and alleged victims have reacted angrily after Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a prison cell, with Donald Trump sharing conspiracy theories about the disgraced financier's death....
2019-08-11 14:16

2 found guilty of conspiracy to give Islamic State support CHICAGO (AP) — Two suburban Chicago men accused of giving cellphones to an undercover FBI agent to be used as detonators for bombs have been convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Edward Schimenti and Joseph D...
2019-06-21 03:32

Conspiracy Theories Might Sound Crazy, But Here’s Why Experts Say We Can No Longer Ignore Them Conspiracy theories, both powerful and enduring, can wreak havoc on society. In recent years, fringe ideas prompted a gunman to storm a Washington, D.C. pizzeria and may have motivated another to fatally shoot 11 worshippers inside a Pittsburgh synag...
2019-08-19 18:48

Trump’s newest media-FBI collusion conspiracy theory is baseless Trump promoted a story about a New York Times reporter "flagging" information about Jared Kushner and Russians. It's clear he was merely asking for confirmation....
2019-06-21 17:16

Exclusive: DNA solves Rudolf Hess doppelgänger conspiracy theory Adolf Hitler's deputy flew to Scotland in 1941 and was imprisoned for the rest of his life. But was the man in Spandau really Rudolf Hess? Now a DNA test has revealed the truth...
2019-05-21 15:48

Looks Like a Full-Blown Conspiracy Theorist Is Challenging Ilhan Omar On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump set his sights on Minnesota and it’s Fifth District Congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar, declaring her an “America hating anti-Semite” and vowing to “win the state” in the 2020 election. But if Republicans really...
2019-07-24 04:16

Judge in Sandy Hook conspiracy lawsuits reports threats WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge overseeing lawsuits by families of Sandy Hook shooting victims against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says she has been threatened by people posting on Jones’ Infowars website. Judge Barbara Bellis wr...
2019-06-22 00:32

Buzz Aldrin punched a moon landing conspiracy theorist It’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, but not everyone sees it this way. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story.        ...
2019-07-20 20:32

Trump Touts Conspiracy Loon Crowning Him 'King of Israel' Fresh off his latest bout of venomous anti-Semitism, President Donald Trump kicked off his Wednesday morning by quoting a deranged conspiracy monger who adoringly referred to the president as both the “king of Israel” and the “second coming of God.”...
2019-08-21 22:32

Flat Earth: why is YouTube helping spread conspiracy theories? Many people who believe the Earth is not round first heard the idea on YouTube. But how important was the video-sharing website in helping the flat Earth movement grow?...
2019-07-18 13:00

Trevor Noah: Jeffrey Epstein's plea deal 'was the conspiracy' Late-night hosts consider the conspiracy-laden fallout – including the president’s – from Epstein’s apparent suicide in jailNews broke on Saturday morning that Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy and well-connected financier accused of sex trafficking under...
2019-08-13 20:16

‘I wasn’t involved in that’: Kushner is mum on Trump’s birther conspiracy theory In a wide-ranging interview with "Axios on HBO," Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser also questioned whether the Palestinians were capable of governing themselves....
2019-06-03 22:48

| YouTube flags Notre Dame cathedral fire as 9/11 conspiracy YouTube’s software mistakenly labeled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, triggering the panel below the video about the September 11 terrorist attacks....
2019-05-21 14:32

Comey denounces Barr after CBS interview: 'An AG should not be echoing conspiracy theories' Former FBI Director James Comey sharply criticized Attorney General William Barr's Friday appearance on CBS, saying that he failed to act repsponsibly as attorney general....
2019-06-01 22:16

Harem Conspiracy Proof: Multiple Assailants Killed Ramses III A theory about the assassination of Ramses III was confirmed by researchers at the University in Cairo, revealing the true gruesome details of his murder. ...
2019-08-28 09:00

Watch: Kathy Griffin says conspiracy investigation inspired new film Kathy Griffin explained how being investigated for conspiracy to assassinate the president influenced her to make the documentary-comedy special "A Hell of a Story."...
2019-08-13 19:00

Spinning conspiracy theories won’t help us prevent another Chernobyl | Serhii Plokhy Despite the TV show and the author’s landmark book, the truth about Chernobyl is still contestedDid it really happen? Was it really so bad? Is it true that they were so unprepared? These are the questions I have heard the past few months in connectio...
2019-08-18 11:32

Facebook bans health and conspiracy site Natural News Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Facebook on Sunday removed the prominent health and conspiracy site Natural News from its platform and banned its incendiary founder from posting content. Though Facebook did not immediately respond to Ars’ request fo...
2019-06-10 22:16

Devin Nunes mocks Dems’ ‘last gasp’ at Mueller conspiracy Rep. Devin Nunes on Wednesday mocked Democrats for having former special counsel Robert Mueller testify about his investigation into Russian election interference in 2016 as a “last gasp of the Russian collusion conspiracy theory.” “...
2019-07-25 02:32

Conspiracy Theories Can Have Dangerous Consequences. Here’s Why Experts Say We Can No Longer Ignore Them Conspiracy theories, both powerful and enduring, can wreak havoc on society. In recent years, fringe ideas prompted a gunman to storm a Washington, D.C. pizzeria and may have motivated another to fatally shoot 11 worshippers inside a Pittsburgh synag...
2019-08-16 12:48

Moon landing conspiracy theories: Why some think the Apollo 11 mission was fake Despite being heralded as one of the greatest human achievements ever, just half a century later 1 in 10 Americans still claim the 1969 moon landing was faked....
2019-07-22 15:48

Dad of Sandy Hook victim wins suit against conspiracy theorists The dad of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim won a defamation lawsuit this week against conspiracy theorists who wrote a book claiming the 2012 shooting — in which 26 people, including 20 kids, lost their lives — never happened. The book...
2019-06-18 20:32

Carlos Ghosn's wife says Nissan orchestrated his arrest in 'conspiracy' 'A few people within Nissan decided to get rid of my husband, that that was the easiest way not to do the merger,' Carole Ghosn tells CNBC....
2019-06-05 17:32

Stephen Colbert Has Doubts About the Clinton-Epstein Conspiracy Theory After President Trump promoted a theory that the Clintons had masterminded Jeffrey Epstein’s death, Colbert said, “They couldn’t even mastermind a visit to Wisconsin.”...
2019-08-13 19:00

Probing Larger Conspiracy In NSE Co-Location Scam, CBI Tells Court Elaborating on the scope of the investigation since the registration of the FIR, the CBI told the court that it was trying to ascertain the channel used by Mr Shah to access NSE trade data...
2019-05-22 19:00

The Overstock CEO Resigned Claiming ‘Deep State’ Conspiracy and a Relationship With a Russian Spy. Here’s What to Know The CEO of online home goods seller Overstock resigned Thursday, following comments alleging that the FBI had directed him to pursue an intimate relationship with the convicted Russian agent Maria Butina as an informant. Patrick Byrne, 57, had on Aug...
2019-08-24 03:00

Trump quotes conspiracy theorist claiming Israelis ‘love him like he is the second coming of God’ In morning tweets, the president shared praise from a conservative radio host who has been leading a movement to convince Jews to leave the Democratic Party and support Trump....
2019-08-21 17:32

Linking Litchis To Encephalitis Deaths A "Conspiracy": Rajiv Pratap Rudy BJP's Bihar lawmaker Rajiv Pratap Rudy today said it was unfair to claim that eating litchis was the cause for the outbreak of encephalitis in the state, a disease that has killed over 130 children in......
2019-06-21 15:32

Kawhi Leonard conspiracy theory only heightens Lakers-Clippers intrigue The notion Kawhi Leonard waited deep into free agency to join the Clippers in order to sabotage the Lakers' plans will add fuel to the L.A. rivalry.       ...
2019-07-07 23:00

Operation Avalanche, the only good conspiracy—fake the Moon landing, get promoted [credit: Zapruder Films ] With this weekend's 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, it's worth remembering most conspiracy theories are more-or-less the same: a...
2019-07-21 05:32

Trump retweets conspiracy theory tying the Clintons to Epstein’s death The Justice Department said Jeffrey Epstein, who was being held in a federal corrections facility, died by “apparent suicide,” but Trump retweeted an unsubstantiated claim from conservative actor and comedian Terrence K. Williams....
2019-08-12 02:32

Brother of Manchester concert bombing denies murder, conspiracy charges LONDON — The brother of the suicide bomber who killed almost two dozen people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester appeared in court Thursday to face 22 charges of murder. Hashem Abedi’s lawyer, Zafar Ali, said his client denied the charge...
2019-07-18 17:16

Trump’s newest media-FBI conspiracy theory is so baseless the newspaper behind it retracted it Trump promoted a story about a New York Times reporter "flagging" information about Jared Kushner and Russians. It's clear he was merely asking for confirmation....
2019-06-22 07:01

In Epstein Tweets, Trump Revisits a Favored Conspiracy Genre: Murder “Conspiracy theories are a perfect tool to emotionally connect with voters and supporters,” said Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide to the president....
2019-08-13 04:00

Epstein conspiracy theories are farfetched – but can you blame people? | Jill Filipovic Mishandling of the billionaire’s case has prompted a crisis of public trust. The investigation must continueJeffrey Epstein, the shady businessman accused of running a child sex ring that allegedly catered to some of the world’s richest and most famo...
2019-08-15 06:48

‘Absolute f****** idiots’ - Wiggins hits out at Froome injury conspiracy theorists "Bradley Wiggins has lashed out at conspiracy theorists doubting Chris Froome\u0027s injuries on social media. Subscribe to The Bradley Wiggins Show podcast!"...
2019-09-16 11:32

California prison slayings were part of Aryan Brotherhood conspiracy, prosecutors say A 2016 murder at Salinas Valley State Prison was part of a statewide conspiracy by 16 members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood, prosecutors say.        ...
2019-06-07 07:00

Former federal prosecutors explain where the Epstein investigation goes now and dismiss 'far-fetched' conspiracy theories Reuters Now that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has died of an apparent suicide while in federal custody, questions remain concerning what will happen to the investigation into his charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy. Two fo...
2019-08-12 23:16

Conway defends Trump retweeting a baseless Epstein conspiracy theory, saying he wants 'everything to be investigated' REUTERS/Joshua Roberts White House adviser Kellyanne Conway downplayed President Donald Trump's retweeting of an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory about the death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein posted just hours after he was found dead of...
2019-08-12 23:16

Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theorists peddling sci-fi novel written by AG William Barr’s late dad A little-known science fiction book penned by the late father of US Attorney General William Barr is being sold online at astronomical prices by sellers eager to attract Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theorists. “Space Relations: A Slightly Gothic ...
2019-08-16 20:48

Devin Nunes compares Russia 'conspiracy' to speculation about Loch Ness Monster House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., prefaced Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony on Wednesday by ripping into Democratic speculation surrounding the Russia investigation, calling it a "conspiracy" and comparing i...
2019-07-25 01:48

Trump Retweets Some Bullshit and Twitter Suspends the Conspiracy-Laced Account That Posted It Donald Trump is the president of the United States but he hasn’t let that job get in the way of his actual work—being a Grade A, self-centered Twitter troll. And as such, he has a tendency to retweet some of the most outlandish bullshit because he’s ...
2019-07-31 21:48

‘Get smart people!’: Trump reacts to ISIS support conspiracy arrest in Tucson TUCSON – The Old Pueblo is back in the national spotlight after President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to share his thoughts about the two men who were arrested at Tucson International Airport Friday for allegedly conspiring to support ...
2019-07-31 17:48

Britney Spears, clad in a bikini, shares conspiracy theory about paparazzi pics Spears accused the media of Photoshopping her bikini pictures and perpetuating conspiracies against her.        ...
2019-06-10 20:00

Trump retweets conspiracy theory implying Clintons linked to Epstein death President Trump added to the mounting speculation behind multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide on Saturday when he retweeted a post that implied former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were...
2019-08-11 01:32

Trump Retweets Conspiracy Post Tying Clintons To Jeffrey Epstein's Death President Donald Trump used his Twitter account Saturday to spread an evidence-free conspiracy theory about the death of Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy and politically connected financier who had been......
2019-08-11 05:00

eBay Is Suing Amazon Over Claims It Engaged in Illegal 'Conspiracy' to Poach Sellers Online marketplace eBay is again taking legal action against Amazon, claiming that managers at the e-commerce behemoth directed employees to actively and illegally pursue sellers on eBay’s platform to lure them to Amazon’s own.Read more......
2019-08-03 07:48

Seth Rich Conspiracy Spread by Fox News Linked to Russian Intelligence: Report A stunning report published Tuesday by Yahoo News identifies a Russian intelligence service as the origin of a conspiracy theory connecting the unsolved murder of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich to the leak of thousands of DNC ...
2019-07-10 03:32

Jerry Falwell asks FBI to investigate alleged 'criminal conspiracy' against him by former Liberty U officials Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said he's asked the FBI to investigate a "criminal conspiracy" against him that he alleges has been orchestrated by disgruntled former board members and employees of the evangelical Christian college....
2019-09-11 19:00

QAnon conspiracy nuts are finding clues in Adam Sandler's Murder Mystery Murder Mystery, Adam Sandler’s latest film for Netflix, isn’t too terrible. It’s on the affably goofy (rather than obnoxiously crude) end of the Happy Madison productions spectrum and, as such, is 100% pure, uncut, middle-of-the-road Sandler. Unsurpr...
2019-06-27 21:16

Former South African president Jacob Zuma dismisses corruption hearings as a ‘conspiracy’ Zuma, long accused of rampant corruption, denied allegations that he had allowed wealthy business executives to control government appointments and gain access to state coffers....
2019-07-16 02:00

Trump Quotes Conservative Conspiracy Theorist Who Calls Him the ‘King of Israel’ and ‘The Second Coming of God’ Wayne Allyn Root, a conservative Christian radio host who hasn’t met a conspiracy theory that he hasn’t pushed to his batshit crazy audience of listeners, called Trump the “King of Israel” and the “Second coming of God,” and all Trump heard was “King...
2019-08-22 11:00

David Ortiz shooting suspect indicted on drug conspiracy charges in New Jersey New Jersey man Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, suspected of shooting David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic, was indicted on drug conspiracy charges Thursday.       ...
2019-06-20 23:16

In Cold Case Hammarskjöld, a gonzo journalist spins a wild conspiracy theory What really happened to Dag Hammarskjöld? Was the plane crash that killed the United Nations secretary-general and 15 others on the night of September 18, 1961, just as he was on his way negotiate a cease-fire with Belgian-backed Katangese forces in ...
2019-08-14 22:32

Back At It Again: Conspiracy Theorist-in-Chief Attempts to Connect Epstein Death to Clintons The Leader of the (allegedly) Free World is once again circulating baseless conspiracy theories—this time concerning the suicide death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of operating a global sex-trafficking ring in which underag...
2019-08-11 18:48

Danny Masterson, Church of Scientology sued for conspiracy to cover up sexual assaults "Once her lawsuit is thrown out, I intend to sue her and the others who jumped on the bandwagon for the damage they caused me and my family," Masterson said....
2019-08-16 14:16

Democratic 2020 contenders condemn Trump for spreading Epstein conspiracy theories Democratic presidential contenders Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker slammed U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday for promoting unfounded conspiracy theories about the apparent suicide of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in his New York jail cell....
2019-08-12 00:00

Conspiracy theorist punched by Buzz Aldrin still insists moon landing was fake Bart Sibrel, a filmmaker and conspiracy theorist punched by Buzz Aldrin, has centered his career around disproving the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.        ...
2019-07-20 15:00

Fishy business: StarKist ordered to pay $100m in tuna price-fixing conspiracy Fine stems from broad collusion scheme that included Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken of the Sea, the industry’s top companiesA federal judge in San Francisco has ordered StarKist to pay a $100m fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the...
2019-09-13 00:00

Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorists Biting Dust On the 50th Anniversary of First Lunar Mission Today, July 20 2019, at precisely 4:17:40PM ET, it is exactly fifty years since the Apollo Lunar Module ‘Eagle’ touched down on the Moon and while anniversary events are being held all over the world in honor of this monumental historic achievement ...
2019-07-20 21:32

German city offers €1 million prize to prove conspiracy theory it doesn't exist The so-called Bielefeld conspiracy has become somewhat of a joke in popular culture. Now the city is offering €1 million to anyone can prove there is no Bielefeld....
2019-08-21 16:00

Fox News pundits are using white supremacist language tied to 'The Great Replacement' conspiracy theory INSIDER's Manny Ocbazghi opines that Fox News pundits have been echoing white supremacist talking points during segments on immigration. These talking points are tied to a conspiracy theory called "The Great Replacement." The Great Replacement theory...
2019-08-06 07:48

Why Apollo’s Stars and Stripes US flag 'flaps' in notorious Moon landing conspiracy theory A NAGGING conspiracy theory surrounding the Moon landing and a fluttering American flag has been debunked – destroying claims the momentous mission was faked....
2019-07-19 17:01

Trump retweets conspiracy theory about Bill Clinton after Jeffrey Epstein's death by suicide Trump's own attorney general, William Barr, said Saturday that Epstein died in an apparent suicide. Epstein was found dead in his cell Saturday morning after hanging himself, sources told NBC News....
2019-08-13 11:16

YouTuber Marina Joyce Reported Missing Years After Involvement in Infamous Internet Conspiracy The search is on to locate YouTube personality Marina Joyce after she went missing from London earlier this week. A spokesperson with the Met Police tells E! News that the 22-year-old,......
2019-08-10 06:48

Anti-vaxxers continue spreading wild conspiracy theories amid measles outbreak BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 04: Anti-vaccine activist Del Bigtree speaks with journalists before entering an anti-vaccine symposium on June 4, 2019. (credit: Getty | The Washington Post) Prominent anti-vaccine advocates and conspiracy theorists held anot...
2019-06-07 00:16

John Mayer isn't dating Kourtney Kardashian – and has a conspiracy theory about the rumor John Mayer doesn't know who is telling people that he's dating Kourtney Kardashian, but he has his suspicions it's coming from the Kardashians.        ...
2019-05-21 15:32

Lawyer says suspect in mob boss killing believed online QAnon conspiracy theories and did it for Trump Screenshot via YouTube A lawyer for the New York man who was charged with killing an alleged mob boss reportedly says he did so to help President Donald Trump. The New York Times reported that an attorney for Anthony Comello wrote in new filings tha...
2019-07-22 03:48

Giuliani suggests ‘withholding judgement’ on Epstein conspiracy theories two days after Trump promotes one In a tweet, the president’s personal lawyer said is “best to wait for some key facts like the findings of the autopsy” of the politically connected financier....
2019-08-13 05:16

Anthony Davis gave up a $4 million bonus to help the Lakers and fans on Twitter believe it's part of a grand conspiracy Jeff Chiu/AP Anthony Davis is waiving his $4 million trade kicker, according to ESPN. Davis is also keeping the No. 23 as a gift from teammate LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers will now have $32 million to spend towards free agency and bringing...
2019-06-28 04:32

Booker and Beto blast Trump for retweeting conspiracy theory linking Epstein's death to Clintons Two Democratic presidential primary candidates criticized President Trump on Sunday for retweeting a conspiracy theory that the Clintons had a role in the death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein....
2019-08-11 20:48

Many patients lie to their doctor TUCSON – Healthcare is a hot topic these days. And with a Presidential election just a little over a year away, it’s getting even more attention. But are people being honest when it comes to their own personal health? According to a new s...
2019-08-06 07:48

Left-wing billionaire George Soros accused by Albania's president of 'conspiracy' aimed at destabilizing country The president of Albania on Tuesday denounced municipal elections that took place on Sunday as a “farce”, accusing left-wing billionaire philanthropist George Soros of being involved in a “conspiracy”...
2019-07-02 21:16

Rebecca Zahau's Final Days: A Tragic Accident, Conspiracy Theories and a Family That Insists Her Death Wasn't a Suicide To be clear, there is no official murder investigation into the death of Rebecca Zahau. But not for lack of trying by her family, who eight years later still do not believe that the......
2019-06-01 14:00

Patients likely to have complications with unprofessional surgeons Patients had an 18 percent higher risk of complication during a medical procedure if their surgeon had one to three previous reports of unprofessional behavior....
2019-06-20 00:48

Why must US patients wait for drugs available in other countries? The United States leads the world in drug development, but we’re in danger of falling behind, to the detriment of countless patients. However, new legislative efforts in the Senate could be an important step in helping more of our patients get the tr...
2019-07-31 18:00

Today I have to talk to three of my patients about dying. This is how I do it It’s tempting to put these all-important conversations off but the consequences can be direIt’s 9.15am. The medical team is full of energy and caffeine. We have patients to see, some of whom are on the road to recovery, others who have already been r...
2019-06-06 19:00

The Hospital Treated These Patients. Then It Sued Them. Most hospitals do not frequently take patients to court over medical debt. But since 2015, Carlsbad Medical Center, in New Mexico, has filed lawsuits by the thousands....
2019-09-03 13:32

| DR Congo tests 12 more patients for Ebola Twelve people were ordered to undergo testing for possible Ebola infection in Goma in DR Congo on Saturday, only days after three patients in the densely populated city tested positive for the disease, the country's presidency said....
2019-08-03 23:16

CRT defibrillator may help more heart failure patients For patients with heart abnormalities that can't be fixed with a normal defibrillator, a cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator may help with the problem....
2019-06-19 01:48

AI researchers have a plan to pay patients for data Enlarge (credit: iStock/Getty Images) Robert Chang, a Stanford ophthalmologist, normally stays busy prescribing drops and performing eye surgery. But a few years ago, he decided to jump on a hot new trend in his field: artificial intelligence. Doct...
2019-08-11 15:16

German nurse under investigation for killing patients German prosecutors are investigating a male nurse on five counts of murder. Some of the details closely resemble the case of one of Germany's worst serial killers....
2019-08-31 00:00

Researchers try to make ICU less traumatic for patients, families (Reuters Health) - Intensive care units (ICUs) can be extremely stressful for patients and families. Changes in the way ICUs are run may help mitigate that stress, two new studies suggest....
2019-07-16 20:48

7 patients at new Ohio hospital diagnosed with Legionnaires’ GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s health authority has ordered a newly opened hospital where seven patients have been diagnosed with potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease to immediately flush and disinfect its water lines and take other st...
2019-06-01 17:16

NHS teams up with Amazon to bring Alexa to patients Voice assistant enlisted to aid elderly and blind patients who cannot easily search for adviceThe NHS has teamed up with Amazon to allow elderly people, blind people and other patients who cannot easily search for health advice on the internet to acc...
2019-07-10 09:48

Executive order gives hope to kidney patients The Trump administration’s recent pledge to transform kidney care is cause for hope for late-stage kidney disease patients languishing on transplant lists and in dialysis clinics. However, the administration has not publicized the details of its plan...
2019-08-02 10:00

Poorer U.S. patients less likely to get blood pressure controlled (Reuters Health) - Poorer patients in the U.S. may be less likely to get their blood pressure under control, even when they are participating in a clinical trial where medication and doctor's visits are provided free of charge, a new study finds....
2019-07-31 18:48

4 Your Health: Beta blockers helping A-Fib patients Betas blockers may help people with A-Fib. People prone to stress related heart arrhythmias may benefit from taking beta blockers. A new Yale University study tracked nearly 200 patients who recorded their emotions just before an episode of atrial fi...
2019-06-04 22:32

OB-GYN accused of fathering children with patients says one is now his wife An OBGYN from Mississippi accused of sexual misconduct and sleeping with his patients, two of whom he impregnated, says he did nothing wrong — and that one of the alleged victims is now actually his wife. “If there had been a danger as alleged,...
2019-07-12 12:48

US aims to help more cancer patients try experimental drugs CHICAGO — Sally Atwater’s doctor spent two months on calls, messages and paperwork to get her an experimental drug he thinks can fight the lung cancer that has spread to her brain and spine. Nancy Goodman begged eight companies to let her young son t...
2019-06-04 03:48

Doctor killed 25 patients, officials say. Can they prove it? COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Experts say prosecutors face a legal hurdle as they pursue 25 murder charges against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering but not directly administering fatal painkiller doses for hospital patients. William Husel (HYOO’-suhl...
2019-06-07 00:32

'Congestion' means different things to doctors and patients (Reuters Health) - Patients who say they're "congested" may have a runny nose, but a new study suggests their doctors may think they mean their nose feels blocked and treat them for the wrong symptoms....
2019-06-06 22:32

German Nurse Convicted of Murdering 85 Patients (BERLIN) — A former nurse who liked putting patients into cardiac arrest because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them was convicted Thursday of 85 counts of murder, making him what is believed to be the worst serial killer i...
2019-06-06 14:48

MRI may predict which depression patients respond best to therapy Currently, only 45 percent of people with depression respond positively to cognitive-behavioral therapy, but conducting fMRIs on patients could help identify patients that will respond best....
2019-08-01 22:00

4 Your Health: Karate helping Parkinson’s patients NBC News- As people living with Parkinson’s disease start having tremors, moving more slowly and losing their balance, it can be frustrating and isolating. But some patents are now finding the help they need at an unexpected place, a karate doj...
2019-06-03 19:48

Uninfected patients key to improving Ebola response Research on the logistics of responding to Ebola outbreaks has revealed that an often-overlooked, but critical, factor in resource deployment to treat victims of the disease is how many of the people in treatment centers are Ebola-negative. Individu...
2019-09-18 04:00

Half of H.I.V. Patients Are Women. Most Research Subjects Are Men. Trials of vaccines and treatments have not included enough female participants. Now that scientists are exploring possible cures, the need to enroll women is greater than ever....
2019-05-28 08:32

Few heart patients use cardiac rehab after stenting (Reuters Health) - Just one in three patients enrolls in recommended cardiac rehabilitation after having a blocked heart artery cleared and a stent inserted, a Michigan study suggests....
2019-06-20 01:00

'I've had patients take their own teeth out': dental anxiety and the treatments that can help Almost half of adults in the UK fear the dentist, and some refuse to see one. Thankfully, there are some increasingly effective remedies, but they come at a costAt 18, Finn James went to get a tooth removed, and the anaesthetic failed to mask the pai...
2019-08-19 19:48

Dax Cowart, Who Suffered for Patients’ Rights, Dies at 71 Doctors forced Mr. Cowart to undergo treatment after he was severely burned in an explosion. He spent the rest of his life arguing for patient autonomy....
2019-05-21 15:16

One-third of statin patients still have bad cholesterol levels, study says About one-third of people in taking statins to control low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, known as "bad cholesterol," still have dangerously high levels in their blood....
2019-05-21 19:48

For Vitiligo Patients, New Treatments Offer Hope “We now have a much better understanding of the immunological pathways involved in vitiligo, which is providing insight on how to target and treat the disease better,” an expert says....
2019-06-27 20:48

Advanced MRI may be able to detect dementia in stroke patients A new MRI method may detect clues in stroke patients that can lead to future cognitive problems, as new findings show it predicted three-fourths of dementia cases in patients who had suffered strokes....
2019-09-13 01:00

Report: Hospitals and Patients Are Being Plagued by Robocalls We’re already living in a national robocall nightmare, but at least most of the time, for most of us, dealing with phone spam is not a matter of life and death. As a Monday report in the Washington Post highlights, that’s not always the case.Read mor...
2019-06-18 08:32

More patients diagnosed amid Legionnaires’ outbreak GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio say 10 people have now been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease amid an outbreak at a recently opened hospital near Columbus. Franklin County’s health department said Tuesday that’s ...
2019-06-05 00:32

Canada's BC will be first province to switch patients to biosimilars The Canadian province of British Columbia said on Monday that its public drug plan will switch as many as 20,400 patients from three branded biologic drugs to cheap near-copies called biosimilars, saving an estimated C$96.6 million ($71.9 million)ove...
2019-05-28 03:32

How Alzheimer’s patients cope with emotional turmoil after diagnosis In 2013, “Deadwood” showrunner David Milch was in New York City, toiling on a TV pilot, when he suddenly couldn’t remember where he parked his car. It wasn’t the first sign of trouble: Words, the “NYPD Blue” co-creator noticed, had been coming to him...
2019-05-30 01:48

Patients with food allergies may need mental health support (Reuters Health) - Many patients with life-threatening food allergies may feel anxious or overwhelmed at times, but it's rare for mental health professionals to be involved in their care, suggests a survey of U.S. centers of excellence in allergy tre...
2019-05-30 01:16

Former Veterans Affairs doctor charged in death of three patients Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a former Veterans Affairs pathologist for the deaths of three veterans and for attempting to cover up substance abuse that led to thousands of misdiagnoses....
2019-08-21 04:32

2020 candidate Amy Klobuchar’s plan would help Alzheimer’s patients WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has a new plan to help seniors that includes more support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. It’s an issue that’s personal for the Minnesota senator...
2019-07-12 12:48

Japan court orders gov't to pay families of leprosy patients A Japanese court ordered the government to pay $3.4 million to more than 500 descendants of leprosy patients who were segregated and quarantined in sanitariums for decades....
2019-06-29 01:32

Boxing club helps patients fight parkinson’s (WAVE) A boxing club in Kentucky is helping Parkinson’s disease patients fight for the quality of their lives. “Parkinson’s wants to seize you up. It just wants to crumple you in,” said Holly Cooper, who was diagnosed with the...
2019-06-20 23:48

Doctor sentenced to 7 years in connection to 3 patients’ fatal ODs A New York City doctor was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for illegally peddling more than a million pills — including powerful prescription narcotics that led to the overdose deaths of three patients, authorities said. Dr. Lawrence...
2019-09-11 02:00

Quest Diagnostics says data breach could have hit nearly 12 million patients Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Monday it was notified by a billing collections vendor that an unauthorized user gained access to information on nearly 11.9 million patients, including credit card numbers and bank account information. The company has n...
2019-06-04 12:48

HHS proposal gives doctors access to patients' addiction records The Trump administration has proposed a plan to tackle the opioid epidemic by allowing doctors to enter substance abuse treatment into a patient's medical history....
2019-08-24 12:00

Patients of rude surgeons have more problems after surgery, study says Having surgery — even minor surgery — can be an incredibly stressful experience for any patient. Placing trust in a surgeon is often frightening, even if that surgeon is impeccably trained and highly skilled, but a new study suggests that...
2019-06-21 07:32

Robocalls put hospital patients’ lives in danger: report Imagine this: During a major public health crisis, such as an outbreak – when doctors, administrators and health care field workers need to be in contact – a hospital’s phone system goes down, potentially putting lives at risk. That’s a s...
2019-06-18 22:48

Surgeons restore hand and arm function in paralysed patients A number of patients who were diagnosed with complete paralysis have been given new hope, after pioneering nerve surgery restored movement in their elbows and hands....
2019-07-05 06:16

Nonwhite patients get less pain relief in U.S. emergency rooms Black and Hispanic patients in U.S. emergency rooms are less likely to receive medication to ease acute pain than their white counterparts, a study suggests....
2019-07-02 20:48

German nurse given second life sentence for murder of 85 patients Niels Högel, who used drugs to cause cardiac arrests, confirmed as country’s worst postwar serial killerWhen Niels Högel, a nurse, worked shifts at two clinics in the northern German towns of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst in the early 2000s, the hospital...
2019-06-06 19:00

UCLA says gynecologist accused of sexually abusing patients LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California, Los Angeles says a former gynecologist at the student health clinic has been charged with sexually abusing patients. UCLA says Dr. James Heaps surrendered to law enforcement on Monday to face charges o...
2019-06-11 02:32

Biological marker may indicate PTSD patients at risk for suicide People with both PTSD and suicidal thoughts have high levels of metabotropic glutamatergic receptor 5 compared to those without those thoughts, which may help identify patients at greatest need for treatment....
2019-05-21 19:48

Nurse charged with killing 100 patients apologizes to families BERLIN — A former nurse on trial on allegations he killed 100 patients at two hospitals in northern Germany apologized to his victims’ relatives in a final statement to the court Wednesday, saying he realized how much pain and suffering he had caused...
2019-06-05 20:32

PhRMA: Patents yield real benefits for patients Not only would weaker patent protections limit investment, they'd also cut competition, says the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.       ...
2019-07-19 05:16

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients (Reuters Health) - Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research....
2019-08-16 19:48

‘Michael Jackson drug’ still prompts curiosity from patients It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many still ask if they will get “the Michael J...
2019-06-22 22:33

4 Your Health: Increase of colorectal cancer in younger patients News 4 Tucson’s Angelique Lizarde has the latest health findings. Watch the video below to learn more....
2019-07-23 02:48

3D-printed replica heads are being used to help treat cancer patients Radiotherapists are using 3D printed replica heads of their patients to practice performing cancer treatments and work out any kinks before doing the real thing...
2019-06-09 11:48

How a celebrity shrink allegedly conned himself into patients’ wills One Manhattan psychiatrist, who reportedly has treated Courtney Love and Gwyneth Paltrow at his Murray Hill office, is all about helping — himself, that is. Dr. Isaac Herschkopf used his influence to gain control of one patient’s bank account and hij...
2019-06-09 04:00

Trump abortion ‘gag rule’ leaves poor patients ‘with nowhere to go’ in US Impact will vary greatly from state to state after Planned Parenthood withdraws from federal funding program over abortion referral bans Last year alone, 37,000 low income patients in Utah received subsidized family planning under Title X, the federa...
2019-08-22 11:00

Epilepsy patients may live longer with specialist care People with epilepsy who receive care from specialists may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't, a Canadian study suggests....
2019-08-05 23:00

Medical marijuana patients can face problems in other states Medical marijuana has been legalized in 33 U.S. states, but for the almost 3 million patients who want to travel, other state laws are a confusing patchwork of differing rules....
2019-09-09 09:16

As Patients Struggle With Bills, Hospital Sues Thousands Most hospitals do not frequently take patients to court over medical debt. But since 2015, Carlsbad Medical Center, in New Mexico, has filed lawsuits by the thousands....
2019-09-04 03:00

Japan court orders compensation for kin of leprosy patients TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court has ordered the government to pay 370 million yen ($3.4 million) in damages to the relatives of former leprosy patients over a segregation policy that severed family ties and caused long-lasting prejudice. Kumamoto Distr...
2019-06-28 13:16

| WATCH | Traffic jams cause patients' death in ambulances Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city's hospitals, medics warn....
2019-09-09 23:16

Quest Diagnostics says data breach could have hit 11.9 million patients Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Monday it was notified by a billing collections vendor that an unauthorized user gained access to information on nearly 11.9 million patients, including credit card numbers and bank account information....
2019-06-03 18:48

Listening to music may ease cancer patients' pain (Reuters Health) - Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients' pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan....
2019-06-14 21:48

Hospitals treat patients without admitting them, to avoid penalties (Reuters Health) - Hospitals appear to be treating Medicare patients in emergency departments (EDs) and observation areas to avoid readmissions and the financial penalties associated with them, according to a new U.S. study....
2019-08-23 09:00

‘Chasing the Cure’ lets patients crowdsource a diagnosis Oversharing health woes on social media may finally do us some good. A new show, “Chasing the Cure,” features patients broadcasting their medical mysteries and unsolvable ailments, then “crowdsourcing” medical expertise to find answers — all on live ...
2019-08-06 00:48

Heart patients may benefit more from exercise than healthy people (Reuters Health) - Exercise can do more to lower the risk of premature death for patients with cardiovascular disease than for healthy people, a new study suggests....
2019-09-04 02:00

Quest Diagnostics says nearly 12 million patients may have had data breached About 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patients may have had their financial, medical and other personal information exposed in a data breach, the company said Monday....
2019-06-03 21:48

Meet the AI Robots Helping Take Care of Elderly Patients Robots powered by artificial intelligence have been popping up in hotels, airports and shopping malls. Now, they’re showing up at assisted living homes, too. With names like Stevie, Paro and Pillo, these robots can do everything from keeping th...
2019-08-23 22:32

DNA Data Shared in Ways Patients May Find Surprising Deals between drugmakers and hospital systems to mine the genetic profiles of hospital patients are triggering concerns over the control of valuable genetic data....
2019-08-13 02:16

German nurse who killed at least 85 patients jailed for life A German serial killer nurse was jailed for life on Thursday for the murder of 85 patients in his care, according to a statement from a court in the northwest city of Oldenburg....
2019-06-07 03:32

EEG may help doctors determine if head injury patients will recover Researchers say an EEG can reveal hidden consciousness in unresponsive ICU patients days after a head injury, offering doctors a better way to predict if patients will wake up....
2019-06-28 21:48

Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable neuroimaging device. The system could help doctors diagnose and treat pain in unconscious and noncommunicative...
2019-09-12 08:32

Aspirin may raise death among some breast cancer patients Using aspirin may raise risk of death in some women with breast cancer, a study says. Researchers say the drug may interact during methylation, a chemical shift in DNA activation, to increase the risk of death....
2019-08-13 10:48

Nursing facilities often discharge patients when co-pays kick in (Reuters Health) - Skilled nursing facilities in the U.S. often discharge Medicare patients before daily co-payments kick in, according to a new U.S. study that suggests some patients may be sent home for financial reasons before they're medically re...
2019-05-29 02:32

Blood test may reduce antibiotic use for COPD patients The number of COPD patients who received antibiotics prescriptions fell by 20 percent after taking the finger-prick blood test to measure their C-reactive protein levels....
2019-07-11 18:16

Fewer psychiatrists take Medicaid patients even as the program has expanded (Reuters Health) - Fewer and fewer psychiatrists are accepting Medicaid even as increasing numbers of patients have gained mental health coverage through expansion of the program, a new study suggests....
2019-06-07 21:48

Cancer patients use crowdfunding for medical bills, expenses (Reuters Health) - Even cancer patients who seemingly have health insurance are seeking donations online to help with medical bills, travel, drug costs and sometimes living expenses while they undergo treatment, a U.S. study suggests....
2019-09-13 00:32

Patients at for-profit dialysis centers less likely to get kidney transplants (Reuters Health) - The likelihood that U.S. patients with renal failure will get a kidney transplant is lower for those who get dialysis at for-profit dialysis centers, a new study shows....
2019-09-11 08:48

'Jeopardy!' star James Holzhauer shoots down one of so many conspiracy theories after loss James Holzhauer's run on Jeopardy is over, but viewers of the game show have just started busting out conspiracy theories.        ...
2019-06-04 07:32

Sick hospital workers often expose patients to contagious illness Hospital workers often come to work with contagious respiratory illnesses, against the recommendations of public health regulators, a Canadian study suggests....
2019-08-17 05:16

Will Europe's clampdown on faulty medical devices hurt patients? When a Californian company founded by a U.S. veteran wounded in Afghanistan sought to register a new medical device this year, it turned to Europe before the United States. The European approvals system had long been quicker, the company said, but th...
2019-06-06 15:32

Patients give more '5-star' ratings to hospitals with fewer services (Reuters Health) - Compared to smaller facilities, hospitals that provide complex care for critical illness or serious injury may find it harder to make patients happy, a U.S. study suggests....
2019-06-10 19:32

British Columbia to be first Canadian province to switch patients to biosimilars The Canadian province of British Columbia said on Monday that its public drug plan will switch as many as 20,400 patients from three branded biologic drugs to cheap near-copies called biosimilars, saving an estimated C$96.6 million ($71.9 million)ove...
2019-05-28 16:32

German Nurse Who Killed 85 Patients In His Care Sentenced To Life A German nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history was handed a life sentence Thursday for killing 85 patients in his care....
2019-06-06 15:32

Transgender Patients Could be Stripped of Healthcare Protections by the Trump Administration Over the course of his two-and-half-year tenure, our alleged President Donald Trump has either enacted or enforced policies that make no secret as to where he stands on transgender and LGBTQ issues....
2019-05-24 19:32

New ketamine spray allows patients an affordable alternative to expensive IV treatments (KPRC) Ketamine is a common anesthesia drug that has been found helpful for people suffering from migraines, chronic pain and treatment-resistant depression. The biggest downside is it’s very expensive. Each treatment costs between $350 and $1,...
2019-05-22 11:32

Three hospital patients dead from listeria linked to packaged sandwiches Three people have died and three are seriously ill following an outbreak of listeria infection in hospitals in England, Public Health England has said....
2019-06-07 22:48

Hospital rating systems don't align — so which should patients believe? You probably wouldn't go to a C-rated restaurant. But with conflicting hospital ratings, you could wind up at one with both an "A" and one star.        ...
2019-05-24 21:48

2 Ebola Patients in Congo Treated With New Drugs Have Been Cured, Say Doctors (KINSHASA, Congo) — Doctors in Congo say that two Ebola patients who were treated with new anti-Ebola drugs in Goma in eastern Congo have been declared “cured.” Doctors fighting Ebola quickly used the case on Tuesday to press the me...
2019-08-14 06:16

Mayo Clinic Uses AI to Glean Patients' Overall Health From EKG Heart Test Artificial intelligence could help doctors learn more than the condition of a patient’s heart from an electrocardiogram: Applying AI to the heart test data could indicate overall health status, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered....
2019-08-30 12:00

Nearly half of patients keep information about sexual assault, depression from doctors Nearly half of patients who've survived a sexual assault, faced threats of domestic violence, struggled with depression or thought about committing suicide has not reported these experiences during a doctor's visit....
2019-08-15 02:00

Smoking cessation program for cancer patients shows potential While nearly half of cancer patients keep smoking after diagnosis, the rate of patients at the Abramson Cancer Center who used special tobacco cessation treatments increased from 0 percent to 36 percent in one year....
2019-06-27 20:48

Top hospital urged to drop lawsuits against patients over unpaid bills Activists rally against Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, which has filed more than 2,400 lawsuits against patients and employeesCampaigners are calling on one of Maryland’s largest hospitals to drop more than 2,400 lawsuits against patients for u...
2019-07-22 22:32

Oklahoma hospital used dirty gastroscopes on almost 1,000 patients; no infections reported An unnamed hospital in Oklahoma used contaminated gastroscopes in procedures performed on nearly a thousand patients in recent months, device maker Pentax Medical told U.S. regulators last month, putting the patients at risk of exposure to bacteria t...
2019-08-31 02:00

Exercise may extend the lives of advanced colorectal cancer patients Advanced colorectal cancer patients who performed low-intensity exercise four or more hours a week saw close to a 20 percent reduction in cancer progression or death, according to new research....
2019-08-15 02:00

Brazil Hospital Fire Leaves 11 Dead, Many of Them Elderly Patients (RIO DE JANEIRO) — A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro overnight, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many of them elderly. Four firefighters were hospitalized...
2019-09-13 22:00

Inflammatory bowel disease patients have higher health costs (Reuters Health) - People with inflammatory bowel disease - either Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis - may incur health costs more than three times higher than individuals without these conditions, a U.S. study suggests....
2019-06-08 01:16

Quest Diagnostics Says 11.9 Million Patients Possibly Affected by Breach Quest Diagnostics said the billing collections firm it works with experienced a data breach on its web payment platform that may have affected 11.9 million patients....
2019-06-04 05:32

Study: Obesity may increase psychosocial issues for cancer patients While studies have shown that weight can affect mental well-being, new research links excess weight among cancer patients with worse psychosocial symptoms....
2019-09-06 05:48

A New, Scarless Adam’s Apple Surgery Could Be a Breakthrough for Transgender Patients An Israeli medical center says it has pioneered a new procedure to remove or reduce the size of the Adam’s apple without leaving a scar, a significant development for transgender patients considering such surgery. Dr. Avi Khafif Hefetz, a speci...
2019-06-11 12:16

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2019-08-07 02:00

NHS hospital to trial genetic analysis for blood pressure patients Around 100 people undergoing treatment for hypertension in the UK are to get their DNA analysed in a pioneering trial to see if genetic data can help healthcare ...
2019-05-21 15:48

States taxing medical-use marijuana costing patients, experts say New Jersey lawmakers have succeeded in saving a bill to remove tax for medical pot, with an argument heard nationwide -- no other medicines are taxed by state governments, so why should cannabis be different?...
2019-06-04 14:32

Ex-VA doctor fired for drinking charged in deaths of misdiagnosed patients A doctor who was fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital for being drunk on the job is now charged with killing three patients he misdiagnosed. In one case, Dr. Robert Morris Levy allegedly declared a patient cancer-free after a biopsy, only to have...
2019-08-21 14:00

California Tests Mental Health App That Tracks Everything Patients Do on Their Phones The way we interact with our devices is to an increasing extent an extension of our innermost selves. It’s no wonder startups view the data gleaned from these behaviors as a window into our mental health—and the foundation for their business model.Re...
2019-06-17 23:32

GSK builds oncology pipeline as drug shown to help myeloma patients GlaxoSmithKline said an experimental multiple myeloma treatment has shown a meaningful response in patients that have run out of three previous treatment options, in a boost for the British drugmaker's cancer drug business....
2019-08-23 16:32

Most face transplant patients continue to report better quality of life (Reuters Health) - Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston say most of the face transplant patients they have been following for about five years are continuing to show improvement in quality of life....
2019-05-30 10:32

New head and neck cancer drug could help patients live longer Pembrolizumab with platinum chemotherapy less ‘aggressive’ and extended survival ratesImmunotherapy could help patients with head and neck cancer live longer, new research suggests.The drug pembrolizumab, used in combination with platinum chemotherap...
2019-06-04 02:16

Community pharmacies may improve cardiovascular health for prostate patients After three months of performing moderate and vigorous exercise recommended by pharmacies, men with prostate cancer lost an average of more than 2 pounds and improved their overall well-being....
2019-06-12 19:16

Smartphone app helps patients in small study better manage migraines Migraine sufferers had an average of four fewer headaches a month after using RELAXaHEAD, a smartphone-based relaxation technique, at least twice a week....
2019-06-04 19:32

Stress may drive up death risk in cervical cancer patients Patients with cervical cancer and a stress disorder had a 55 percent higher risk of dying from the disease than those without a disorder, new research suggests....
2019-08-01 17:00

These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize Duodenoscopes have sickened hundreds of patients in hospital outbreaks. Now some experts are demanding the devices be redesigned or taken off the market....
2019-08-06 09:48

When hurricanes halt treatment, lung cancer patients die sooner (Reuters Health) - Lung cancer patients whose radiation treatments are halted by hurricanes or other natural disasters may not live as long as patients who complete treatment without interruptions, a U.S. study suggests....
2019-07-16 23:32

Sepsis patients with inflammation have higher death rates after discharge About one in four sepsis patients who live through their hospitalization will continue to have higher levels of inflammation. This puts them at risk for an assortment of health problems, and even death....
2019-08-08 02:32

Bayer to work with Foundation Medicine on selecting cancer patients Bayer struck a collaboration deal with Roche's Foundation Medicine Inc. to develop test kits for genetic sequencing of tumor cells to identify cancer patients that benefit from Bayer's Vitrakvi drug....
2019-05-29 15:48

A nurse pushed his patients to the brink of death. He just admitted to 55 killings. Former nurse Niels Hoegel, known as "resuscitation Rambo," is accused of murdering dozens of patients — injecting them with drugs to induce cardiac arrest, then trying to revive them....
2019-06-06 05:32

Scientists Have Created a Prosthetic Arm That Lets Patients Feel Touch Again Perhaps one of the profound yet underappreciated aspects of being alive is the ability to reach out with your hand and feel the world around you—whether it’s fresh-cut grass or the face of a loved one. For people who have lost a hand or arm, prosthet...
2019-07-24 22:01

Ohio doctor accused of murdering 25 patients with painkiller overdoses Dr. William Husel was charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients, representing one of the biggest murder cases ever brought against a health care professional in the US....
2019-06-06 01:00

Drug Shortage Leaves Patients Without Immune-Disorder Treatment A shortage of a versatile medicine used to treat immune disorders and other diseases has forced U.S. hospitals and infusion clinics to suspend treatment for many patients....
2019-08-09 18:00

Patients evacuate Brazil hospital during fire, 1 person dead A fire at a Rio de Janeiro hospital has caused one death and forced staff to hastily evacuate patients and temporarily settle some on sheets and mattresses in the street while firefighters battled the blaze...
2019-09-13 05:32

German nurse accused of killing 100 patients faces verdict A verdict is expected in the case of a former nurse charged with 100 counts of murder on allegations he killed patients he intentionally put into cardiac arrest because he liked the feeling of being to resuscitate them...
2019-06-06 09:48

'Blind vagina' condition strikes patients and leaves them unable to have sex A rare condition is wreaking havoc on patients' sex lives. The BMJ recalls an instance of 'blind vagina' which affected a 20-year-old's ability to be penetrated...
2019-09-09 21:00

Patients wearing fat suits 'reveal medical students' prejudices' Researchers have said that getting hospital patients to wear fat suits could reveal the prejudices of medical students against overweight and obese people....
2019-08-06 16:48

German killer nurse sentenced to life for murdering patients Former nurse Niels Högel has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 85 more people while on duty. He is Germany's worst peacetime killer....
2019-06-06 10:16

Most long-term acute care hospital patients die within five years (Reuters Health) - Most elderly patients admitted to long-term acute care hospitals die within 5 years, and spend two-thirds of their remaining life as an inpatient, a U.S. study suggests....
2019-08-27 23:00

James Holzhauer names his favorite (albeit wrong) conspiracy theory about 'Jeopardy!' loss "Oh, I love the conspiracy theories," former "Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer said in a recent interview.        ...
2019-06-05 17:16

First Opioid Trial Takes Aim at J & J Having settled with Purdue Pharma and Teva, Oklahoma will now try to blame Johnson & Johnson for its opioid disaster. Nearly 1,900 lawsuits remain nationwide....
2019-05-26 20:48

Making A Difference: Friends With Flowers Delivers Joy To Hospice Care Patients SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A group in Scott County is hoping to make the experience of hospice care patients and their families a little better. Each week, Friends With Flowers bundle up donated flowers from Kroger, local funeral homes and Gr...
2019-06-13 01:32

Princess Diana Wanted To Help AIDS Patients In Kolkata, Reveals New Book Princess Diana in 1997 had expressed her desire to accommodate a small number of AIDS patients in Kolkata after Mother Teresa talked about it, reveals a new book on LM Singhvi, India's longest-serving......
2019-08-19 00:32

Study: At-home blood pressure monitors work best for black patients The screenings are less expensive and are more likely to detect thickening of the left heart chambers of black patients than those taken at the doctor's office....
2019-09-18 03:32

Cochise County offers program to those helping Dementia, Alzheimer’s patients COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. – Cochise Health and Social Services is offering a program to help caregivers helping patients with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Health officials say Arizona is predicted to have the highest number of Alzheimer’s and Dementia...
2019-09-04 21:48

YouTube Testimonials Lure Patients to Shady Stem Cell Clinics Emotional videos, often paid for by clinics, are attracting desperate patients to unproven stem cell treatments that can be dangerous—or even deadly....
2019-06-14 21:16

Philips upbeat on digital care as patients warm to data sharing Dutch health technology company Philips expects sales at its digital care business to grow this year as patients see the benefits of sharing more medical data with doctors, Chief Executive Frans van Houten told Reuters....
2019-06-13 22:16

Man with machete stabs 3 at Virginia plasma center; nurses, patients hid in bathroom A man with a long knife stabbed three people inside a Virginia plasma donation center as nurses and patients hid inside a bathroom.        ...
2019-07-05 16:48

Hospital school supply drive helps patients at Banner Children’s TUCSON- Banner Children’s Hospital kicked off its hospital school supply drive Monday, with the partnership from Hughes Federal Credit Union. The hospital school program at Diamond Children’s Medical Center helps bring the classroom to pa...
2019-08-20 04:48

Patients Evacuated After AIIMS Fire, Virology Unit, Samples Destroyed A major fire broke out at the teaching block of the AIIMS today, destroying samples and medical reports and forcing evacuation of some patients, though no one was injured, officials said....
2019-08-17 22:48

Philips acquires Boston start-up Medumo to help hospitals communicate with patients Philips has acquired a start-up that texts you about your poop. That's Medumo, a Boston-based company, which works with hospitals to guide their patients through common procedures....
2019-07-17 21:16

German court clears two doctors present as patients committed suicide German doctors are not obliged to try to save a person's life against their will following a suicide attempt, the Federal Court of Justice in Leipzig has ruled, backing regional court decisions in Berlin and Hamburg....
2019-07-04 16:32

Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said....
2019-08-13 19:00

Robocalls wreak havoc at hospitals and put patients' lives in danger: report Imagine this: During a major public health crisis, such as an outbreak — when doctors, administrators and healthcare field workers need to be in contact — a hospital's phone system goes down, potentially putting lives at risk. ...
2019-06-18 19:00

In states with most overdose deaths, poor patients struggle to find treatment Poor people with opioid use disorders may struggle to find doctors to prescribe the anti-addiction drug buprenorphine in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates, a new study suggests....
2019-06-04 00:32

Immunosuppressive drug combo keeps lung transplant patients alive longer Lung transplant patients in a recent study who took a mix of two immunosuppressive drugs, sirolimus and tacrolimus, had a median survival rate of nearly nine years -- two more than the most commonly used combination....
2019-08-29 17:48

Google Algorithm Aims to Identify At-Risk Kidney Injury Patients Google’s artificial-intelligence unit says it has developed an algorithm that can predict who is at high risk of developing a common kidney condition....
2019-07-31 23:16

HIV patients at higher risk for early heart disease, lack of care Antiretroviral therapy used with HIV patients opens them up to heart disease, sudden cardiac failure, heart failure and sudden cardiac deaths compared to people without the virus....
2019-06-05 10:00

German nurse who 'murdered 200 patients' with lethal drugs jailed for life A NURSE has been sentenced for killing 85 of his patients, with police believing the actual number is around 200, in the worst killing spree in Germany's post-war history....
2019-06-06 17:00

Quest Diagnostics announces possible data breach affecting almost 12 million patients Quest Diagnostics said the personal and medical information of nearly 12 million people, including their Social Security numbers, has potentially been breached....
2019-06-04 06:16

German nurse convicted of murdering 85 patients, sentenced to life in prison BERLIN (AP) — German nurse convicted of murdering 85 patients, sentenced to life in prison. The post German nurse convicted of murdering 85 patients, sentenced to life in prison appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-06-06 13:16

FDA flags risks from AbbVie, Gilead, Merck hepatitis C drugs to certain patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it had identified 63 cases of worsening liver function in certain patients taking hepatitis C medicines made by drugmakers Merck & Co Inc, Gilead Sciences and AbbVie Inc....
2019-08-29 02:48

FDNY warns of major data breach possibly affecting more than 10,000 patients The FDNY admitted Friday that an employee’s personal hard drive was ripped off and thousands of EMS patients may have had their information compromised — five months after learning of the theft. The theft affected 10,253 people who were treated or ta...
2019-08-10 01:48

Lab Testing Giant Quest Diagnostics Says Data Breach May Have Hit Nearly 12 Million Patients Clinical lab testing titan Quest Diagnostics acknowledged in a press release on Monday that an “unauthorized user” had gained access to personal information on around 11.9 million customers, including some financial and medical data.Read more......
2019-06-04 12:32

For Many Diabetes Patients, Skin Patches and Phones Are Replacing Finger Pricks Diabetes patients increasingly rely on wearable glucose monitors and insulin pumps to manage a disease affecting some 30 million Americans—which is setting off fierce competition among makers of the devices....
2019-07-31 19:00

Without older subjects, cancer drugs trials rely on atypical patients (Reuters Health) - Patients selected to participate in studies of cancer drugs tend to be younger than most people with the disease in the general population, researchers say....
2019-06-03 22:01

3 Congolese medics arrested in killing of WHO doctor treating Ebola patients Three Congolese medics were arrested Wednesday in the murder of a Cameroonian doctor who was treating Ebola patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prosecutors revealed....
2019-08-08 19:16

Lynparza stalls pancreatic cancer in patients with BRCA mutations: study AstraZeneca and Merck & Co's Lynparza helped patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who carry BRCA gene mutations go longer without their disease worsening than those who received a placebo, according to data from a late-stage clinical trial presen...
2019-06-02 14:16

Transplant centers reject potentially usable kidneys as patients die, study says Roughly 9 percent of people on the kidney waitlist die, and about 84 percent of once rejected kidneys end up being used with somebody -- suggesting some of the deaths could be prevented, according to a new study....
2019-08-30 18:32

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Cognitive Function In Type-2 Diabetes Patients A study that was published in journal Diabetes Care has claimed that following a Mediterranean diet may improve cognition in type-2 diabetes patients....
2019-08-13 16:32

Trump HHS moves to roll back Obamacare protections for transgender patients The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday proposed to remove gender identity from the class of protected persons in federal nondiscrimination protections in healthcare, rolling back Obama-era protections for transgender patients....
2019-05-25 15:32

Cancer patients with student debt are supposed to get a break. The government isn't giving it President Trump signed a bill last year allowing people with cancer to press pause on their federal student loan payments throughout their medical treatment and then for six months afterward....
2019-06-29 19:16

More than 12M people may be affected by latest medical data breach. Why those patients are now vulnerable Having medical data stolen makes the nearly 12 million consumers affected by the breach especially vulnerable targets for identity theft.        ...
2019-06-07 07:00

Lynparza stalls pancreatic cancer in patients with BRCA mutations -study AstraZeneca and Merck & Co's Lynparza helped patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who carry BRCA gene mutations go longer without their disease worsening than those who received a placebo, according to data from a late-stage clinical trial presen...
2019-06-02 17:32

Court says Japan government owes compensation to families of leprosy patients A Japanese court on Friday ordered the government to pay compensation to the families of leprosy patients who suffered discrimination and mistreatment because of government policies that violated their constitutional rights....
2019-06-28 10:00

Weight loss jab ‘sees obese patients shed 9.7lbs in four weeks’ SCIENTISTS hope weight loss jabs will be used in the obesity fight. A study showed the injections helped type-2 diabetics to lose an average of 9.7lbs....
2019-08-08 15:48

UPDATE 2-British Columbia to be first Canadian province to switch patients to biosimilars The Canadian province of British Columbia said on Monday that its public drug plan will switch as many as 20,400 patients from three branded biologic drugs to cheap near-copies called biosimilars, saving an estimated C$96.6 million ($71.9 million)ove...
2019-05-28 03:32

Two Drugmakers Closing In on Opioid Settlements Drugmakers Endo International and Allergan are in talks to avoid going to a landmark trial set to begin in October over the opioid crisis, according to people familiar with the matter....
2019-08-20 11:00

Community offers help to opioid addicts Elk Grove Village, a community of 32,000 outside Chicago has launched a program in which addicted people can ask police officers and other municipal workers for help without fear of arrest, even if they have illegal drugs or paraphernalia. (Sept. 16)...
2019-09-17 03:00

J&J say they will fight Oklahoma opioid ruling An Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the them to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement. (Aug. 26)  &...
2019-08-27 07:48

I went from cop to opioid drug dealer in one month Mark Restivo, 39, had dreamed of being on the NYPD since he was 5 years old. But when he was injured on the job and made to retire after only a few years on the force, an old habit with painkillers spun out of control. In just a month’s time, Restivo...
2019-07-18 02:16

Factbox: The U.S. opioid epidemic in the courts As opioid-related deaths have soared, thousands of lawsuits have been filed seeking damages from drugmakers and distributors. The following is a summary of where and how the opioid litigation is playing out across the United States:...
2019-09-16 23:48

AstraZeneca's Lynparza helps prostate cancer patients live longer: study AstraZeneca said on Wednesday its cancer drug, Lynparza, was successful in helping patients with metastatic prostate cancer and certain genetic mutations live longer without the disease worsening, compared with the standard of care....
2019-08-07 13:16

Amgen drug shrinks lung cancer tumors in half of patients -study An experimental Amgen Inc drug that targets a specific genetic mutation reduced tumor size in around half of advanced lung cancer patients given the highest dose in a small, early-stage trial, the company said on Sunday....
2019-09-08 10:48

UPDATE 1-Lynparza stalls pancreatic cancer in patients with BRCA mutations -study AstraZeneca and Merck & Co's Lynparza helped patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who carry BRCA gene mutations go nearly twice as long without their disease worsening than those who received a placebo, according to data from a late-stage clinica...
2019-06-03 01:32

CORRECTED-Lynparza stalls pancreatic cancer in patients with BRCA mutations -study AstraZeneca and Merck & Co's Lynparza helped patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who carry BRCA gene mutations go longer without their disease worsening than those who received a placebo, according to data from a late-stage clinical trial presen...
2019-06-03 01:32

Blood-testing firm Quest Diagnostics says data breach may have exposed 12M patients The world's largest blood-testing firm said Monday a security breach has compromised the sensitive personal information of nearly 12 million patients....
2019-06-03 20:32

UCLA apologizes to patients of gynecologist James Heaps; he denies sex abuse charges The lawyer for a former gynecologist at UCLA says charges that Dr. James Heaps sexually abused patients are "baseless allegations."        ...
2019-06-11 17:48

Expensive Gilead, Novartis cancer therapies losing patients to experimental treatments Unusually high numbers of U.S. lymphoma patients are choosing experimental treatments over expensive cell therapies sold by Gilead Sciences Inc and Novartis AG , new data shows, helping explain why sales of the two products have not met rosy expecta...
2019-07-31 18:32

Amgen drug shrinks lung cancer tumors in half of patients: study An experimental Amgen Inc drug that targets a specific genetic mutation reduced tumor size in around half of advanced lung cancer patients given the highest dose in a small, early-stage trial, the company said on Sunday....
2019-09-09 15:48

Patients sleep under the stars in long queue for medical visas | Stefanie Glinski Sick and elderly Afghans queue outdoors for several nights for their chance to get into Pakistan for medical careSurrounded by barbed wire and without shelter from rain or dust, outside Pakistan’s embassy, hundreds of sick Afghans pass days and night...
2019-06-12 11:48

Quickly removing fluids from kidney surgery patients may increase death risk Kidney patients have up to a 66 percent higher risk of death three months after surgery when excesss fluid is removed from their body at a rate higher than 1.75 milliliters....
2019-06-08 05:16

Four face charges in deaths of 12 Florida nursing home patients following Hurricane Irma A dozen patients died at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills when the facility's air conditioning power went out amid sweltering heat.        ...
2019-08-26 22:32

German serial killer nurse sentenced to life in prison for murder of 85 patients One of Germany’s most prolific serial killers was handed his second life sentence Thursday after he was found guilty of killing 85 patients he treated while working as a nurse in Oldenburg....
2019-06-06 16:48

Mabu the robot helps congestive heart failure patients monitor symptoms The majority of initial Kaiser Permanente patients using Mabu, a robot for congestive heart failure patients, say it helps them track disease symptoms.Read More...
2019-05-28 00:32

Patients are transforming from passive recipients of healthcare services to active participants in their own health (TGT, CVS, WMT) This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider Inte...
2019-07-19 21:48

Sanders defends ‘Medicare-for-all,’ plans Canada caravan with patients to buy cheaper meds Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday unapologetically defended his government-run “Medicare-for-all” campaign proposal against critics opposed to wiping out private health insurance, while announcing plans to lead a caravan t...
2019-07-18 04:00

Heart attacks, strokes increase when patients can't afford newer cholesterol drugs (Reuters Health) - Patients at high risk for heart disease who cannot afford newer cholesterol-lowering medications are more likely to have heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events within just one year compared to counterparts who were ...
2019-07-24 12:16

Antibiotics prior to immunotherapy lower survival rate for cancer patients, study says Cancer patients who took antibiotics before starting immunotherapy survived, on average, for two months following treatment, according to a new study....
2019-09-14 08:48

Medical data stolen in Quest breach makes patients very vulnerable, experts say Having medical data stolen makes the nearly 12 million consumers affected by the breach especially vulnerable targets for identity theft.        ...
2019-06-06 22:48

Former longtime UCLA gynecologist James Heaps charged with sexually abusing patients A former gynecologist who worked with students at the University of California, Los Angeles has been charged with sexually abusing patients.        ...
2019-06-11 07:16

AstraZeneca's Tagrisso helps lung cancer patients live longer: study AstraZeneca Plc said on Friday a late-stage study showed its top-selling drug, Tagrisso, had significantly helped patients with a type of lung cancer live longer without the disease worsening....
2019-08-09 13:48

German Nurse Accused of Intentionally Killing 100 Patients Apologizes for ‘Terrible Deeds’ (BERLIN) — A former nurse on trial on allegations he killed 100 patients at two hospitals in northern Germany apologized to his victims’ relatives in a final statement to the court Wednesday, saying he realized how much pain and suffering...
2019-06-05 23:16

Obesity-related pain contributes to opioid use (Reuters Health) - Long-term use of prescription opioids for chronic pain is more common among people who are overweight or obese, a new study finds....
2019-06-19 01:00

A peek into opioid users' brains as they try to quit Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal....
2019-07-10 19:48

Companies ask judge in U.S. opioid trial to recuse himself Major drug wholesalers and retailers facing a massive lawsuit for allegedly fostering the nation's opioid crisis asked the judge hearing the case to recuse himself on Saturday....
2019-09-14 23:48

As opioid settlements grow, so do questions about the money OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s legal fight against the opioid industry has racked up settlements and judgments of nearly $1 billion. As the numbers keep rising, so do concerns over how that money will be spent. Experts say the $572 million jud...
2019-08-28 14:16

Reckitt in $1.4bn settlement over US opioid treatment probe Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser said it has agreed to pay up to $1.4bn to settle US investigations into the sale and marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its former pharmaceuticals business Indivior....
2019-07-11 10:00

Finally, More Criminal Charges for Opioid Executives A rare criminal charge has been brought against former executives at a company who helped pushed opioid pain medications across the U.S., helping to fuel the national opioid addiction crisis, according to the Washington Post....
2019-07-19 06:00

Here’s why lawyers suing oil companies are following the opioid cases The cases are founded on the same legal theory — that the companies’ sale of allegedly harmful products is creating a crisis for which they are financially responsible....
2019-09-03 19:48

Treating deadly opioid epidemic is a top concern for UAW In the summer's contract talks, the union is seeking an expansion of employer-funded, union-administered assistance programs aimed at preventing the use of prescription painkillers from turning into harmful, long-term dependence....
2019-07-09 05:00

People who need opioid overdose antidote aren't getting it Nine million more prescriptions for the antidote to opioid overdose could have been prescribed last year if medical providers had followed federal guidelines....
2019-08-07 02:00

Opioid prescriptions for six surgeries down by half, study says More than half of the patients included in a study who had one of six surgeries took no opioids after the procedure, report researchers testing out a new technique to pull back on opioid prescriptions....
2019-05-31 23:00

Landmark US opioid trial begins in Oklahoma Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson has gone to trial in Oklahoma over its contribution to the state's opioid crisis. The case could set a precedent for thousands of other US lawsuits against drug manufacturers....
2019-05-29 07:16

Opioid Reckoning Hits Money Managers Exposure to drug companies with potential liabilities stemming from widespread opioid addiction is damaging investment returns at several money managers as pain from the national drug crisis spreads....
2019-09-13 20:00

Purdue Pharma looking for 'resolution' to 2,000 opioid lawsuits In the wake of a landmark opioid ruling this week, the owners of Purdue Pharma are seriously considering a mega-settlement that would pay between $10 billion and $12 billion and bankrupt the company....
2019-08-28 21:16

Opioid treatment may reduce contact with law enforcement (Reuters Health) - Opioid users who get treatment for their drug dependency are less likely to have police encounters or to be charged with crimes, an Australian study suggests....
2019-07-12 23:00

Drug manufacturer to pay $225 million to end opioid investigations Drug manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc. has agreed to pay $225 million in order to end federal investigations into allegations that it used illegal marketing schemes to push a powerful opioid-based painkiller....
2019-06-06 04:32

Oklahoma Faces Off Against J & J in First Trial of an Opioid Maker With Purdue Pharma and Teva settling the case, the state sought to hold J & J responsible for the broader opioid crisis. The company argued that it operated responsibly and lawfully....
2019-05-29 01:48

Opioid epidemic 'making more organs available for transplant' The opioid epidemic has at least helped solve another medical crisis - the shortage of organs available for transplant, according to new research in the US....
2019-06-06 19:00

J&J vows to defend itself in talc, opioid lawsuits Johnson & Johnson vowed to defend itself against lawsuits alleging the company fueled the opioid crisis and that its namesake talc-based baby powder caused ovarian cancer and mesothelioma....
2019-07-16 17:48

How a beloved HIV doctor became one of New York’s top opioid distributors For HIV-positive New Yorkers, Dr. Joseph Olivieri was a lifeline. “I stood 5-foot-11 and weighed 138 pounds when I started seeing Dr. Olivieri in 2007,” said one patient of the physician, who practiced in Murray Hill. “He turned me on to growth hormo...
2019-08-11 11:16

Miracle medical machine ECMO makes heroic rescues, but leaves patients in limbo ECMO can help patients cheat death — but, in a moral dilemma, the miracle machine can leave patients with no prospect of survival outside the ICU.        ...
2019-06-17 15:16

Katie Couric shares own cancer heartbreak, drums up support for caregivers, patients in new campaign Katie Couric paid tribute to her late husband Jay Monahan on Tuesday on what would have been their 30th wedding anniversary with a series of touching photos from their wedding day that she shared on social media....
2019-06-14 02:00

University of California, Los Angeles says former school gynecologist arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing patients LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of California, Los Angeles says former school gynecologist arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing patients. The post University of California, Los Angeles says former school gynecologist arrested on suspicion of sexua...
2019-06-11 02:32

Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for ordering overdoses of painkillers for patients who died COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for ordering overdoses of painkillers for patients who died. The post Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for ordering overdoses of painkillers for patients who died appeared...
2019-06-05 17:16

Lab-testing giant Quest Diagnostics just announced a data breach that could impact 11.9 million patients Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Clinical laboratory giant Quest Diagnostics said on Monday that there had been a breach of financial information on nearly 11.9 million patients. The breach occurred at one of Quest's billing collections vendors, the...
2019-06-04 06:16

CRISPR Gene Editing Is Being Tested in Human Patients, and the Results Could Revolutionize Health Care It’s only been seven years since scientists first learned how to precisely and reliably splice the human genome using a tool called CRISPR, making it possible to think about snipping out disease-causing mutations and actually cure, once and for...
2019-08-06 21:48

6 cancer patients developed rare blood infection after nurse tampered with opioids: report At least six patients at a cancer facility in New York were sickened with a rare blood infection after a nurse allegedly tampered with injectable opioids, diluting the medication with tap water. ...
2019-08-10 19:16