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The Latest: Companies reach deal to settle opioids lawsuit

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a settlement in opioid lawsuits (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The first federal trial on the opioid crisis has been scrapped as most of the defendants have reached settlements. Judge Dan Polster announced from the bench Monday that the drug distributors ... Reported by SeattlePI

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

New technology - called prime editing - is like a "genetic word processor" able to re-write DNA. Reported by BBC News

Meat Sold At Walmart Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

More than 6,400 pounds of a Walmart brand's frozen meat have been recalled for possible salmonella contamination. Reported by cbs4

Opioid talks with Teva, distributors could resume Tuesday: attorney

Talks to reach a settlement of thousands of lawsuits stemming from the U.S. opioid addiction crisis could resume as soon as Tuesday, an attorney for local governments said on Monday. Reported by Reuters

When Fertility Doctors Betray Trust

A new podcast, 'Sick,' explores dangers in medical spaces that are supposedly safe. Reported by NPR

Avicii's father on goal of Tim Bergling Foundation

Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, or Avicii, revolutionized electronic dance music and collaborated with many of the world's top artists. In April 2018, Bergling died by suicide while on vacation in Oman. He was 28. After his death, his parents started the Tim Bergling Foundation to advocate for the ... Reported by CBS News

'Powerful piece of circumstantial evidence' that virus causes paralyzing illness in kids

Study provides the most robust evidence so far that enteroviruses cause AFM, a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children. Reported by CBC

Deciding to donate a loved one's organs

How doctors and nurses help families reach a difficult decision which could save a stranger's life. Reported by BBC News

Trump urges quicker action to allow imported drugs from Canada

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday called on U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar to speed up the administration's efforts to allow cheaper medicines to be imported from Canada. Reported by Reuters

Study shows more thinking problems in former pro soccer players

(Reuters Health) - A study of more than a thousand former professional soccer players has uncovered significantly more deaths from brain disease than among non-players. Reported by Reuters

How shifting work hours turn families upside down

Work shifts added or subtracted at short notice play havoc with budgets and lives, and disproportionately hurt black and Hispanic women. Reported by Seattle Times

'George Michael' comment NHS doctor struck off

The NHS bowel surgeon told patients to "assume the George Michael position", a tribunal hears. Reported by BBC News

Grape Seed Extract Lowers Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Red wine is chock-full of disease-fighting antioxidants that may be the reason the French have half the incidence of heart disease than Americans. Reported by Newsmax

Hidden Dangers in Bargain Beauty Products

You may luck out and find beauty products on sale at reputable retailers. But beware of prices that seem too good to be true on the internet or from sellers that may not be around tomorrow. Reported by Newsmax

Get the Fruits and Vegetables You Need Without Spending a Fortune

If you want to eat healthier by skipping processed, packaged foods, it is possible to keep costs under control and still get in the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. Reported by Newsmax

Disinfectants May Be Putting Nurses at Risk for COPD

Nurses trying to prevent infection of hospital patients could be putting themselves at risk of developing chronic lung disease, a new study warns. Reported by Newsmax

Pharmaceutical Companies Accused In Opioid Epidemic Reach $235 Million Settlement

Four defendants accused in thousands of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic reached a settlement Monday, averting a high-profile trial that was just hours away from starting. Reported by cbs4

GSK agrees €1bn sale of two vaccines

UK drugmaker offloads assets as it focuses on profitable and new products Reported by FT

Study raises fresh dementia concerns from playing pro soccer

A study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general population but more likely to die from dementia. The results raise fresh concerns about head-related risks from playing ... Reported by SeattlePI

Drug companies reach $260 million opioid settlement with Ohio counties, averting landmark trial

Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, striking a deal with two Ohio counties to avert the first federal trial over the crisis. Reported by Reuters

Drug distributors and Teva reach settlement in Ohio opioid litigation: WSJ

McKesson Corp, Cardinal Health Inc, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reached a settlement with two Ohio counties related to the opioid crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources. Reported by Reuters

Lawyer confirms to AP that a group of drugmakers and distributors has reached a tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawyer confirms to AP that a group of drugmakers and distributors has reached a tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuit. Reported by SeattlePI

Teva, three U.S. drug distributors reach opioid settlement - source

Drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc and the three biggest U.S. drug distributors reached a settlement on Monday to avoid a trial over their role in the opioid addiction crisis, a source said on Monday. Reported by Reuters

GSK to sell two travel vaccines to Danish biotech firm

GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Monday it will sell two travel vaccines to Denmark-based biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic for an upfront payment of 301 million euros ($335.71 million). Reported by Reuters

Cancer research: Scientists seek clues to how disease 'is born'

Cancer researchers from the UK and US are teaming up to search for the very earliest signs of cancer. Reported by BBC News

Opioid settlement talks fail, landmark trial expected Monday

A landmark trial over the U.S. opioid epidemic is on track to begin on Monday after drug companies and local governments failed to agree on a settlement on Friday that had been expected to be valued at around $50 billion. Reported by Reuters

Living with saving a life: How I saved my son from a life-threatening allergy

Last summer, the CBC's Jean Paetkau saved her seven-year-old son from an undiagnosed life-threatening allergy at a local pool. Paetkau describes how emergency training and a career in the newsroom helped her to cope with the crisis. The event changed her relationship with her son, ultimately ... Reported by CBC

Challenge of Louisiana abortion rules survives, for now

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday rejected the state of Louisiana's request that it toss out a lawsuit challenging a broad array of Louisiana abortion regulations. But the ruling from a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals ruling also said abortion rights ... Reported by SeattlePI

Changing the tune on tortured artists and musicians' mental health

The tortured songwriter. What's bad for your heart is good for your art. Depression, anxiety and addiction have long been considered part of the unpredictable lives of working musicians, especially those on the road. But a younger generation is trying to change that tune. Reported by CBC


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