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Fast Company walks through the implications of Purdue Pharma’s possible bankruptcy.
A British woman says vaping gave her a “horrible” burning rash that landed her in hospital. (Fox News)
After allegedly violating a measles quarantine to go to the gym, a Wisconsin man faces criminal charges for “exposing the public to a communicable disease.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
In other infectious disease news, tuberculosis was confirmed in a Georgia high-schooler, the state’s third case in 2 weeks. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
President Trump issued an executive order outlining a roadmap for reducing suicides among veterans.
Arizona joins the list of states looking to weaken vaccination laws. (NPR)
Topline phase III data support Vertex’s VX-445 for cystic fibrosis and Alnylam’s givosiran for acute intermittent porphyria, the drugmakers announced.
First Lady Melania Trump says the media don’t devote enough attention to the opioid epidemic, spending too much time reporting “idle gossip” and “trivial stories” instead. (The Hill)
Following “salacious” court testimony about an Insys sales executive said to have worked as an escort with topless photos posted on the internet, the executive’s lawyer asked for a mistrial. (FiercePharma)
The FDA warns that certain lots of Claire’s makeup products contain asbestos and that the company refused a voluntary recall.
Twitter reacts to the resignation of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, and Silicon Valley says he’ll be missed. (STAT News, CNBC)
First the Berlin patient and now the London patient; what comes next for this “cure” for HIV? (New York Times)
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