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Saudi Arabia tortured a doctor with American citizenship arrested as part of the country’s corruption crackdown in 2017, his family charged. (New York Times)
An outbreak of viral parotitis aboard the USS Fort McHenry has kept the vessel and its 703 crew members at sea more than two months — and Navy regulations on shipboard diseases may keep it out of port for another month or more. (CNN)
Star-studded lineup of genetics researchers calls for worldwide “moratorium on heritable genome editing,” a.k.a. CRISPR babies. (Nature)
Rumor no more: Purdue Pharma’s CEO tells the Washington Post the firm is definitely considering bankruptcy to avoid liability in the mounting lawsuits over its marketing of OxyContin.
More radiation is the answer to graft failure after haploidentical bone marrow transplantation with post-transplantation cyclophosphamide, researchers suggest in The Lancet.
The sartan recalls are a “stress test” for whether the FDA is able to respond to problems in the drug supply chain, according to a Perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A man who overdosed on heroin was revived after being found in a Walgreens parking lot and getting Narcan brought directly from the pharmacy. (WTVR)
Jury verdict: Johnson & Johnson must pay $29 million to a woman who said that the company’s asbestos-laced talcum powder caused her mesothelioma. (Reuters)
Numerous complaints were lodged against a Canadian trauma surgeon over her advocacy for tighter gun laws, but she won’t face sanctions. (Global News)
A crooked smile turned out to be a sign of a brain tumor for a boy in the U.K. (Fox News)
Paul Hébert, MD, and George Heckman, MD, want you to pledge to end the fear of end-of-life care. (KevinMD)
Walmart and Lowe’s are among the big companies developing new paradigms for employer-paid healthcare. (Harvard Business Review)
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