Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US official on virus: 'Every chance that we could be Italy'

The U.S. surgeon general said Monday that the United States is about where Italy was two weeks ago in the coronavirus struggle, a sign that infections are expected to rise in America as the government steps up testing and ...


Drug maker Sandoz to pay $195 mn to settle US case: govt

Sandoz, a subsidiary of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, has agreed to pay $195 million to avoid trial on charges it conspired to fix prices of generic drugs, US prosecutors announced Monday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The verdict is in: Courtrooms seldom overrule bad science

A new, multiyear study published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest (PSPI), a journal of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), finds that only 40% of the psychological assessment tools used in courts ...


Drug companies near global settlement over opioid crisis

Three leading American drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled a bellwether civil lawsuit with two Ohio counties Monday, opening the door for a broader national settlement ...

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