Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Purdue Pharma Settles Thousands of Opioids Cases Advertisement Supported by BREAKING The company and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first comprehensive settlement in thousands of cases nationwide. ByJan Hoffman Sept. 11, 2019 Updated 2:59 p.m. ET Purdue Pharma and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first comprehensive settlement with lawyers representing thousands of municipal governments, tribes and states nationwide that are suing the pharmaceutical industry for the devastation resulting from the opioid epidemic. The company is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy imminently. The settlement, which was described by two people involved in the negotiations, involves the dissolution of Purdue Pharma as it now exists, the … [Read more...] about Purdue Pharma Settles Thousands of Opioids Cases
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David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 11:10 AM EDT Sep 9, 2019 A group of Michigan State University board members — including one elected based on a reform campaign — used months of behind-the-scenes emails, texts and phone calls to first stall a true independent investigation of the university's handling of the Larry Nassar scandal. Then they killed it. The death came behind closed doors last week even as the federal government was issuing a scathing report of MSU's actions that both levied a record-breaking fine and still left dozens of questions unanswered. The decision was a complete betrayal of Nassar survivors, a trio of survivors who had been working with the board said Monday. "We are deeply disappointed and disgusted once again with the recent conduct of Trustees Diane Byrum, Brianna Scott, Melanie Foster and Joel Ferguson regarding their decision to block the pursuit of an independent investigation into Larry Nassar’s sexual misconduct," said a … [Read more...] about Nassar survivors: MSU board abandons search for truth
A lawsuit by Monsanto against the state's restrictions on the use of dicamba raised valid points and should be reconsidered, the Arkansas Supreme Court said Thursday. The court, in a 6-1 ruling, said the state Plant Board "must address the merits of Monsanto's claims" that the board violated state law and had other legal conflicts in 2016 and 2017 in deciding how to limit farmers' use of dicamba herbicides manufactured or marketed by Monsanto and other companies. In 2016, faced with some three dozen complaints that dicamba had moved off target and damaged crops not tolerant of the herbicide, the Plant Board voted to not allow Monsanto's dicamba, called XtendiMax, into Arkansas for the 2017 crop season. The board at the time cited an unwritten requirement of at least two years' worth of study by weed scientists with the University of Arkansas Agriculture Division before such herbicides and other products can be registered in the state. (Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, had allowed the UA … [Read more...] about Monsanto’s case revived by court
MANILA - Former Science Secretary William Padolina has failed to convince the Sandiganbayan 6th Division to suspend proceedings in his graft cases involving allegedly anomalous P15.78 million in car loans in 2008. In a resolution promulgated March 28, the anti-graft court junked Padolina's motion to suspend proceedings for lack of merit. The court said only a temporary restraining order (TRO) can halt the proceedings, which is currently on the pre-trial stage. “Clearly, without any TRO or writ of preliminary injunction ordering this court to suspend from proceeding, the mere filing or pendency of the special civil actions for certiorari, mandamus and prohibition cannot interrupt the proceedings in this case,” the court said. The resolution was penned by Division Chairperson Sarah Jane Fernandez, with the concurrence of Associate Justices Karl Miranda and Kevin Narce Vivero. Padolina is among co-accused of former Agriculture secretary and incumbent Bohol 3rd … [Read more...] about Sandiganbayan to proceed with graft trial vs ex-DOST chief over P15.78M car loans
Nykora aims for the bucket … and misses. The man’s bright red nose lights up, and a buzzer sounds. Nyakora jumps, and his friends laugh. Luckily for Nyakora — and the patient, Operation’s “Cavity Sam” — the surgery is only a game, part of a stress-management workshop for freshmen and sophomores in a program for underrepresented students here at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The idea, said Ann Swartz-Beckius, interim director of student achievement, is to teach students how to remain calm under pressure, “to tune out the noise in their heads.” The program’s larger goal is much more ambitious: eliminating the nearly 30 percentage point graduation gap, on average, between white students and black and Latino students at this campus of 13,000 undergraduates, 85 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate … [Read more...] about Minnesota’s persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?