Big Pharma Blames Drug Users for San Francisco Opioid Woes

Courthouse News Service | 08-27
Big Pharma Blames Drug Users for San Francisco Opioid Woes

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — In a case that will determine if cities across the nation can sue drugmakers, distributors and pharmacies on civil conspiracy claims related to the opioid crisis, a lawyer told a federal judge Thursday that drug users, not licensed sellers, are the ones to blame for San Francisco’s opioid problems.



U.S. urges vaccinated Americans to wear masks indoors in many places

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, U.S. health authorities said on Tuesday. In a toughening of guidance issued earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's Wu-Tang Clan album sold to confidential buyer

The sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” owned by Martin Shkreli until he forfeited it following his securities fraud conviction, has been sold.


Masks and vaccine mandate show CDC and Biden taking emergency action amid Covid-19 surge

(CNN) — The steps President Joe Biden's administration is adopting this week to re-recommend masks and require vaccines for federal workers amount to emergency actions designed to contain a new surge of Covid-19 that has quickly become the top issue confronting the White House. The moves reflect a dramatic shift...


Georgia man pleads guilty to four murders in spa shootings, still faces Atlanta charges

ATLANTA, July 27 (Reuters) - A Georgia man who claimed to be addicted to sex pleaded guilty on Tuesday to murdering four people as part of a shooting spree at Atlanta-area spas that highlighted the fear and intimidation felt by Asian Americans in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Robert Aaron...


'I have to focus on my mental health,' says Simone Biles after withdrawing from gold medal event

Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo (CNN) — Simone Biles withdrew from the women's team gymnastics final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday, citing mental heath concerns as she attempts to protect "her body and mind." After the final -- won by the the Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) -- Biles broke...

U.S.|ABC News|12h

Final Surfside building collapse victim is identified

The remains of the last victim of the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse have been identified, a relative confirmed to ABC News Monday.

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'Severe' Covid-19 cases surge in Tokyo during Olympics

TOKYO — Serious Covid-19 cases are surging in Tokyo while the Olympics are going on, the city's governor said Tuesday as the Japanese capital recorded a record number of new infections. The rising number of "severe" cases is forcing local hospitals to add new beds to treat new patients, governor...

U.S.|The Associated Press|15h

First person tried under Hong Kong security law found guilty

HONG KONG (AP) — The first person to be tried under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law was found guilty of secessionism and terrorism on Tuesday in a ruling closely watched for indications of how the law will be applied as China tightens its grip on the city long known for its freedoms.


South, North Korea reopen hotlines as leaders seek to rebuild ties

SEOUL, July 27 (Reuters) - South and North Korea have restored hotlines that Pyongyang severed a year ago when ties deteriorated sharply, and the two countries' leaders are renewing efforts to rebuild relations, Seoul's presidential office said on Tuesday. The decision on the hotlines was made by South Korean President...

U.S.|Fox News|1h

Los Angeles to require city employees prove vaccination status or submit weekly tests

Los Angeles city workers are now required to submit their proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or submit a weekly negative test, city officials said Tuesday. The new policy is part of a broader plan by Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Nury Martinez to "aggressively" pursue a vaccine mandate for all city workers once vaccines have received full approval by the Food and Drug Administration.