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8000 People Died After Taking Subsys Opioid Spray and the Manufacturer Was Sentenced to 5.5 years in Prison for Bribing Doctors to Overprescribe the Deadly Drug

January 30, 2020 ZeroHedge and AARP 0

Kapoor was sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for encouraging doctors to prescribe his drug “off-label” for ordinary chronic pain, while the drug was approved only for advanced cancer patients. An AARP review of FDA documents found that more than 8,100 people have died since 2012 while taking Subsys.

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How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey

January 29, 2020 New York Times 1

The bill was torpedoed after a vigorous campaign by angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch those pushing the bill. Social media allowed opponents to reach directly into lawmakers’ private lives and some politicians’ family members were contacted by phone.