FDA Pushes Back Against Opioid Epidemic

The FDA requested Endo Pharmacueticals remove the opioid Opana ER from the market because of its highly addictive qualities, and the serious communicable diseases that are often spread when people inject the drug via needle-sharing. In its statement, the FDA recognized the national opioid epidemic as a basis for its decision and committed to continue a risk versus benefit analysis with respect to opioid approval.

Late Night Comedy Takes On “Bernie or Bust”

[DIGEST: The Daily Beast, Quartz] Late night talk show hosts Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah all weighed in on the “Bernie or Bust” contingent, which staged a walkout during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night. Party unity was chief among their collective concerns, which they voiced on their respective programs following … Continued

Bernie Sanders Live Tweeted During Trump’s RNC Speech

[DIGEST: Huffington Post, New York Times] Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the close of the Republican National Convention Thursday night, and his incendiary politics provided Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders all the ammunition he needed to lambast Trump, who, he asserts, “has made bigotry and divisiveness the cornerstone of his campaign.” Sanders, who … Continued

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