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.

A Week After The Debate, Two New National Polls Assess The Damage

[DIGEST: CBS, CNN] Hillary Clinton received a bump in the polls over Donald Trump one week after the first presidential debate. Two new major national polls show a 4-5 point advantage for Clinton. A CNN/ORC analysis revealed that voters believe Clinton is both prepared and has the right temperament for the presidency. She beats Trump … Continued

USA Today Breaks 34-year Tradition: “Don’t Vote for Trump.”

[DIGEST: USA Today, Los Angeles Times For the first time in 34 years, USA Today broke precedent and weighed in on the presidential race: “This year, one of the candidates––Republican nominee Donald Trump––is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.” The Editorial Board stressed that it has “expressed opinions about the major … Continued

Major Shake Up Roils Trump Campaign

[DIGEST: CNN, New York Times] For the second time in two months––and with less than three months until Election Day–– Donald Trump’s campaign has undergone a major staff shakeup. Trump named Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of conservative website Breitbart News, as his campaign’s chief executive. He also promoted Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser and … Continued

Ledgers Show Trump’s Campaign Manager Received $12mil in Possibly Illegal Payments

[DIGEST: Politico, New York Times] This morning, Paul Manafort, the chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, denied allegations that he’d received $12.7 million in cash payments from Ukraine’s former ruling party between 2007 and 2012. The report, published in the New York Times yesterday, asserts that the money could be part of an illegal, off-the-books system. … Continued

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