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Family behind Purdue Pharma pushed opioid marketing, Massachusetts says

BOSTON (Reuters) – Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP pushed it to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioids even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Massachusetts’ attorney general alleged on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on… Read More »

Most People Against Genetically Modified Foods Know Less Than They Think

Getty ImagesMihajlo Maricic / EyeEm Let’s get this out of the way up front: The scientific consensus is that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe to eat. That hasn’t stopped people from ginning up controversy around them; it’d been decades now, and we’re still hearing alarmist rhetoric about “Frankenfoods.” But a new study finds that… Read More »