New York Becomes Latest State to Sue Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Marketing

The State of New York is suing Purdue Pharma, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers, for what it says is the company?s role in driving the opioid crisis. On Tuesday morning, the attorney general?s office announced that it was filing a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company for allegedly misleading the public and doctors about the dangers of its opioid products, particularly OxyContin.

https://gizmodo.com/new-york-becomes-latest-state-to-sue-purdue-pharma-over-1828338201

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Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection – Lack of sleep generates social anxiety that infects those around us, suggests a new study in Nature Communications.

In a study of sleep-deprived versus well-rested individuals, UC Berkeley researchers found that the brains of those lacking sufficient sleep exhibited heightened activity in areas that deal with perceived human threats and a shutdown of areas that encourage social interaction. People shown videos of sleep-deprived individuals felt more alienated, suggesting that antisocial feelings are contagious. This is the first study to show a two-way relationship between sleep loss and becoming socially isolated.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uoc–pst080918.php

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