Sublingual Opioid Sufentanil Gets FDA Committee Vote, Faces Public Scrutiny

Major news outlets quick to lambast the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel support for sufentanil sublingual tablet (Dsuvia) as a pain management therapy seemed to have lost crucial details when writing their headlines. This week, the FDA Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee voted 10-3 in favor of recommendation for the marketing…

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In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless

For months, technology companies in San Francisco have fought a local ballot proposition that would impose taxes on corporations to fund initiatives to help the homeless. But last week, that unified front crumbled when Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce, the online software company that is the city’s largest private employer, broke from the pack.…

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Nebraska wants tourists to know the state is ‘flat, boring’ and ‘not for everyone’

The U.S. state of Nebraska has a new pitch to tourists: “Honestly, it’s not for everyone.” The Nebraska Tourism Commission has launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign that pokes fun at the state that’s “famous for our flat, boring landscape.” “We’re just simply not on people’s shopping list for a vacation,” John Ricks, executive director of the…

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Cruise line served man equivalent of 30 drinks before he went overboard, suit says

A federal judge has found “ample evidence” exists to allow a jury to decide whether Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. should bear responsibility for the overboard death of a 22-year-old passenger during a cruise from Port Everglades just before Christmas 2016. Todd and Lisa Skokan filed suit against Royal Caribbean in U.S. District Court in Miami…

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