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Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

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(Reuters) – Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg, 20mg and 15mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Read More

Five U.S. states sue Purdue Pharma over marketing, selling of opioids

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FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg, 20mg and 15mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo (Reuters) – Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, including OxyContin, Read More

Mozambique needs $3.2 billion for post-cyclone reconstruction: local media

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FILE PHOTO: Buildings damaged during Cyclone Kenneth are seen from the air in a village north of Pemba, Mozambique, May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings MAPUTO (Reuters) – Mozambique will need about $3.2 billion in aid to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by two recent cyclones, government officials were quoted by local media as saying. The southern African Read More

Dropsafe partners with Pacific Automation to tackle Australian dropped object risks

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5/13/2019 LONDON — Dropsafe, the global provider of Dropped Object prevention technology, has announced a new exclusive distributor partnership with Pacific Automation, the Australia-based distributor of industrial equipment to the oil and gas (O&G) industry. The partnership will bolster Dropsafe’s regional presence as the market seeks to tackle the prominent safety, reputational and financial risks Read More

Houston Ship Channel still not safe for passage to GOM after oil spill

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By Stephen Cunningham on 5/12/2019 Port of Houston. Photo: KWTX. WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Coast Guard said on Saturday it’s too early to estimate when the Houston Ship Channel can reopen after a collision that spilled about 9,000 bbl of a gasoline ingredient into the water. Friday’s collision involved the tanker Genesis River and Read More

Instagram blocks vaccine hoax hashtags

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Instagram says it will block hashtags being used to spread “verifiably false” information about vaccinations. The social network already blocks hashtags that are themselves false claims, such as #vaccinescauseautism. It says it will now block more general hashtags that are being used to spread lies by so-called anti-vaxxers. However, several anti-vaccine topics and accounts spreading Read More

Yolo: Viral Snapchat app raises abuse concerns

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Yolo – an app that lets anonymous questions be posed to Snapchat users – has become the most-downloaded iPhone app in the UK and US just a week after its release. It is highly unusual for an app to top Apple’s chart so soon after its launch without a major marketing campaign. However, the viral Read More

RRC commissioners assess greater than $300,000 in penalties during May proceedings

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5/9/2019 AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $302,152 in fines involving 152 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ conference this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety. One operators was assessed $52,000 after failing to appear at Commission Read More

New Zealand minister calls ‘ridiculous’ anti-vaxx parents ‘pro-plague’

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New Zealand’s education minister said parents who chose to not vaccinate their children are “pro-plague,” amid his frustration over refusals to immunize kids. Education Minister Chris Hipkins made the comments while criticizing one New Zealand Health board’s suggestion that unvaccinated children stay home from school for two weeks over confirmed local measles cases. Hipkins said Read More