Sackler family used Swiss banks to hide transfers: Filings

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York’s attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. Interested in Opioid Epidemic? New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue…

Opioid makers facing US lawsuits eye new market in India

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Interested in India? In the crowded waiting room of Dr. Sunil Sagar’s clinic, in the working-class neighborhood of Bhagwanpur Khera, a toddler breathes from a nebulizer. Fever is widespread, and the air quality in Delhi has reached “severe-plus emergency.” The patients sit, motionless,…

Tennessee lawmakers mull passing strict abortion ban

Tennessee lawmakers said Monday they are considering whether to seek one of the nation’s strictest abortion bans even as such laws continue to be struck down in court. At issue is a proposal to prohibit abortion once a pregnancy is detected. While a similar bill stalled in the Republican-controlled Statehouse…

Utah won’t get enhanced funding for partial Medicaid boost

President Donald Trump’s administration has rejected Utah’s planned request for enhanced federal funding for partial expansion of its Medicaid program, state officials said Saturday. A statement released Saturday by Gov. Gary Herbert, Senate President Stuart Adams and House Speaker Brad Wilson, all Republicans, said the White House told Utah officials…

Broken heart syndrome possibly linked to cancer, study says

One in six people with broken heart syndrome had cancer, according to an international study across nine countries, including the U.S. The findings were published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Broken heart syndrome, otherwise known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome, is a real phenomenon….