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Record $8 billion payout won’t turn back the clock on US opioid crisis

By Clare Wilson Lawyers walk by protesters against Purdue Pharma in August 2019Charles Krupa/AP/Shutterstock A long-running lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company accused of fuelling the US opioid addiction crisis was settled this week when Purdue Pharma agreed to pay out $ 8.3 billion, the largest ever such settlement. The firm admitted to violating anti-kickback laws,… Read More »

Biological clock is key to reducing heart damage from radiation therapy

Treatment for breast cancer commonly includes radiation therapy, which offers good chances of success but comes with a serious long-term side effect: toxicity due to radiation that reaches the heart, causing DNA damage in healthy heart cells. Over time, this can lead to heart disease and eventually heart failure. A new study conducted by researchers… Read More »

Can the circadian clock in cancer cells help defeat a deadly brain cancer?

USC scientists and colleagues have discovered a novel potential target for treating glioblastoma, the deadly cancer that took the life of Sen. John McCain and kills 15,000 Americans a year. By Leigh Hopper cientists at USC and UC San Diego have discovered a potential novel target for treating glioblastoma, the deadly brain cancer that took… Read More »