Drug monitoring program lacking, Missouri turns haven for opioid trafficking

Drug monitoring program lacking, Missouri turns haven for opioid trafficking

Amid opposition from some quarters, Missouri continues to be the only state in the country where a drug monitoring program has not been implemented yet and in its absence, the state has turned into a haven for opioid addiction and trafficking.

Such a program would, say those working in the field, allow medical professionals to be able to tell if people were "shopping" around for painkiller prescriptions.

Acclarent announces $18Million Settlement over False Claims Accusations

Acclarent announces $18Million Settlement over False Claims Accusations

California-based medical device manufacturer Acclarent Incorporated will make a settlement of $18 million against the accusations entailing the company being responsible for submission of false claims by health care providers to Medicare and other federal health care programs, with a sinus spacer product being marketed and distributed as a drug delivery device.

14-year-old Wisconsin Teen with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type-2 enjoys her Last Dance

14-year-old Wisconsin Teen with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type-2 enjoys her Last Dance

A 14-year-old teen from Wisconsin who has been battling a painful disease has decided to end her life. Her last wish was to go to prom and have last dance of her life.

Jerika Bolen is suffering from spinal muscular atrophy type 2, an inherited disease that affects the muscles. She is forced to spend her life on a wheelchair. According to Jerika, her pain varies and currently, it is extreme. Now, the teen has asked to move her from ventilator.

E.coli infection in New Hampshire linked to ground beef, investigation on to find source

E.coli infection in New Hampshire linked to ground beef, investigation on to find source

Outbreak of E.coli infection in New Hampshire that has sickened 12 people has now been linked with ground beef. Officials investigating the matter have said that they are now looking to find the source of the contaminated meat.

Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using CRISPR for first time anywhere in world next month

Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using CRISPR for first time anywhere in world next month

Researchers in China will edit adult human DNA next month with the help of the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas-9 tool, usually called CRISPR, for the first time ever in the world.

They will make an attempt to remove the faulty DNA from the cells of lung cancer patients who didn’t respond to any other conventional treatments.

DNA sequencer used under sea for first time ever as part of NEEMO 21 mission

DNA sequencer used under sea for first time ever as part of NEEMO 21 mission

For the first time ever, a DNA sequencer has been used underneath the sea as part of a 16-day NASA astronaut mission at the Atlantic Ocean’s bottom to get ready for travel to the Red Planet and other deep space ventures.

Astronaut Reid Wiseman, who posted an image of the DNA sequencer in action, said that the team has been conducting tests for the International Space Station (ISS) and future Mars operations.

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