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Opioid-related overdoses cause life expectancy in Canada to stall for first time in 40 years

VANCOUVER — Life expectancy rates in Canada have stopped increasing for the first time in four decades, says a Statistics Canada report that blames opioid-related overdoses for deaths in British Columbia, followed by Alberta. Canadians concerned about young adults dying from overdoses should demand drug-policy changes by “holding politicians’ feet to the fire,” said an… Read More »

DTC tax deductions back on the chopping block—and this time, the ax might just fall

The new Senate is once again sharpening its ax to cut pharma’s DTC advertising tax deduction. But this time, the measure is backed by a powerhouse group of well-known Democrats, including several who’ve said they’re interested in becoming the party’s 2020 presidential nominee. The reintroduced three-page bill would amend the IRS tax code to remove the full… Read More »

Enhanced NMR reveals chemical structures in a fraction of the time

MIT researchers have developed a way to dramatically enhance the sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), a technique used to study the structure and composition of many kinds of molecules, including proteins linked to Alzheimer’s and other diseases. Using this new method, scientists should be able to analyze in mere minutes structures that would… Read More »