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How Drug Companies Are Using Your DNA To Make New Medicine – The Wall Street Journal

23andMe’s booth at the RootsTech trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah, earlier this year. Photo: george frey/Reuters By Denise Roland Denise Roland The Wall Street Journal Biography @deniseroland denise.roland@wsj.com July 22, 2019 Genetic test-kit company 23andMe Inc. has for years used saliva to tell millions of consumers how closely related they are to Neanderthals… Read More »

Drug companies shipped thousands of pain pill orders it should have halted, documents say

Drug companies shipped billions of painkillers to communities across America without proper oversight between 2006 and 2012, according to newly released data from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), highlighting the pharmaceutical industry’s role in the opioid epidemic as it faces a possible legal reckoning similar to that which befell the tobacco companies in the 1990s. In all, 76… Read More »