An Appeals Court Gave the Sacklers Legal Immunity. Here’s What the Ruling Means.

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court granted members of the billionaire Sackler family a legal golden key that they had been seeking for nearly four years: The Sacklers will be shielded from all civil opioid claims related to their company, Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin. In exchange, they have agreed to … Read more

Walmart Raises Wages for Pharmacists and Opticians

The News Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, said on Wednesday that it was increasing the wages for its 7,700 pharmacists and opticians, as it expands its health business and seeks to retain the workers in a competitive environment. The retailer said the raise would push the average annual salary of its than more 3,700 … Read more

How to Lower Deaths Among Women? Give Away Cash.

Why It Matters: Poverty is a big killer. In 2019, more than 8 percent of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty, subsisting on less than $2.15 per day, and about half the world on less than $6.85 per day. Poverty has insidious effects on housing stability, education, health and life expectancy. The pandemic drove … Read more

Honoring the Body Donors Who Are a Medical Student’s ‘First Patient’

Similar scenes played out across the country this spring as medical, dental and physical therapy students assembled to offer tributes to whole-body donors and their families. At the ceremonies, students perform music, light candles, read letters and share art. (A heart diagram from Ms. Zhang’s anatomy studies, overlaid with her whimsical drawings of books, tree … Read more