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Senators grill Boeing CEO over crashes

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/30/19, 11:28 am

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s apologies for failures that led to two devastating plane crashes did not sway lawmakers or families of victims at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill. People who lost loved ones in the crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes owned by Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines sat behind Muilenberg at the hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and held up photos of their dead relatives as he testified. The planes went down in October 2018 and March of this year, killing nearly 350 people.

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Opioid makers avoid trial with last-minute deal

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/22/19, 09:34 am

A middle-of-the-night, $260 million settlement on Monday averted the first federal opioid trial, which was set to start hours later. Drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson will pay two Ohio counties a combined $215 million, according to Cuyahoga County’s attorney, with an additional $20 million in cash and $25 million worth of opioid treatment Suboxone coming from Israeli drugmaker Teva. None of the companies had to admit wrongdoing under the deal.

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Juul stops selling fruit and dessert flavors

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/18/19, 10:41 am

Juul Labs has taken another step to try to repair the public’s lack of trust in the vaping industry. The company announced Thursday it would voluntarily pull mango, crème, fruit, and cucumber flavor vaping pods from stores in response to criticism that it has hooked teenagers on electronic cigarettes.

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