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Insys Therapeutics’ founder and former CEO, John Kapoor, has been sentenced five and half years in prison after he was found guilty of playing a key role in enticing doctors to prescribe Subsys in an opioid kickback scheme. Subsys contains fentanyl, which is to be taken sublingually or under-the-tongue.
The CDC said that the United States has its first case of mysterious coronavirus that was detected in Wuhan, China. The first case of the virus in the US appeared in Washington when a patient arrived from Wuhan on January 15. Four days later, he received medical attention and was confirmed to have the virus.
The players of Green Bay Packers could be dealing with potential flu outbreak, with Josh Jackson being the recent player who has been added to the injury report and is questionable. Seatlle Seahawks were also hit by the flu late in the regular season.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said that firefighters have been battling hard to bring a bushfire under control; however, they fear that the winds could cause the blaze to breach the containment lines. Officials have ordered an emergency warning in the south of Perth.
Nikita Aldridge, a 28-year-old woman from Brisbane, had a high venomous snake bite in her sleep, which she thought was due to her dog’s scratch. Later, after experiencing severe pain and swelling, she was rushed to a hospital. After several IV drips to flush out the venom, she was discharged.
On Sunday, Chinese health officials said the nation has been experiencing a mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak, affecting 59 people so far, of which seven have been seriously ill. No deaths have been reported. The Chinese health commission said the current outbreak is not related to SARS.
A new study has found that a new way of delivering a gene therapy could help prevent and treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.