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Court upholds 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's conviction

Jul. 18, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as "Pharma Bro," on Thursday, along with a $7.3 million forfeiture of assets. A judge sentenced Shkreli to seven years in prison last year for his conviction on charges he...

The Latest: Shkreli lawyer disappointed by upheld conviction

Jul. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court upholding the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli (all times local): ___ 12:10 p.m. Martin Shkreli's lawyer has expressed disappointment after a federal appeals court upheld the securities fraud conviction against...

Julia Bueno writes about miscarriage in 'Brink of Being'

Jul. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

Miscarriage was historically an overlooked experience, but a new book hopes to bring it to the forefront of our cultural discussions. Written by British psychotherapist Julia Bueno, whose specialty is pregnancy loss, comes "The Brink of Being: Talking about Miscarriage." Discussions about miscarriage have evolved...

Rural Ohio county shows the impact of opioid influx

Jul. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural county deep in Appalachia. The newly released federal data is shocking even to people who live here in Jackson County, where nearly everyone...

Congo soldiers, police to enforce Ebola emergency measures

Jul. 18, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Authorities say Congolese soldiers and police will enforce hand-washing and fever checks now that the deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared an international health emergency. The coordinator of the outbreak response at Congo's health ministry said Thursday that soldiers and police will...

Fertility doc told to provide DNA sample for paternity test

Jul. 18, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A judge says a Vermont fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to impregnate a patient must turn over a sample of his DNA for paternity testing. A Florida couple sued retired Dr. John Coates in U.S. District Court last year with a claim that Coates is the father of their...

Authorities: Pharmaceutical distributor indicted for opioids

Jul. 18, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities say a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor and others have been charged in Ohio with conspiring to distribute millions of painkiller pills. A Justice Department release says the pharmaceutical distributor, two of its former officials and two pharmacists were indicted...

UnitedHealth hikes profit forecast after big 2Q

Jul. 18, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

UnitedHealth raised profit expectations for the year after second-quarter earnings climbed almost 13%, and the nation's largest health insurer continued expanding beyond its core business and into care delivery. A nearly 12% jump in revenue from the company's pharmacy benefit management operation helped...

Notre Dame's melted lead prompts deep clean for schools

Jul. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The city of Paris has ordered a deep cleaning for schools nearest to Notre Dame, whose lead roof melted away in the cathedral's devastating fire in April. The announcement Thursday comes after a French investigative site reported that lead levels at many schools were far higher than considered...

Louvre in Paris removes Sackler name after opioid protests

Jul. 18, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the family that is blamed for the deadly opioid crisis in the United States. At the Louvre's Oriental Antiquities gallery, an Associated Press photographer...