New York files charges against Johnson & Johnson on insurance fraud regarding opioid claims

New York state filed civil charges on Thursday accusing Johnson & Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients. J&J and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals affiliate were accused of targeting elderly patients for opioid treatment despite the risks of side effects such as falls, fractures and neuropsychiatric… Read More New York files charges against Johnson & Johnson on insurance fraud regarding opioid claims

Southwest Airlines temporarily grounds 130 Boeing 737-800 over inconsistencies in weight data

Southwest Airlines Co said late Wednesday it temporarily grounded 130 Boeing 737-800 aircraft after it discovered discrepancies in aircraft weight data. The Dallas-based airline said in a statement that “out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily ceased flying the respective aircraft to enter the correct weights of the aircraft in question into the… Read More Southwest Airlines temporarily grounds 130 Boeing 737-800 over inconsistencies in weight data

Hurricane Sally hits U.S. Gulf Coast with flooding, downgrades to tropical storm

Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on Wednesday as it brought what the U.S. National Hurricane Center called “historic and catastrophic” flooding to the Alabama-Florida coast. Sally, which made landfall early on Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm on the… Read More Hurricane Sally hits U.S. Gulf Coast with flooding, downgrades to tropical storm

Two killed as dozens of prisoners break out of jail with guns and ammunition in Uganda

Prisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security forces launched an operation to recapture them, a military spokeswoman said on Thursday. The inmates escaped late on Wednesday from a jail in Karamoja, a remote, semi-arid northeastern region, said the… Read More Two killed as dozens of prisoners break out of jail with guns and ammunition in Uganda