Volume V, Issue 34

Aug. 20, 2018
Trump urges Sessions to bring federal suit against opioid makers 
Jordan Fabian and Nathaniel Weixel report for TheHill.com on 08/16/18:
President Trump on Thursday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to bring a federal lawsuit against drug companies that produce opioids. Speaking during a Cabinet meeting, the president also asked his embattled attorney general to look at opioid drugs coming into the country from China and Mexico, saying those countries were "sending their garbage and killing our people."

According to the authors:

Several states have already filed lawsuits, which the Justice Department has backed, against drug companies that manufacture opioid painkillers. But to date, much of the legal action has come against domestic manufacturers and distributors, rather than foreign countries. A separate federal suit would escalate the government's efforts to combat the drugs and risk a tense standoff with major pharmaceutical companies.
Vegan Diet: How Your Body Changes 
Sophie Medlin writes for The Conversation (via CNN.com) on 8.16.18 that research suggests veganism can have health benefits, if well planned. For those who have pursued a diet rich in meat and dairy for most of their lives, 3-red-apples.jpg embarking on a vegan diet can lead to significant changes within the body, she adds.  
Ms. Medlin, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at King's College London , offers excellent advice to vegans and those considering veganism. This is an excellent article for doctors to share with patients considering veganism.  
NYU Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students
On August 16th multiple media outlets announced that NYU is making tuition free for all current and future medical students. The school has raised more than $450 million of its estimated $600 million needed to cover tuition in perpetuity, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

"A population as diverse as ours is best served by doctors from all walks of life, we believe, and aspiring physicians and surgeons should not be prevented from pursuing a career in medicine because of the prospect of overwhelming financial debt," said Dr. Robert Grossman, dean of the NYU School of Medicine.
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