Syndicated Columnists

Syndicated Columnists

Death-penalty drugmaker should not be anonymous

A U.S. appeals court is considering a lawsuit filed by death-row inmates in Mississippi who subpoenaed the Missouri Department of Corrections to find out who provides the drugs in the state’s execution cocktail. The supplying pharmacy, claiming a First Amendment free-speech right, says it should be allowed to remain anonymous.

Syndicated Columnists

Congress likes to shame CEOs, but refuses to curb abuses

Shaming corporate CEOs before congressional committees tends to reassure the public that Congress is taking action. But Congress is doing nothing to prevent the wrongdoing from recurring. Republicans may rage at the CEOs who appear before them, but they haven’t given the Justice Department enough funding to pursue criminal charges against corporations and executives who violate the law. They haven’t even appropriated enough money for regulatory agencies to police the market.

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Alzheimer’s drug offers a bit of hope, but it’s no cure

In the most recent clinical trial of Biogen’s experimental drug aducanumab, 165 participants were given varying doses of the drug or a placebo. Brain scans revealed that those taking the drug had a marked reduction in amyloid plaque — a deposit associated with Alzheimer’s disease. There’s little evidence the drug can reverse dementia, but there’s reason to believe something like it might ward off Alzheimer’s disease in healthy people.

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How one store owner won the N.C. lottery 36 times

An Observer investigation uncovered dozens of N.C. lottery retailers or employees — the gatekeepers to potential fortunes — who beat improbable odds time and again to collect significant prizes at their own stores. Here's how unlikely that can be.
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