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FDA reports first drug shortage due to novel coronavirus outbreak

skhoward/iStock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it’s been alerted to the first manufacturing shortage of an unnamed drug, due to a viral coronavirus outbreak that began in China and has now reached American soil. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said the agency has been “closely monitoring” the medical product supply chain “with the expectation” that the outbreak …

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Robbie Robertson reflects on The Band highlights as ‘Once Were Brothers’ doc gets wide theatrical release

Photo: © Elliott Landy 1969/Magnolia PicturesAfter opening in select theaters last Friday, the new documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band gets a wide release today. The film is based on Robbie Robertson‘s 2016 memoir Testimony, and focuses heavily on new interviews with The Band‘s founding guitarist and main songwriter, who shares recollections about memorable events and incidents …

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Jon Bon Jovi says Prince Harry may help him record his charity single: “I might hand him a tambourine”

Credit: David BergmanTomorrow in London, Bon Jovi‘s 2019 single “Unbroken” is about to get a new spin, thanks to Prince Harry. On Friday, Jon Bon Jovi will go to London’s legendary Abbey Road studios to record a new version of “Unbroken” — originally written about veterans with PTSD — as a fundraiser for this year’s Invictus Games, a sports competition …

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Alanis Morissette confronts her issues in “Reasons I Drink” video

ABC/Lou RoccoAlanis Morissette has released the music video for her single, “Reasons I Drink,” off her upcoming album, Such Pretty Forks in the Road. In the clip, Alanis attends an AA meeting with different versions of herself including a tired mom, a glamorous superstar, and an “Ironic”-era red knit cap-wearing Alanis. Such Pretty Forks will be released on May 1. …

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The opioid crisis may be far worse than thought, making the epidemic harder to fight

artisteer/iStockBY: Dr. Yalda Safai (NEW YORK) — There may be a gross underreporting of opioid-related death rates, leading to misrepresentation about the extent of the epidemic, according to a new study. A substantial share of the documentation on fatal drug overdoses may be missing information on the specific drug that caused the overdose.  The study, published in the journal “Addiction,” …

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Billy Idol helps launch New York City anti-idling environmental campaign

Courtesy of NYC Environmental ProtectionBilly Idol has a message for people who drive vehicles in New York City: “Don’t idle!” The veteran rocker is taking part in a new environmental campaign spearheaded by the Big Apple’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, encouraging people to not leave their vehicles idling. Idol joined de Blasio at City Hall Thursday to announce the launch …

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Sheryl Crow cleaned out her closet — and she wants you to buy her stuff

ABC/Randy HolmesIf you’re planning to be in Nashville next month and your wardrobe could use some freshening up, Sheryl Crow‘s got your back. In a video posted on her socials, the singer is seen standing among numerous racks of clothing, all of which she plans to sell at Nashville’s 21st Century Bookstore on March 6th and 7th. In addition to …

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Depeche Mode announces home release for ‘Spirits in the Forest’ concert film

Trafalgar Releasing/Sony Music Entertainment/BBH Entertainment Depeche Mode‘s Spirits in the Forest concert film and documentary will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 27. Spirits in the Forest, which was shown in theaters for one night only last fall, was filmed during Depeche Mode’s 2018 shows in Berlin, Germany, the final dates on the synth-pop trio’s global tour in …

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Deep Purple to release 21st studio album, ‘Whoosh!,’ in June

earMUSICIn a message posted online in December, Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan revealed that the band had recorded a new album, and now full details about the project have been unveiled on a newly launched website. The album, a follow-up to 2017’s InFinite, is titled Whoosh! and will be released on June 12. As with InFinite and 2013’s NOW What?!, …

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Bette Midler to appear at GLAAD Media Awards for first time ever

ABC/Randy HolmesBette Midler is set to make her first-ever appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards next month. The singer, actress and LGBTQ icon will be a presenter at the New York ceremony on March 19, introducing her The Politician co-star Ben Platt’s performance. As previously announced, Midler’s other Politician co-star Judith Light will be honored with the Excellence in Media …

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