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Family behind OxyContin knowingly deceived public about safety of the opioid drugs, court documents say

WoodysPhotos/iStock(NEW YORK) — New court documents from the Massachusetts attorney general claims to offer proof that the family that owns the company that makes the powerful opioid drug OxyContin was behind years of efforts to deceive doctors and patients about the safety of the drug and increase profits. The Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, …

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Berlin’s Terri Nunn, the late Janis Joplin to be honored at 2019 She Rocks Awards

Credit: Louis RodigerBerlin frontwoman Teri Nunn is among the influential female music artists who will be honored at the seventh annual She Rocks Awards. The event will take place Friday, January 25, during the 2019 edition of the popular music-equipment trade conference The NAMM Show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. The She Rocks Awards are presented The …

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Report: Star-studded 60th anniversary Motown Records tribute concert taking place after the Grammys

Courtesy of Motown RecordsA new Grammy concert special celebrating the 60th anniversary of Motown Records will be taped in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 12 — two days after the 61st Grammy Awards — Billboard reports. Multiple sources confirmed to the magazine that the event will be the latest in an annual series of tribute concerts held within days of …

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30th anniversary reissue of Keith Richards’ debut solo album, “Talk Is Cheap,” due in March

BMGRolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will release a 30th anniversary edition of his 1988 debut solo album Talk Is Cheap on March 29. The remastered record will be available as a CD, a vinyl LP, digitally and as Deluxe and Super Deluxe box sets. Richards co-produced and co-wrote the album with drummer Steve Jordan. Talk Is Cheap also features guitarist …

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“Sunglasses at Night” singer Corey Hart will be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesIn the U.S., Corey Hart is usually thought of as the one-hit wonder who sang the smash 1983 hit “Sunglasses at Night.” Or maybe you think of him as a two-hit wonder, if you add “Never Surrender.” But in his native Canada, Corey Hart is kind of a big deal. The singer will be inducted into the Canadian …

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Sting, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Jett among artists who will play inaugural KAABOO Texas fest in May

Courtesy of KAABOOSting is among the headlining acts that will perform at the inaugural KAABOO Texas festival, an offshoot of Southern California’s KAABOO Del Mar. The three-day event will be held May 10-12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The festival’s other headliners are The Killers and Kid Rock, while the lineup also features …

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‘The View’: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio aims to provide health care to uninsured

Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC(NEW YORK) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he believes everyone should have a right to health care. “Let’s face it, the emergency room is the family doctor now for millions and millions of Americans,” de Blasio said in an interview on ABC’s The View on Wednesday. “And tax dollars pay for it. It is expensive, …

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Extreme opponents of genetically modified foods think they know the most, but actually know the least: Study

anouchka/iStock(NEW YORK) — New research suggests that people’s illusion of knowledge could be fueling the broader population’s opposition to genetically modified (GM) foods. “Extreme views often stem from people feeling they understand complex topics better than they do,” said Phil Fernbach, the lead author of the study, in a press release. The study, titled “Extreme opponents of genetically modified foods …

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This baby celebrated his last day in the NICU with a touching graduation ceremony

UPMC Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh(PITTSBURGH) — On Bodie Blodgett’s last day in the neonatal intensive care unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, he was dressed in an adorable cap and gown for his graduation ceremony, celebrating his last day in the NICU. Bodie was carried through the hallway of the hospital surrounded by his doctors, nurses and many others …

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Blondie’s Debbie Harry to perform at the 2019 Tibet House US Benefit Concert in February

Credit: Alexander ThompsonBlondie frontwoman Debbie Harry has joined the lineup of the 32nd annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert, which will be held February 7 in New York City at The Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. The concert’s previously announced performers include Late Show host Stephen Colbert; New Order members Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman; Chris Robinson Brotherhood; …

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