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Opioid drugmaker Insys Therapeutics files for bankruptcy

Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, about a week after agreeing to pay $225 million to settle a U.S. probe into bribes it paid to doctors for prescribing a powerful opioid medication. read more »

SeaWorld: Orlando death spurred ‘Whisteblower’ activist

The CBS series “Whistleblower” explains how the death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau moved former trainer John Hargrove to activism.

Brancheau was killed by the orca Tilikum in 2010. She died two months after trainer Alexis Martínez was killed by an orca at a marine park in Europe associated with SeaWorld.

Hargrove didn’t work in Orlando, but he knew Brancheau. The two deaths “were the straws that broke the camel’s back,” “Whistleblower” host Alex Ferrer said. “That’s what spurred him to action and to become a whistleblower.” read more »

2 lawmakers say Boeing originally wanted to wait 3 years to fix 737 Max warning-light flaw

Two key lawmakers said Friday that Boeing planned to delay fixing a nonworking safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft for three years and sped up the process only after the first of two deadly crashes involving Max planes last October.

U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Rick Larsen of Washington disclosed the decision in letters sent to Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration seeking details on what the plane maker and the agency knew and when, and at what point airlines were told of the defect. Both said they were concerned about delays in notifying regulators and the airlines. read more »