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Opioid makers made payments to one in 12 U.S. doctors

As public health officials combat the opioid overdose epidemic, in part by reducing unnecessary prescribing, a study shows that drug manufacturers paid more than $46 million to more than 68,000 doctors over a 29-month period.
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Google Fires Author Of “Outrageous” Memo Slamming Company’s Anti-Conservative Culture

Yesterday we reported that a 10-page document penned by an unnamed Google engineer titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” which criticized the company’s “left-leaning”, “anti-conservative” culture and called for replacing Google’s diversity initiatives with policies that encourage “ideological diversity” instead, led to angry outrage among fellow Google employees and Silicon Valley liberals. The document, published in its entirety by Gizmodo, quickly went “viral” both inside the company and within the broader Silicon Valley community. 

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Fraud-proof your bank accounts with these anti-identity theft hacks

KRISTINE PAYNE–Fraud and identity theft remain among the biggest security hurdles faced by global banks. In fact, a report by Insider Monkey lists a great number of well-established and developing countries where these criminal schemes run rampant. The report lists Mexico, the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates, as well as China and India, as the top five countries where fraud and identity theft continue to cause serious security issues.

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Wells Fargo Cuts 70 Senior Managers Amid Scandal

Wells Fargo & Co., the lender struggling to overcome a fake-accounts scandal in its community bank, said the division’s new leader is cutting about 70 senior executive jobs.

The lender will reduce the number of regional and area presidents to 91, Mary Mack, head of the retail bank, said Friday in a memo to staff, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg. Bank spokeswoman Bridget Braxton confirmed the contents of the memo and said employees whose positions are eliminated will remain staff members for 60 days until further steps are decided.

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