It was his dream job. He never thought he'd be bribing doctors and wearing a wire for the feds.

It was his dream job. He never thought he'd be bribing doctors and wearing a wire for the feds.

The former sales representative sold Novartis pharmaceuticals on the eastern end of Long Island, N.Y.Agnes Lopez / for NBC News"For more than a decade, Novartis spent hundreds of millions of dollars on so-called speaker programs, including speaking fees, exorbitant meals, and top-shelf alcohol that were nothing more than bribes to get doctors across the country to prescribe Novartis's drugs," said Audrey Strauss, the acting U.S. attorney for southern New York, whose office prosecuted the case.

Wellbeing levels in UK at lowest since records began, new research suggests

Wellbeing levels in UK at lowest since records began, new research suggests

The UK population “is suffering from high levels of psychological distress,” a report by the London School of Economics (LSE) and Simetrica-Jacobs, a consultancy that measures social impact, found.

5G and coronavirus: Baseless conspiracy theory about radiation and Covid-19 sparks online panic

5G and coronavirus: Baseless conspiracy theory about radiation and Covid-19 sparks online panic

An unfounded conspiracy theory that radiation from 5G towers causes coronavirus and cancer is spreading across social media and messaging apps, resulting in widespread panic about the next-generation technology.To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.”.

Coronavirus: Do I need to start taking vitamin D during lockdown?

Coronavirus: Do I need to start taking vitamin D during lockdown?

In response, Public Health England (PHE) on Thursday issued new guidance in which it encouraged the public to consider taking vitamin D supplements.So, what is vitamin D, why are people being asked to considering taking more of it, and how might it help our health during the coronavirus lockdown?

Disabled people struggle to get food and essential items during lockdown

Disabled people struggle to get food and essential items during lockdown

As a result, 46 per cent of 585 people surveyed said they had issues accessing food and essential items.A government spokesperson said: “We are working to support people who do not fall into the category of being clinically extremely vulnerable, but still need help getting essential food supplies.

‘We don’t do apart’: Elderly couple who fought coronavirus together in hospital heap praise on NHS staff

‘We don’t do apart’: Elderly couple who fought coronavirus together in hospital heap praise on NHS staff

An elderly couple who fought Covid-19 together in hospital has heaped praise on NHS staff after recovering from the infection.He also announced that the government is to provide £20 million to the Oxford team to help fund its clinical trials, with a further £22.5 million going to researchers at Imperial College London.

Coronavirus: Sophia Myles issues virus warning on GMB following father’s death

Coronavirus: Sophia Myles issues virus warning on GMB following father’s death

Actress Sophia Myles has called on the public to take Covid-19 seriously after losing her “selfless” father to the illness.The Doctor Who and Transformers actress said she was “lucky” to be able to see her father for five minutes before he died.

Coronavirus: Woman issues warning from NHS hospital bed after contracting infection

Coronavirus: Woman issues warning from NHS hospital bed after contracting infection

A woman who tested positive for coronavirus has urged the public to stay home in a video shared from her hospital bed.

Coronavirus: UK government urged to include sign language interpreter in daily briefings

Coronavirus: UK government urged to include sign language interpreter in daily briefings

An aspiring teacher is calling on the UK government to include a sign language interpreter in its daily press briefing to help deaf people better understand the coronavirus pandemic.

Dentists warn ‘desperate’ people will try ‘DIY dentistry’ if the government doesn’t give access to emergency treatment

Dentists warn ‘desperate’ people will try ‘DIY dentistry’ if the government doesn’t give access to emergency treatment

The British Dental Association (BDA), a trade union for dentists, called on the government to provide access for patients who need treatment during the Covid-19 lockdown.Dental surgeries that provide NHS care receive support from the government but many rely upon private work to remain financially viable.

Coronavirus: Half of health workers experiencing increased levels of stress and trauma

Coronavirus: Half of health workers experiencing increased levels of stress and trauma

Less than a third of healthcare workers felt the government was doing enough to protect their mental health – 43 per cent of those said too little was being done.

Coronavirus: Britons told stop travelling to national parks to ‘save lives’

Coronavirus: Britons told stop travelling to national parks to ‘save lives’

Director-General Hilary McGrady said: “Following the scenes we saw at the weekend, where visitors travelled to coast and countryside, it is really important that we do all we can to discourage travel, and ask people instead to stay local and observe social distancing as guided by the government.

Coronavirus: Waitrose urges couples and families not to shop together to help stop spread of illness

Coronavirus: Waitrose urges couples and families not to shop together to help stop spread of illness

A spokesperson added: “In line with the government’s guidance on social distancing we’re asking customers to help us manage the number of people in our shops – by sending only one member of the household to do their shopping, if they possibly can.

Nurses say training grants are only ‘first step’ in fixing NHS shortage

Nurses say training grants are only ‘first step’ in fixing NHS shortage

The Royal College of Nursing said the new policy was only a “first step” to removing barriers and that more funding was needed.Some 6,,669 nurses were added to the register in that period, the NMC said.

Japan's high life expectancy linked to diet, study finds

Japan's high life expectancy linked to diet, study finds

The population of the island nation, which has one of the lowest mortality rates in the world, eat diets high in certain carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits as well as fish and meat.Researchers found that participants who closely followed the food guide had a 15 per cent lower mortality rate.

Study finds cancer-causing contaminants in US tap water

Study finds cancer-causing contaminants in US tap water

This cumulative approach is common in assessing the health impacts of exposure to air pollutants but has never before been applied to a national dataset of drinking water contaminants.

Could AOC Amendment Clear the Way for Medical Cannabis Study?

Could AOC Amendment Clear the Way for Medical Cannabis Study?

As Tom Angell wrote in Forbes, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) filed legislation on Friday to remove a legal barrier that scientists say makes it unnecessarily difficult for them to study the medical benefits of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin (mushrooms) and MDMA (ecstasy).

Health Chief Denies Vaccine Injuries Occur

Health Chief Denies Vaccine Injuries Occur

In what has become known as "vaccine court," the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. handles vaccine injury and death petitions filed in the VICP when the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice oppose awarding federal compensation to a vaccine victim.

Top Tips to Avoid Pharmaceutical Injury

Top Tips to Avoid Pharmaceutical Injury

Meanwhile, mounting evidence of serious harm and death caused by the HPV vaccine is being ignored or cast aside as "coincidental." To Avoid Vaccine Injury, Educate Yourself About the Risks The official stance repeated by most mainstream media is that vaccines have been thoroughly researched, that "hundreds" of studies have proven their safety, and that no link between vaccines and health problems, such as autism, have ever been found.

Dr. Cammy Benton: CDC Admits There is No Science Behind the Annual Flu Vaccine

Dr. Cammy Benton: CDC Admits There is No Science Behind the Annual Flu Vaccine

In this eBook, I am going to summarize the many doctors today who do not take the most extremist pro-vaccine position, which is probably not held by very many doctors at all, in spite of what the pharmaceutical industry, the federal government, and the mainstream media would like the public to believe.

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

The absence of grocery stores is, in turn, a direct result of a history of racial discrimination by banks that have been less likely to lend to African American entrepreneurs and by supermarket chains that have tended to bypass black neighborhoods." How a near-total diet of ultra-processed food affects health and longevity can be seen in the city's mortality statistics.

More Kryptonite for Kratom

More Kryptonite for Kratom

This complaint in Myrtle Beach (which also is the home of a Pinball Museum) indicates that kratom products are still very much on the government’s radar.

Influenza Vaccine Industry Is in Full Swing

Influenza Vaccine Industry Is in Full Swing

Flu season is upon us again — the time of year when the steady message is "Have you gotten your flu shot yet?" Considering the many studies showing flu vaccines offer minimal protection against illness even when well-matched to circulating viral strains, the fact that vaccination continues to be touted as your first line of defense against influenza suggests this annual campaign is more about generating conformity for profit rather than actually improving and protecting public health.