Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times released an investigation on OxyContin, the best selling painkiller that’s made $31 billion for Purdue Pharma since 1996. The Times found the 12-hour relief claim is bogus — it doesn’t actually last that long, which may give some insight into rising levels of abuse of and addiction to this drug and others like it. Katie Ferguson talked to Dr. Jack Kabazie, who directs the division of pain management at the Allegheny Health Network in Pennsylvania about how he views pain relievers as the guy who prescribes them.
69 years ago today, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he played his first game at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Here in Manhattan, Katie Ferguson went to the New York Historical Society to check out a new exhibit that features an important piece of that civil rights history.
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are engaged in one of their most contentious battles yet — not about ISIS, not about immigration, not about policy at all. Instead, they’re fighting about their wives.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced yesterday it will spend tens of billions of dollars to upgrade LaGuardia and Newark airports. It also committed to upgrading the city’s main bus terminal at Port Authority– even before it knows how much it will cost. Katie Ferguson has more.
It was 25 years ago that the graphic video of four LA police officers assaulting Rodney King shocked the nation and put police brutality at the forefront of conversations about race. In New York City, a new report this week focused on one abuse that’s still disproportionately affecting African Americans. Katie Ferguson has more.
A protest outside the Sony building in midtown Manhattan this morning brought together fans of the singer Kesha with others who had barely heard of her. Their shared goal? Free Kesha now. But that’s easier said than done. Katie Ferguson took to the streets to learn more.
From the tech industry to college campuses, the issue of diversity in hiring is on a lot of people’s minds. New York City recently announced $3 million in new initiatives to push some of the city’s best known arts organizations to diversify their staffs. But as Katie Ferguson reports, how exactly to fix this isn’t so clear.