Reuters – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers.
Nano– For the first time, it is possible to create complex nanoscale metal structures using 3-D printing, thanks to a new technique developed at Caltech. The process, once scaled up, could be used in a wide variety of applications.
U.S. News & World Report – A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants the Georgia legislature to formally denounce President Donald Trump's proposal to expand oil drilling into waters off Georgia and its coastal neighbors as a threat to tourism and fishing.
Nano and other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice on January 31, 2018, announcing the availability of the final National Occupational Research Agenda for Manufacturing.
CleanTechnica – Navigant Research has published new figures which show a total of 3.3 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind energy capacity was installed in 2017, bringing the cumulative capacity up to almost 17 GW, with another 7.9 GW in the pipeline.
Reuters – California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters.
Reuters – The federal government needs to take more steps to help states protect infants born affected by drugs such as opioids, the U.S. Government Accountability Office says in a new report released Wednesday.