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In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017, file photo, Dr. Scott Gottlieb speaks during his confirmation hearing before a Senate committee, in Washington, as President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

FDA pushes companies to develop opioids that resist abuse

- The Washington Times

The Food and Drug Administration issued guidance Tuesday to help drugmakers craft cheaper, generic forms of prescription painkillers that are difficult to snort, inject or otherwise manipulate and produce a less rewarding high than standard opioids.

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Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.

Wyoming QB Allen still day-to-day on injury

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Wyoming coach Craig Bohl says quarterback Josh Allen continues to make progress in treating his injured right shoulder but his status remains day-to-day.