FROM Harriet Ryan
USC gynecologist treated students despite years of misconduct allegations USC allowed a gynecologist to continue treating students even after coworkers and patients complained about his inappropriate behavior for decades. An investigation by Los Angeles Times revealed that USC did not take action until two years ago when the school allowed Dr. George Tyndall to resign with a financial payout. He practiced there for nearly 30 years.
Former USC medical school dean calls 911 about a ‘baby not breathing’ The LA County Sheriff’s Department wants to talk with former USC medical school dean, Carmen Puliafito, about the death of a 3-week-old boy in October. Puliafito made the 911 call . He wasn’t the father of the child, but he was apparently having an affair with the mother, a young woman who was a drug addict and part of a group Puliafito did drugs with.
With second med school dean out, what's up with USC? USC announced Thursday that Dr. Rohit Varma is no longer dean of its Keck School of Medicine. He was accused of sexually harassing a young female med school fellow. Varma succeeded Dr. Carmen Puliafito, who resigned last year. The LA Times reported that Puliafito used illegal drugs and partied with criminals and prostitutes -- one of whom overdosed in his hotel room.
Squeezed in US, OxyContin manufacturer aims to make up profits overseas OxyContin was once a billion dollar seller for the pharmaceutical industry in the US. The drug helped kick off an opioid epidemic so widespread that President Obama called it a National Crisis. Top health officials have urged doctors to stop prescribing the drug, and the warnings have worked. OxyContin is now a dying brand in America, so one pharmaceutical company is taking the painkiller overseas.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.