Worcester a Model for US Communities Fighting Hepatitis Outbreaks [WBUR] Determined to shed the nickname “Hepatitisville,” this Massachusetts city was prepared for its latest hepatitis outbreak. A coordinated effort that included long-term outreach to homeless people and drug users was able to control the number of confirmed cases.
Opioid Litigation Brings Company Secrets Into the Public Eye [NPR] Companies like Purdue Pharma are finding it difficult to maintain their reputations, as cities and states mount lawsuit after lawsuit against them for exacerbating the opioid crisis. We are learning more about these companies’ inner workings, and it’s not a pretty sight.
Why Beating Your Phone Addiction May Come at a Cost [Guardian] With the growth of the “digital wellness” movement, some worry that not enough responsibility is being placed on the companies that fuel our technology obsessions. Apps help us limit screen time, but what about design ethics?