No links between opioids or certain antibiotics in pregnancy and major birth defects

Two studies published by The BMJ today find no links between prescription opioids or macrolide antibiotics taken during pregnancy and risk of major birth defects. Both opioids (painkillers) and macrolides (antibiotics) are often prescribed during pregnancy. Some previous studies have reported associations between exposure to opioids and macrolides and certain birth defects, but results are […]

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SoftBank shares breach Y10,000, scale two-decade high, on record Vision Fund profit

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp shares climbed above 10,000 yen apiece on Tuesday, hitting two-decade highs, a day after the group’s Vision Fund unit reported record profits as portfolio company listings accelerate. SoftBank’s shares were up 3.3% at Y9,800 at 03:56 GMT having earlier shot past Y10,000, the biggest intraday jump in two months. On Monday […]

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Consumer protection agency investigating Venmo’s collection practices

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is investigating money transfer app Venmo over the way it handles collections, a new regulatory filing shows. First reported by The Wall Street Journal, the filing shows Venmo owner PayPal received a Civil Investigative Demand from the CFPB on January 21st, “related to Venmo’s unauthorized funds transfers and collections processes, […]

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