Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.

Everett sues drugmaker, demands it foot the bill for widespread opioid addiction

The first-of-its-kind lawsuit alleges that Purdue Pharma turned a blind eye to the ruin black-market OxyContin brought to Everett and demands the drugmaker foot the bill for widespread opioid addiction.

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