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AG Grewal Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Twenty Generic Drug Companies, Alleging Conspiracy to Raise Prices on Over 100 Drugs

Defendants Include Eleven New Jersey Companies, Five New Jersey Residents. Office of the Attorney general reports – TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey and a coalition of 43 other States have filed a lawsuit accusing 20 generic drug companies of conspiring to artificially inflate the prices of over one hundred generic drugs, in violation of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws. Filed in District Court in Connecticut, the complaint also names 16 individual defendants – drug company executives responsible for sales, marketing, pricing and operations – and outlines their alleged involvement in “one of…
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Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth

Department of Energy national laboratory PPPL John Greenwald reports May 17, 2019. Princeton Strong News - Princeton, NJ: Machine learning (ML), a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces, understands language and navigates self-driving cars, can help bring to Earth the clean fusion energy that lights the sun and stars. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are using ML to create a model for rapid control of plasma — the state of matter composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei, or ions — that fuels fusion reactions. The sun and most stars are giant balls…
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Princeton University Eisgruber statement on sexual misconduct concerns and next steps for the campus community

Princeton University reports Earlier today, President Christopher L. Eisgruber met with a group of students to hear their concerns regarding the handling of sexual misconduct issues on campus.  Following the meeting, President Eisgruber released a statement outlining his perspective on how the community can address the relevant issues in a thoughtful, equitable and inclusive way. Statement from President Eisgruber: Over the last week, a group of Princeton students has conducted protests to express concerns about issues related to sexual misconduct cases on ; The damage done by sexual misconduct is ; We must address these harms through policies that are…
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New technique merging sound and math could help prevent plasma disruptions in fusion facilities

Department of Energy national laboratory PPPL Raphael Rosen reports May 13, 2019. Princeton Strong News - Princeton, NJ: Scientists have created a novel method for measuring the stability of a soup of ultra-hot and electrically charged atomic particles, or plasma, in fusion facilities called “tokamaks.” Involving an innovative use of a mathematical tool, the method might lead to a technique for stabilizing plasma and making fusion reactions more efficient. The technique, which has been demonstrated on tokamaks in the United States, China, and South Korea, could in theory help stabilize the plasma in ITER, a multinational fusion facility being built in…
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PRINCETON STRONG – National Hurricane Preparedness Week

WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which starts next month. This September marks the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, one of the strongest and most costly hurricanes to hit the United States from the Atlantic Ocean.  That destructive storm devastated the…
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Eisgruber, leaders of New Jersey universities express concern to Congress about immigration delays

Princeton University Emily Aronson, Office of Communications May 2, 2019 reports - Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and higher education leaders across New Jersey sent a letter today to the state’s Congressional delegation expressing concern about the obstacles their institutions face in attracting and retaining international faculty, students and staff. The letter was signed by the presidents of all of New Jersey’s four-year colleges and universities, including the Rutgers University campuses. Eisgruber spearheaded the effort, which follows several actions he’s taken in recent years to shine a light on the importance of the international community on college campuses. Eisgruber has challenged harmful or potentially…
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e-cigarette Disaster Middle High School Users Surge! Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increases

Increased from 20 percent in 2017 to 28 percent in 2018 among current high school users. million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2018 “The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It’s putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, “Despite this troubling trend, we know what works and we must continue to use proven strategies to protect America’s youth from this preventable health risk. Youth use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe.” Robert Redfield,…
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