It’s May 28th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
Today marks the first state trial connected to the opioid epidemic: Oklahoma is taking the company Johnson & Johnson to court. We’ll break down what this could mean for more than 1500 other lawsuits in the works.
Eleven climbers have died on Mount Everest already this year. Some have been caused by a human traffic jam on the summit. We’ll explain why this is happening.
The World Health Organization has officially recognized burnout as legitimate medical diagnosis. We’ll tell you what to look for.
And finally: if you thought you were too old to get into politics … think again.
theSkimm: Oklahoma is taking the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson to court today. This is the first state trial connected to the opioid crisis ... which has been determined a public health emergency. We’re going to break down how this got started and how Oklahoma hopes to win this case. Meanwhile, Mount Everest is having a deadly climbing season with human traffic jams on the summit. A lot goes into climbing to the “roof of the world.” We’ll explain what factors might be in play here. Also on today’s episode: the World Health Organization says that burnout is a legitimate medical diagnosis and a 100-year-old German woman is diving into politics.
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