TIME Drugs

FDA Approves New Pain Pill Designed To Be Hard to Abuse

The FDA has been under growing pressure to fight the national epidemic of prescription opioid abuse

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The Food and Drug Administration approved on Wednesday a new pain pill that was created to discourage abuse, the Associated Press reports.

The new pill, Targiniq ER, combines oxycodone, a potentially addictive opioid used in many pain medications, with naloxone, often used to trim the effects of opioids. The naloxone isn’t activated if the pill is swallowed as normal. If a would-be drug abuser crushes the pill to snort or inject it, however, the naloxone activates. That can potentially make Targiniq ER less attractive to abusers.

“Targiniq ER has properties that are expected to deter, but not totally prevent, abuse of the drug by snorting and injection,” FDA said in a statement.

TIME Aviation

Indiana Teen Dies While Flying Around The World

The father-son team were flying around the globe.

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17-year old Haris Suleman’s body has been recovered after the plane he and his father, Babar Suleman, were flying went down the coast of Samoa.

The plane crash occurred on Tuesday as the two were attempting to fly around the world in 30 days. If successful, Haris would have been the youngest person to accomplish such a feat.

Haris’ father Babar is considered missing at this time, as rescuers search around the site of the crash. The reason for the plane going down is currently unknown.

TIME Venezuela

Armed Forces Push Residents Out of ‘World’s Tallest Slum’

As part of a governmental initiative, squatters are being removed from their residences by armed forces.

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On Tuesday, Venezuelan armed forces began the process of forcing out residents at the Tower of David, the nation’s tallest slum, the government’s “Great Housing Mission.”

The 45-story building, originally built to be a high-rise bank, was never completed and abandoned, then taken over by people in need of shelter.

Prior to the start of the evacuation, the slum acted as home to over 3,000 squatters, many of whom have resisted their removal. The building is also home to businesses including a beauty salon, multiple bodegas, and an unlicensed dentist.

TIME Late Night Highlight

See Which Foods Jimmy Kimmel Can’t Cook

The late night host attempted to show off his eggs for the world class chef.

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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night, where the late night host attempted to show off his cooking skills to the world-famous chef.

Despite his efforts, Ramsay was far from impressed, tossing Kimmel’s failed scrambled eggs on the floor of the set in a profanity-laced moment.

Given that Kimmel has three children, including newborn Jane, born on July 10, it could be assumed that he would be experienced in basic cooking. But according to the chef, this was not the case.

TIME celebrities

5 Things to Expect at This Year’s Comic-Con

The convention begins this Thursday, causing rumors to spread about what fans have to look forward to.

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Thursday marks the start of the 44th annual San Diego International Comic-Con, and fans are lining up to be a part of the highly-anticipated action.

The panel for the final installment of The Hobbit trilogy will be held on Saturday, and it is rumored that director Peter Jackson will release a trailer for the film.

The Marvel panel will be covering details on the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. The sequel to the wildly successful Avengers film is expected to get some reveal during the panel.

A large number of the Game of Thrones cast, along with George R. R. Martin, have the show’s panel on Friday, where it is rumored they will discuss the show’s overlap with the novels.

TIME Outer Space

What’s Next For NASA? Asteroids!

NASA aims to continue their space exploration with their Asteroid Redirect Mission.

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NASA has not sent astronauts to the moon since 1972. While that remains a historic event, President Barack Obama’s cancellation of the Constellation Program back in 2010 ended hopes indefinitely of the United States returning to the moon any time soon.

Still, that program’s death did not mark the end of NASA’s work and planetary exploration overall. The agency is currently working on its next target: catching an asteroid, pulling it into the moon’s orbit and sending astronauts to its location in order to study it.

The purpose of the mission, according to NASA, is for planetary defense, as the Earth has had instances of asteroid interference in very recent history. Scientists claim that in changing the orbit of an asteroid and studying its composition, Earth could protect itself from another asteroid crashing into its atmosphere.

The Asteroid Redirect Mission, should it be successful, could also be used as a testing ground for a possible mission to Mars in the near future.

TIME The Brief

When Fatal Arrests Are Caught on Camera

Eric Garner's death is the latest in a long line of violent police incidents filmed by amateurs.

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After Eric Garner was killed on Staten Island while being arrested July 22, the footage of the incident quickly turned into a national debate over the use of force by police.

From Rodney King in the early 1990′s to Oscar Grant in 2009, examples of excessive force by officers caught on tape may have fallen by the wayside, were it not for their being captured on video.

The world of iPhones and Twitter have furthered the exposure of such incidents, which often call police behavior into question.

TIME Late Night

Watch: Dwayne Johnson And Jimmy Fallon Sweat It Out ’80s Style

The late night host and the actor broke out the shake weights for a hilarious fitness video skit

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The Tonight Show had a bit of an 80s workout makeover when Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and host Jimmy Fallon dressed up like a fake, albeit colorful, workout duo.

“About a year ago I found this old VHS tape that had a bunch of clips of this fitness duo called The Fungo Brothers,” Johnson said of his secret workout weapon.

Johnson was promoting his latest movie, Hercules, out Friday.

TIME The Brief

Israeli-Gaza Cease-Fire Talks at a Stalemate

Successful ceasefire negotiations in the Middle East seem unlikely

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Attempts to achieve peace between Israel and Gaza remain at a stalemate, with no progress made on a potential ceasefire. The fact that the nations who are trying to broker the peace — Egypt, Qatar, and Turkey — have their own unsettled disputes after the Arab Spring has been slowing negotiations down.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo this week in attempt to encourage cease-fire agreements, but the Israeli military confirming a solider has gone missing in Gaza virtually eliminates the hope of a quick truce.

 

TIME Late Night

Watch: Zach Braff Went Extra Mile to Fund Movie on Kickstarter

The actor revealed how he thanked his crowdfunding supporters

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Actor Zach Braff went on Late Night with host Seth Meyers Monday to talk about his new movie, Wish I Was Here, which was funded by fans through Kickstarter.

With the help of about 47,000 supporters from around the world, Braff was able to write and direct the film with his brother. To thank those who funded the project, Braff said that he decided to leave personal messages on his fans’ voicemail.

But some requests were a bit odd, Braff said.

“This one guy was a dentist and wanted me to read a greeting for people in his waiting room,” Braff said. “So I did it! Welcome to Dr. Shapiro’s office! Hi I’m Zach Braff, please turn off your cellphone!”

Wish I Was Here opened in theaters July 18.

 

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