Links from the Times for May 21: Seroquel, Irish reform schools, Jordan Valdez, Jennifer Porter, baby tossed from car
Previous stories about Seroquel
Kris Hundley's report on the documents from AstraZeneca that were unsealed Wednesday as part of several thousands of patient lawsuits being heard in Middle District of Florida claiming Seroquel caused weight gain, diabetes and other health problems is not her first report on the drug. The public got a first glimpse into the inner workings of a global pharmaceutical company in February when AstraZeneca released more than 100 sealed documents. Kris Hundley has also reported on the serious swag sales rep sling at doctors.
Report on abuse in Irish reform schools
A fiercely debated, long-delayed investigation into Ireland's Roman Catholic-run institutions says priests and nuns terrorized thousands of boys and girls in workhouse-style schools for decades — and government inspectors failed to stop the chronic beatings, rapes and humiliation. Nine years in the making, the 2,600-page report by the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse sides almost completely with the horrific reports of abuse from former students sent to more than 250 church-run, mostly residential institutions. But victims' leaders said it didn't go far enough — particularly because none of their abusers were identified by name.
Previous stories about Jordan Valdez and the fatal hit-and-run
Read what a police detective says 17-year-old Jordan Valdez and her attorney told him about the hit-and-run that left a homeless woman dead. Also, our first report tells how police connected Valdez's car to the scene where Melissa Sjostrom was killed.
The Hard Road: A five-part series on the Jennifer Porter Case
Backstory: Baby tossed from car on I-275