This is a running log of the breaking news stories we are following today:
North Korea Threatens to Restart Nuclear Program
North Korea warns it may revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States doesn’t lift economic sanctions against them (CBS News)
FDA Approves New Opioid
The FDA has approved a new opioid that critics say is 10 times more potent than fentanyl.
Addressing the concerns, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the drug would be very limited, and most applications were going to be for the military, due to the ease of application of the drug. The opioid, named Dsuvia, is taken under the tongue, making it easier to use in a battle situation.
Critics object to the new drug, saying that it could worsen the opioid epidemic around the country. (The Hill)