Breadcrumb Home Technology January 08, 2018 12:00 AM News from other sources Modern Healthcare Tweet Share Share Email More Print PharmaceuticalsPfizer ends research for new Alzheimer's, Parkinson's drugs | ReutersIn ending research on the conditions, Pfizer is laying off 300 people from its Massachusetts and Connecticut development programs.Koch-backed groups launch 'Right to Try' campaign | The HillGroups backed by the Koch Brothers are telling Congress to allow terminally ill patients to take drugs that have gone through preliminary testing but that are not yet approved by the FDA.Information technologyGoogle makes millions from plight of addicts | The Sunday TimesGoogle has been charging addiction-services referral agents for clicks on advertised links in Google searches.How digital health technologies can help the United States address the opioid epidemic | MobihealthnewsStartups are developing prevention tools, including virtual reality for education and wearables to detect overdoses.In other newsSome people curse and say nasty things in their sleep. There's a good reason. | The Washington PostSleep talkers swear and say the word "no" more often than they do when awake, according to a new study. That may be the "threat simulation theory" in action, which suggests that dreams help ready people for waking threats. Letter to the Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print. Recommended for You Sponsored Content View the discussion thread.