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Empire of Pain review by Patrick Radden Keefe – the dynasty behind an opioid crisisThis examination of the Sackler family, purveyors of OxyContin, lays bear its responsibility for the US’s opioid epidemic An anti-opioid protest at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, which has received donations from members of the Sackler family. Photograph: Yana Paskova/The Guardian
From letters to vaccines: how the word ‘patent’ has changed over timeThe Biden administration has announced it supports patent waiving on Covid-19 vaccines. So where does the word come from? Demonstrators in Washington call for the US to commit to a global coronavirus vaccination plan that would see vaccine formulas shared across the world, on 5 May. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
Netflix series on fashion designer Halston ‘overinflated’, family saysShow to be released on Friday about mononymous 70s designer decried as ‘sensational’ but family declines to give specifics Halston, right, with Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger in New York, in this undated 1970s photo. Photograph: Images Press/Getty Images
New play Mum aims to make theatre industry more parent-friendlyFlexibility and childcare are ‘part of the conversation’ for the team behind Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s psychological drama about motherhood ‘Nobody warned me it was normal to feel as overwhelmed as I did’ ... Morgan Lloyd Malcolm pictured with Francesca Moody (far left) and Abigail Graham (centre with her baby). Photograph: Jeremy Freedman
From London to Beijing on the old Silk Road – a photo essay Taken on a 25,000-mile trip across 16 countries, these images capture cities, landscapes and people along the trading route – and the pre-Covid freedom of cross-border travel Driving on the Karakoram Highway, built by the governments of Pakistan and China. Photograph: Christopher Wilton-Steer
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