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How Poor Oversight and Fraud in Generic Drug Industry Threatens Patients’ Health

May 20, 2019           |                                       

Racist Voter Suppression Made Alabama’s Abortion Ban Possible Head of Program Profiling Muslims in Chicago Steps Down Amid Pressure Trump’s Trade War With China Is Waged to Make the Rich Richer Trump — Who Claims He Doesn’t Want War — Threatens “Official End of Iran” The “Auntie Network” Already Exists Plastics Industry on Track to […]

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Among the mega-corporations that surveil you, your cellphone carrier has always been one of the keenest monitors, in constant contact with the one small device you keep on you at almost every moment. A confidential Facebook document reviewed by The Intercept shows that the social network courts carriers, along with phone makers — some 100 […]

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Fossil Fuel Companies Push “Market-Based Solutions” to Climate Change

May 19, 2019           |                                       

Exposing the Dirty Business Behind the Designer Label The “Auntie Network” Already Exists How Do We Teach 9/11 to Those Who Don’t Remember It? How to Shift to a More Plant-Based Diet, Without the Guilt Bernie Sanders Unveils a 10-Point Plan to Overhaul Public Education Fossil Fuel Companies Push “Market-Based Solutions” to Climate Change The […]

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As Trump warns of the surveillance danger of Huawei, the real concern of consumers should be the fact they are being surveilled by the U.S. government and all tech companies, says Yasha Levine The post Trump’s Huawei Ban Confirms ‘Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons’ appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Fossil fuel companies lobby Congress on their own solutions to curb climate change

May 17, 2019           |                                       

<!– –> (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) The planet’s concentration of heat-trapping carbon dioxide has reached its highest levels in 3 million years, rekindling the heated political debate over man-made climate change and what to do about it. Outspoken Democrats have been vocal about their plans, hyping up their Green New Deal resolution, and 2020 presidential candidates […]

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5 More States Sue Maker of Prescription Opioids

May 16, 2019           |                                       

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The company, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, blasted the claims. “The states cannot link the conduct alleged […]

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They call it Loan Shark Prevention, which would allow post offices to act as banks for poor working people, but credit companies claim it will hurt the poor The post Ocasio-Cortez & Sanders Introduce Bill to Cap Credit Card Interest Rates at 15% appeared first on The Real News Network.

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There is no longer anything sentimental about trying to save a tree or protect an old swimming hole. — Tom McCall, Earth Day, 1970 It always looks like skin cancer, that 10,000-foot view looking down on Earth. Looking down at Phoenix, or Cairo, or LA, the cancer grows and spreads. This unique perspective shows us […]

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The early responses to 9/11 included the deployment of well over 200,000 troops in the Middle East and South Asia. When that failed, we moved into the era of remote warfare with far greater reliance on strike aircraft, armed drones, special forces and private military companies. That, too, is failing as violent paramilitary groups persist […]

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On Thursday, May 2nd, I joined a group of students from Oxford on an early train to London. Dressed in our best corporate attire, we used shares proxied by a supportive NGO to enter the Barclays Annual General Meeting. When in his opening speech, Chief Executive Jes Staley brought up climate change, that was our […]

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States Bring Price-Fixing Suit Against Generic Drug Makers

May 11, 2019           |                                       

BOSTON—Attorneys general from more than 40 states are alleging the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for more than 100 different generic drugs, including treatments for diabetes, cancer, arthritis and other medical conditions. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut on Friday, also names 15 individual senior executives […]

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On this extremely hot summer day, the ear-splitting siren screaming through New York’s streets is coming from the ambulance I’m in — on a gurney on my way to the ER. That only makes the siren, loud as it is, all the more alarming. I fell. The pain, its location and intensity, suggests I’ve probably […]

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TV Pitches for Prescription Drugs Will Have to Include Price

May 8, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — TV pitches for prescription drugs will soon include the price, giving consumers more information upfront as they make medication choices at a time when new drugs can carry anxiety-inducing prices. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Wednesday the Trump administration has finalized regulations requiring drug companies to disclose list prices of […]

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How is government using big data? The Bureau wants to find out

May 8, 2019           |                                       

AI, algorithms, deep learning, big data – barely a week goes by without a new revelation about our increasingly digital future. Computers will cure cancer, make us richer, prevent crime, decide who gets into the country, determine access to services, map our daily movements, take our jobs away and send us to jail. Successive innovations […]

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It’s time for Silicon Valley to pay up. After more than a year of breaking news stories detailing the many missteps and abuses of companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter, regulators around the world are ready to pass new laws and take other measures to make these companies more accountable to the public interest. Privacy, […]

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