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Purdue Pharma Could Face Problem With Bankruptcy As Profits Lined Its Owners’ Pockets

OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma is reportedly weighing a bankruptcy filing after most of its profits ended up in the pockets of the Sacklers, the multibillion-dollar family who control the company, according to sources cited by The Wall Street Journal. The drug company is working with restructuring experts for a potential bankruptcy filing, people familiar with the matter said, Reuters first reported Monday. ...

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10-Year Study Of More Than 650,000 People Releases Report On Measles Vaccine And Autism

A 10-year study of more than 650,000 people was published Monday and showed no evidence that there is a link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella. The paper was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine a day before Tuesday’s Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on vaccines and preventable disease outbreaks. Witnesses are set ...

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Mollie Tibbetts’ Accused Killer Says Too Many White People In County To Guarantee A Fair Trial

Christhian Rivera

The illegal immigrant charged with murdering University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts asked for his trial to be moved to a more diverse county in a motion filed Friday. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, pleaded not guilty to murder charges in September, about a month after Tibbetts’ body was found in a field near Brooklyn, Iowa. “Without venue where a minority ...

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Eric Holder Announces Big Decision About 2020

Former Attorney General Eric Holder announced he will not be throwing his hat in the ring for the 2020 presidential race Monday. “Though I will not run for president in 2020, I will continue to fight for the future of our country through the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliates,” Holder wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. Holder, who was ...

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‘That Tiny Little Bottle Can Be Deceptive’

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said the Trump administration’s strategy to address aspects of the opioid crisis is a “natural extension” of President Donald Trump as “the most pro-life president in American history” at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C. Friday. “This crisis is indiscriminate by age as well. … [Opioids are] legally prescribed and that tiny little ...

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Democrats Eye Another Line Of Attack As Reports Hit That Trump Gave Kushner A Security Clearance

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

Democrats are eyeing another line of attack against President Donald Trump after a report appeared Wednesday claiming that he ordered his senior adviser, Jared Kushner, be given a top-secret security clearance in 2018. “Stunning. The President overruled the concerns of his Chief of Staff, his [White House] Counsel, the FBI, [and] the CIA to grant his son-in-law access to our ...

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Republicans React To Push For Medicare-For-All By House Democrats: They’re ‘Totally Dishonest With The American People’

Republican lawmakers painted Medicare-for-all as a socialist nightmare after Democratic Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Debbie Dingell of Michigan unveiled their bill to place virtually all health care payment in the government’s hands Wednesday. “If I have a beef with the Medicare-for-all, they’re being totally dishonest with the American people,” Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy told reporters at a ...

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Chinese Manufacturing Sinks To 3-Year Low As Trump Tariffs Take Hold


Chinese manufacturing sunk to a three-year low in February as the U.S. ratcheted up pressure on China over trade issues, according to data released Thursday. The news comes after high-level talks between the U.S. and China last week that resulted in President Donald Trump delaying higher tariffs set to take effect Friday. Thursday’s data was the lowest since March 2016 ...

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An American Has Been Imprisoned For Espionage In Moscow For Two Months. Here’s What We Know

A U.S. citizen accused of espionage by the Russian government has been in prison for two months and may face an additional three due what some speculate is a ploy by Moscow to facilitate a prisoner swap. Paul Whelan, a former Marine living in Novi, Michigan, was arrested by Russian authorities at a Moscow hotel Dec. 28 but has not ...

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Grassley Reminds Pharma CEOs How Much Drug List Prices Matter During Hearing

Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley reminded seven pharmaceutical company executives that drug list prices matter to patients during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug prices Thursday. “For a patient taking a drug that has no competition, the list price becomes very important,” committee chairman Grassley said according to NPR. “I’ve heard about people skipping doses of their prescription drugs ...

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Bernie Sanders’s Massive 2020 Campaign Haul Is Not Slowing Down

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 campaign is already hauling in massive amounts of cash less than a week after he announced his presidential bid, and his fundraising shows no sign of slowing down. Sanders has raised $10 million from 359,914 donors since he officially entered the race on Feb. 19, campaign officials told The New York Times. Fundraising by ...

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Mark Harris Bows Out Of Do-Over North Carolina Congressional Race Citing Health Concerns

Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris is bowing out of the race to represent North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, citing health concerns in a statement Tuesday. North Carolina’s Board of Elections unanimously ordered a new election in the district Thursday due to evidence of illegal ballot harvesting by a Harris campaign contractor. The race was the only 2018 midterm election that had not ...

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This Possible 2020 Democrat Wants To Do Away With The Electoral College

Possible 2020 Democratic presidential contender Eric Holder said he supports a plan to create “real democracy” by doing away with the Electoral College’s process on Twitter Tuesday. “A good reform measure to support,” Holder wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “Change the Electoral College by having a state’s electoral votes go to the national popular vote winner — not the person who won ...

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Obamacare Is Approaching 10th Birthday. This GOP Rep Has A Plan To Lean Into Its ‘Free Market’ Aspects

Healthcare.gov obamacare signup

The Affordable Care Act will mark 10 years in 2020. Republican Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman plans to introduce legislation to increase access to health care and give states more freedom within the framework of the ACA Monday night. Westerman said his wide-ranging bill leans into the “free market” aspects of the ACA exchanges. As the 10-year mark of the Affordable ...

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Trump Slams Senate Democrats On Born Alive Bill: ‘One Of The Most Shocking Votes In The History Of Congress’

President Donald Trump reacted on Twitter Monday evening after the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, which would have ensured that babies who survive abortions are given medical attention, failed to pass the Senate. “Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies ...

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