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Philadelphia to sue opioid drugmakers over marketing practices and to recover costs

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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia on Wednesday became the latest in a long line of communities that is suing pharmaceutical companies because of the opioid crisis. The suit filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court “seeks to halt deceptive marketing practices and pay treatment costs for residents suffering opioid addiction,” the city said in a press release. Continue Reading →

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The birth of the #GirtherMovement

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As you might imagine, Trump is being mocked mercilessly on Twitter this morning for the blatant lie that he weighs 239 pounds. (If you read Fire and Fury, you know that Trump says he’s taller than he is to pretend he’s not in the obese range.) Hey, we all struggle with our weight! But f he’d… Continue Reading →

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Trump leading the ‘most unethical presidency’

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A nonprofit government watchdog group has accused Donald Trump of leading the “most unethical presidency” in modern times, and possibly in the nation’s history, in a report published Tuesday. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, castigated Trump in its report, titled, “The Most Unethical Presidency: Year One,” saying his utter dismissal of standard ethics practices has led to legal challenges and scandals that have tainted… Continue Reading →

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