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[Canada] Company buying Canadian medical journals is being sued for publishing junk science for profit

Two of Canada's most prestigious publishing houses for medical journals have been quietly bought up by an international publisher that is being sued by the U.S. government ... The takeovers have sent shock waves through the medical research community and
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Nov 6, 2016 13:59
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[Canada] Wynne shares concerns about medical marijuana vaping rules

Two days after her government pulled back a controversial plan to allow medical marijuana to be vaped or smoked in public places where tobacco smoking is banned, Wynne told reporters she understands the public backlash. “I have a lot of sympathy for the
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Dec 1, 2015 18:50
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[California] Former UCLA researcher James Enstrom reaches settlement with UC

A former UCLA researcher who filed an unlawful dismissal lawsuit in 2012 will be paid $140,000 and have his termination rescinded as part of a settlement reached with the University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday.
Daily Bruin (UCLA)
added Mar 6, 2015 13:17
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Justices Bar Michigan From Suing Tribe Over Casino

Michigan may not sue an Indian tribe to shut down a casino opened far from the tribe’s reservation...The ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in dissent, “renders the tribes largely litigation-proof” for activities as varied as gambling, cigarette sales,
New York Times
added May 28, 2014 14:09
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[Colorado] LETTER: SHARPE: Marijuana use could take path of tobacco in U.S. if legal

In her Oct. 22 op-ed, Dawn Nannini makes the common mistake of assuming that marijuana prohibition deters use. . . . Thanks to honest public education, legal tobacco use has declined considerably, without any need to criminalize smokers or imprison toba
Fort Colliins (CO) Coloradoan
added Oct 29, 2012 12:23
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House Dems Say Obama's Trade Deal Threatens Public Health

A massive international trade deal currently being negotiated would raise drug prices in the U.S. and abroad, said two House Democrats during a conference call with reporters. The legislators emphasized that American negotiators, not foreign stakeholders,
MedPage Today
added Jul 21, 2015 13:00
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DAYEN: Why Eric Holder’s new job is an insult to the American public

practically no law firm has done more to protect Wall Street executives from the consequences of their criminal activities than Covington & Burling. Their roster of clients includes every mega-bank in America: JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Bank
Salon Magazine
added Jul 11, 2015 12:53
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELEASES HISTORIC TROVE OF DATA

has just begun to release comprehensive lists of every dataset it knows it possesses, revealing data holdings pertaining to how government agencies operate and conduct oversight that have likely never been publicly identified before
Sunlight Foundation
added Mar 3, 2015 13:36
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[Pennsylvania] Lawyer Sanctioned $1M Over Smoking Reference

Defense attorney Nancy Raynor has been sanctioned for close to $1 million for allowing a defense expert to make a prohibited reference to smoking in a lung cancer-related medical malpractice case that resulted in a mistrial... no doctors informed her of t
The Legal Intelligencer
added Nov 6, 2014 15:44
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[Africa] Robert Mugabe says no whites may own land in Zimbabwe

has ordered the nation’s remaining white farmers to be booted off their farms in order that the land be given to black Zimbabweans. In the harshest official policy on race and land reform in a country that has been close to bankruptcy, the 90-year old au
Christian Science Monitor
added Jul 6, 2014 22:13
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