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[Massachusetts] Derrick Z. Jackson: Obesity, a new kind of smoke

Boston (MA) Globe
added May 9, 2012 12:00
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Lobbyists Look Forward to a Republican Senate

lobbyists will work to influence federal spending plans in areas such as labor, health and human services, and the environment. ...move on litigation reform built on bills including the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act and the Lawsuit Abuse Redu
National Law Journal
added Nov 5, 2014 10:03
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LARSEN: THE TROUBLE WITH AMICUS FACTS

today anyone can claim to be a factual expert...Facts submitted by amici are now funneled through the screen of advocacy. The result is that the Court is inundated with eleventh-hour, untested, advocacy- motivated claims of factual expertise.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:08
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Obama Administration Relaxes Lobbyist Ban

Some lobbyists can serve once again on federal agency committees and boards after the Obama administration changed a White House rule that barred them from the panels, according to guidance released by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday.
National Law Journal
added Aug 13, 2014 10:53
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SHERMAN / McNAMARA: Censorship in Your Doctor’s Office

a recent decision by the ...11th Circuit, everything a doctor says to a patient is “treatment,” not speech...Imagine if tobacco companies successfully lobbied for a law that prohibited doctors from asking patients whether they smoke. Some doctors may want
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2014 13:07
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GRAVES: Smoke gets in your eyes

The massive roadblock thrown in the path of medical science to educate the public on the dangers of tobacco smoking seems eerily similar to today's concerted denigration of climate scientists. The fundamental origin of the opposition is exactly the same
Bennington (VT) Banner
added Jul 24, 2014 10:55
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[Colorado] Beware of Big Marijuana’s growing power

Colorado is responding with mandatory testing for THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient, and a limit of 100 milligrams in any edible product. Is this enough? That will depend in part on how powerful Big Marijuana is allowed to become.
Wilmington (DE) News Journal
added Jun 17, 2014 17:00
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LEE: The Fatter the Wallet, the Louder the Voice

Politicians on both sides get set for the dole-outs post- 'McCutcheon,' and democracy is the loser....Permitting the wealthy few to monopolize the "marketplace of ideas," and drown out the voices of the nonwealthy many sways officials to forsake constitu
National Law Journal
added May 7, 2014 13:17
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[Europe, USA] Official warns EU-US trade deal at risk over investor cases ($$)

Negotiations to create a transatlantic free trade zone risk collapsing if the EU has to drop a provision giving investors the right to seek compensation before special arbitration panels, Europe's top trade official has warned.
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 28, 2014 15:36
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[USA] Nearly half of Americans believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, survey finds

and 18% believe in three or more, a new study has found.1 In the study, researchers conducted an internet survey of 1351 US adults, asking whether they had heard of six popular medical conspiracy theories and the level of their agreement with each of the
British Medical Journal
added Mar 22, 2014 23:38
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