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The Climate Deniers Are Using the Same Tactics as the Tobacco Industry

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) released its fifth report "debunking" the findings of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. According to the NIPCC report, which was published by the conservative think tank the
added Apr 9, 2014 15:20

Actos Lawsuit Results in Landmark $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict

first federal case involving the development of bladder cancer from side effects of Actos, awarding $1.5 million in compensatory damages and an additional $9 billion in punitive damages against Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly. (Saiontz & Kirk, P.A.)
added Apr 10, 2014 11:06
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Crafty alcohol advertising directed at US adolescents through music and branding

A new study of linkages between adolescents' involvement with music containing alcohol-brand mentions and their alcohol-related behaviors has found strong and independent associations between the two.
Medical Xpress (
added Apr 8, 2014 22:40

Heartland Institute's Smoke And Mirrors Attempt To Debunk Consensus Science

Fox News is suggesting a report by the Heartland Institute "debunked" a top climate change report while obscuring the background of the organization, which previously denied the science demonstrating the dangers of tobacco and secondhand smoke.
Media Matters for America (blog)
added Apr 8, 2014 18:27

EMISON: Actos Bellwether Trial: $9 Billion Verdict for Plaintiffs

Louisiana jury ordered Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. to pay $9 billion in punitive damages ... award likely stems from evidence that Takeda lost or destroyed critical documents from at 46 employees and sa
The Legal Examiner
added Apr 10, 2014 11:01
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Supreme Court strikes down limits on federal campaign donations

The Supreme Court’s divisive decision Wednesday striking down a Watergate-era limit on campaign contributions was the latest milestone for conservative justices who are disassembling a campaign finance regime they feel violates free-speech rights.
Washington Post
added Apr 2, 2014 23:07
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Cap

The 5-to-4 decision, with the court’s more conservative members in the majority, echoed Citizens United, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions.
New York Times
added Apr 2, 2014 23:05
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[Massachusetts] Ban proposed on public consumption of marijuana in Marshfield

have introduced a bylaw for annual Town Meeting that would essentially ban the public consumption of marijuana in town out of concern for public safety and secondhand smoke. “I feel that marijuana use will be on the rise, that it’ll be more readily availa
Wicked Local (MA)
added Apr 2, 2014 07:44

Teens Smoke Coffee Beans In Cigarettes For Caffeine High: Does Trend Pose Any Health Risks For 'Bean Heads'?

While drinking a cup of coffee might not kill anyone, smoking caffeine could lead to undesirable side effects such as difficulty breathing, dizziness, vomiting, and hallucinations, according to WCCB. These effects can be very similar to those of a caffein
Medical Daily
added Apr 1, 2014 16:31

INADMISSIBLE: Kirkland Partner Eyes White House Post ($$)

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Kirkland & Ellis' Washington office, is the leading contender to replace White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler when she steps down, according to five Washington attorneys following the selection process who spo
National Law Journal
added Apr 1, 2014 11:50
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