Friday, February 22, 2019

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades there was asbestos in its baby powder says...

The company "fretted over the problem and how to address it while failing to disclose it to regulators or the public."

Paul Ryan fundraised with health insurance lobbying firm just before his powerpoint

Records show Ryan spent much of the year flying to resorts and huddling with lobbyists to raise huge amounts of cash to maintain his party’s control of the House of Representatives.

Vermont Senate Votes To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Vermont is on pace to become the first state legislature to legalize cannabis.

From across the country, gifts of tiny houses arrive for Standing Rock

How five large trees in remote Oregon ended up as winter housing for water protectors, including their first newborn baby.
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Scientists: Climate change may wipe out third of world’s parasites, with disastrous ripple effects

The loss of species of lice, fleas and worms could have profound ripple effects on the environment and might pave the way for new parasites to colonize humans and other animals with disastrous health outcomes.

Donald Trump’s death panels

The real death panels are coming.

In a victory for reproductive rights, judge blocks Trump’s attempt to rollback birth control...

"Today is a good day. Because of this injunction, women in 13 states can still access birth control under the ACA."

You Don’t Matter to Drugmakers

Big pharma executives are going all out to paint themselves as the good guys — just not to you.

The moral travesty of Trumpcare

So what do we do now? We fight.

Kellogg’s and Mars Announce GMO Labeling as Big Food Cracks

Both Mars and Kellogg’s are from the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) coalition of Big Food that has been fighting against GMO labeling in the U.S. for the past few years.