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Drug Industry Tries to Slip $4 Billion Windfall Into Opioid Bill
• September 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Robert Pear, The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Drug companies usually get what they want in public-policy battles on Capitol Hill, but a move by the pharmaceutical industry to grab $4 billion from the federal Treasury in a bill that is supposed to address the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic is meeting fierce resistance.
EPA eases rules on how coal ash waste is stored across U.S.
• July 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule Tuesday to overhaul requirements for handling the toxic waste produced by burning coal, providing more flexibility to state and industry officials who had sought a rollback of restrictions put in place in 2015.
Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials
• July 08, 2018 12:00 PM
A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.