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Congresswoman Kelly Votes to Lower Drug Prices for Illinois Families

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Congresswoman Kelly Votes to Lower Drug Prices for Illinois Families

Congresswoman Kelly Votes to Lower Drug Prices for Illinois Families Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a member of the Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, released this statement Thursday Dec. 12, 2019 regarding the passage of the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3): “Too many…

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Man body slammed by Chicago Police deserved it

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Man body slammed by Chicago Police deserved it

Man body slammed by Chicago Police deserved it Too often the media and public focus on the actions of police rather than on the actions of criminals. Recently, a man who allegedly was drinking spit in the face of a police officer who tried to detain him. He licked the officer’s face and spit in…

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E. Coli Outbreak Possibly Linked to Romaine Lettuce

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E. Coli Outbreak Possibly Linked to Romaine Lettuce

E. Coli Outbreak Possibly Linked to Romaine Lettuce Do not buy or eat romaine lettuce from the Salinas growing region The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), as well as public…

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Lipinski introduces bill to end prescription price gouging

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Lipinski introduces bill to end prescription price gouging

Lipinski introduces bill to end prescription price gouging Lipinski Introduces Legislation to End Price Gouging on Life-Sustaining Prescription Drugs Congressman Lipinski speaks on the House floor on H.R. 5039, his legislation to end price gouging on life-sustaining prescription drugs for seniors. As seen in The Hill Congressman Lipinski recently introduced the Life-Sustaining Prescription Drug Relief…

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Fourth Illinois resident dies after vaping related lung injury

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Fourth Illinois resident dies after vaping related lung injury

Fourth Illinois resident dies after vaping related lung injury The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a fourth Illinois resident who had recently been hospitalized with lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products (EVALI).  At this time, a total of 179 people in Illinois, ranging in…

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Lipinski Introduces Legislation to Combat Price-Gouging on Life-Sustaining Drugs

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Lipinski Introduces Legislation to Combat Price-Gouging on Life-Sustaining Drugs

Lipinski Introduces Legislation to Combat Price-Gouging on Life-Sustaining Drugs Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has introduced legislation to lower the cost of life-sustaining prescription drugs for seniors and others on Medicare.  It allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to leverage the purchasing power of the federal government along with prescription drug pricing data…

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