Posts Tagged “drugs”

Marijuana sales exceed $10 million during first week in Illinois

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Marijuana sales exceed $10 million during first week in Illinois

Marijuana sales exceed $10 million during first week in Illinois Pritzker Administration Announces Sales Figures for First Weekend of Adult-Use Cannabis, Applicant Totals for Dispensary Licenses. State’s new adult-use cannabis industry generated over $10 million in sales in first days; Preliminary estimates show that of 700 total applicants for May 1 dispensary licenses, more than 600…

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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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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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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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Sanders and Cummings blast Drug Company obstruction of Generic Drug price hike probe

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Sanders and Cummings blast Drug Company obstruction of Generic Drug price hike probe

Sanders and Cummings blast Drug Company obstruction of Generic Drug price hike probe Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent letters to Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Mylan N.V., and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., opening an investigation…

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Downers Grove man pleads guilty to drug-induced homicide in death of 15-year-old exchange student

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Downers Grove man pleads guilty to drug-induced homicide in death of 15-year-old exchange student

Downers Grove man pleads guilty to drug-induced homicide in death of 15-year-old exchange student DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that a Downers Grove man has entered a plea of guilty to supplying a fatal dose of methadone to a fifteen-year-old foreign exchange student from Spain. Francis Emanuele, 38 (d.o.b. 3/20/1980) of…

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction Two issues continue to bother me. The first is the imbalance and lack of justice in the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the lack of attention to the criminal behavior of the victim Laquan McDonald. The second is the increasing amount…

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Orland Fire joins class action lawsuit to block Opioid addiction

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Orland Fire joins class action lawsuit to block Opioid addiction The Orland Fire Protection and 13 other municipalities including several from the southwest suburbs have filed a class action suit against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of opioid-based prescription drugs, and 26 other defendants accused of downplaying the negative impact of opioids on users and fueling…

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Anti-Drug Industry Media Firestorm: Unscientific, Dishonest, Dangerous

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Anti-Drug Industry Media Firestorm: Unscientific, Dishonest, Dangerous Guest columnists Sandip Shah and Helen Shao argue that drug companies are being unfairly criticized, that development of drugs costs far more than media claims. Drug research is expensive By Sandip Shah and Helen Shao Have drug companies been lying about their development costs to justify high prices?…

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Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis

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Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis

Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis Sports figures, community leaders and activists warned Wednesday that heroin and opioid use has reached a crisis stage in suburban Chicagoland and is rising across the country. At a forum organized by the Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD), the National Football Players Fathers Association (NFPFA), Cook County…

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