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Federal, state authorities step up efforts to prevent hoarding of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine

Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have received much attention as potential treatments. Interest in the drugs first sparked in early March after reports of promising test results in French and Chinese studies. In the French study, researchers reported in a non-peer-reviewed draft paper that 14 of 26 Covid-19 patients in their study […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Says Trump Doesn’t Understand The Word ‘Federal’ Or His Role In Pandemic

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) slammed Donald Trump’s inadequate action in the battle against the COVID-19 crisis, saying the president doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “federal” or the role he is supposed to fulfill. Trump responded during his Sunday press briefing, saying Pritzker is “always complaining.” On “State of the Union” Sunday morning, Pritzker […]

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Federal Judge Tosses Medicaid Work Requirements

Requiring Medicaid enrollees to work in order to qualify for benefits violates the purpose of the health care program for low-income people, a federal judge ruled Wednesday as he struck down a major health care priority for President Donald Trump’s administration. Last January, the Trump administration invited states to impose these requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries for […]

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Federal Plan To Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure Falls Short, Experts Say

Childhood lead experts across the country panned a federal action plan to reduce childhood lead exposure that the Trump administration unveiled on Wednesday, criticizing the strategy’s shortcomings, including its failure to commit to the elimination of lead poisoning, update federal standards and regulations with concrete timelines, and specify funding sources to implement its goals. Environmental […]

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Federal Prison In California Faces Multiple Investigations Over Dangerous Conditions

A federal prison complex home to roughly 880 inmates near Fresno, California, has endangered the health and safety of both inmates and staff through its neglect of basic facility services, triggering multiple federal investigations, whistleblowers told HuffPost. The Federal Correctional Institution Mendota is being investigated by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs […]

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Trump Supports Relaxing Federal Pot Laws, In Blow To Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump said Friday that he “probably” will support a new congressional bill that would prevent the federal government from interfering with states that legalize marijuana. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Thursday introduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Entrusting States (STATES) Act. The bold bill would allow businesses and individuals […]