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UN Bows To U.S. Demands, Waters Down Resolution To Help Survivors Of Sexual Violence In War

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.S. threat to veto U.N. Security Council action on sexual violence in conflict was averted on Tuesday after a long-agreed phrase was removed because President Donald Trump’s administration sees it as code for abortion, diplomats said. A German-drafted resolution was adopted after a reference was cut referring to the need […]

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U.S. Files First Criminal Charges Against Major Drug Distributor For Opioid Crisis

NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients’ safety. Rochester Drug Co-operative Inc (RDC), one of the 10 largest U.S. drug distributors, agreed […]

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U.S. May Enforce Stricter Vaccine Laws If States Don't, FDA Head Says

The federal government may step in to enforce drug vaccinations if states don’t do a better job, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief said. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, speaking to CNN on Tuesday, knocked “certain states” for granting “wide exemptions” to vaccine mandates after an outbreak of measles, once eliminated in the U.S., erupted in Washington […]