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  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    US to Set Up Plan Allowing Prescription Meds From Canada

    The Trump administration said Wednesday it will create a way for Americans to legally and safely import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the first time, reversing years of refusals by health authorities amid a public outcry over high prices for life-sustaining medications. The move is a step toward fulfilling a 2016 campaign promise by President Donald Trump, and it...

  • Donald Trump May 23, 2018

    As Suspected Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, US Health Chief Pledges Action If Disease Spreads

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s top health official says the United States, the World Health Organization and its partners will “take the steps necessary” to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar stopped short of predicting whether the outbreak in Congo will be contained but praised WHO’s early response, vowing: “If it spreads,...

  • Coach Oct 3, 2017

    Interior Watchdog Investigating Sec. Zinke Over Charter Flights

    The Interior Department’s office of inspector general says it is investigating Secretary Ryan Zinke’s use of charter flights. Zinke disclosed last week that he has taken three charter flights, including a $12,375 late-night trip from Las Vegas to his home state of Montana. A spokeswoman for the inspector general’s office, Nancy DiPaolo, says the office is investigating.

  • Attorney General Jun 15, 2017

    Michigan Health Chief Charged in Flint Water Crisis Investigation

    Five people, including the head of Michigan’s health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had Legionnaires’ disease. Nick Lyon is the highest-ranking member of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration to be snagged in a criminal investigation of how Flint’s water system became...

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