Sen. Bernie Sanders says ‘the very fabric of American democracy is in danger’ if progressive priorities are left out of Biden’s social-spending bill

Sanders said progressive priorities in the “Build Back Better” plan were crucial to US democracy. If they don’t pass, “the very fabric of American democracy is in danger,” he told reporters. Democrats are still trying to come to an agreement over the social-spending bill. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the progressive firebrand and chairmanContinue reading “Sen. Bernie Sanders says ‘the very fabric of American democracy is in danger’ if progressive priorities are left out of Biden’s social-spending bill”

New Filing Reveals Sinema Pads Campaign Coffers With More Pharma and Finance Funds

“This is what someone who’s bought and paid for looks like.” U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the right-wing Arizona Democrat obstructing her party’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill, is the recent beneficiary of six-figure largesse from pharma- and finance-linked donors apparently rewarding her opposition to the flagship social and climate investment legislation, according to campaign finance disclosures filedContinue reading “New Filing Reveals Sinema Pads Campaign Coffers With More Pharma and Finance Funds”

Cigarette maker Philip Morris to buy UK producer of respiratory treatments

Vectura withdraws support for Carlyle deal UK firm recommends Philip Morris offer Deal is second by Philip Morris in a week Shares jump 14% Tobacco group Philip Morris International agreed on Friday to buy Vectura (VEC.L) for 1.05 billions pounds ($1.44 billion), giving the U.S. firm access to the British drugmaker’s respiratory ailment treatments and inhaling deviceContinue reading “Cigarette maker Philip Morris to buy UK producer of respiratory treatments”

French pharma firm found guilty over medical scandal in which up to 2,000 died

Servier accused of covering up potentially fatal side-effects of the Mediator diabetes drug A French court has fined one of the country’s biggest pharmaceutical firms €2.7m (£2.3m) after finding it guilty of deception and manslaughter over a pill linked to the deaths of up to 2,000 people. In one of the biggest medical scandals in France,Continue reading “French pharma firm found guilty over medical scandal in which up to 2,000 died”

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