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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lolo Peak Fire, EpiPen Settlement, Trump's Beautiful Statues

Montana InciWeb: Lolo Peak Fire

Mylan Agrees to Pay $465 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability for Underpaying EpiPen Rebates
“Pharmaceutical companies Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. have agreed to pay $465 million to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly misclassifying EpiPen as a generic drug to avoid paying rebates owed primarily to Medicaid, the Justice Department announced today. Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. are both wholly owned subsidiaries of Mylan N.V., which is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.”

“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You..... ..can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also... ...the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!”

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Defunding Planned Parenthood, NAFTA

Planned Parenthood of AR, etc.  v.  Cindy Gillespie
“On August 14, 2015, Governor Hutchinson of Arkansas directed the Department to terminate its Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood. The Governor said in a public statement that it was “apparent . . . after the recent revelations on the actions of Planned Parenthood, that this organization does not represent the values of the people of our state and Arkansas is better served by terminating any and all existing contracts with them.” Context makes clear that the “recent revelations” to which the Governor referred were video recordings released by the Center for Medical Progress that purported to show employees of other Planned Parenthood affiliates discussing the sale of fetal tissue for profit.”

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
“On May 18, 2017, following consultations with relevant Congressional committees, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer informed Congress that the President intends to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico with respect to the NAFTA. Through these negotiations, the United States seeks to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the U.S. economy by improving U.S. opportunities to trade with Canada and Mexico….
For more information regarding upcoming key dates prior to commencement of negotiations, click here.”