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Big Pharma should cut ad spending to fight climate change

If Big Pharma actually cares about the environment, there are plenty of areas they can become more sustainable without risking lives.
Trumpcare and climate change will have the same victims.
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Trumpcare and climate change will have the same victims.

Advocates are working hard to connect the dots between climate change and healthcare policy for lawmakers.

In May, when Melissa Mays heard that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act, the Flint, Michigan, resident raced to Washington, D.C.

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Drug-addled WV county files suit against pain-pill shippers.

The elected leaders of West Virginia’s poorest and most drug-ravaged county are suing the nation’s three largest prescription drug distributors.

Drug-addled WV county files suit against pain-pill shippers

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Ballot Bullies: How corporations learned to love direct democracy.

No state quite matches the high-roller financial showdown that happens every election season in California. Our ability to attract big spenders on the initiatives, referenda and state constitutional amendments that confront an increasingly confused electorate is unparalleled.

It’s been 105 years since California voters were granted, by a progressive governor and his forward-thinking allies, the right to make laws at the ballot box. We were not the first to gain the privilege; 11 states got there first. Today 24 states allow for direct legislation, which they exercise with varying degrees of intensity when the need arises.

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The chemistry of a US presidency.

Election season sees a chemical industry unenthusiastic about either candidate, and a research community overwhelmingly backing the Democratic nominee.

BY REBECCA TRAGER27 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Our water is full of drugs and we don't know their effects.

Water reuse means we are all consuming a cocktail of other people's leftover medicines. In other words, pick up a glass, fill it from the tap and take a sip. You have just had a tiny dose of the pill your neighbour took days before. But measuring impacts is almost impossible.

By Anthony King

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Doctors called to action over health effects of climate change.

Climate change is the greatest global health threat of the 21st century, one of Canada’s leading advocates on the subject, Dr. James Orbinski, told physicians attending the Canadian Medical Association annual meeting Monday.

Vancouver — Climate change is the greatest global health threat of the 21st century, one of Canada’s leading advocates on the subject, Dr. James Orbinski, told physicians attending the Canadian Medical Association annual meeting Monday, urging them to do more to lessen harms.

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