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FDA Approves Medicine Imports From Canada

Jake Johnson Common Dreams
The FDA's decision is "a win for consumers and for Bernie Sanders, who first spearheaded bus trips to Canada 25 years ago," wrote David Sirota, a former Sanders campaign adviser.

Fiscal Footnote: Senate Gift to Drug Maker

By ERIC LIPTON and KEVIN SACK The New York Times
Just two weeks after pleading guilty in a major federal fraud case, Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology firm, scored a largely unnoticed coup on Capitol Hill: Lawmakers inserted a paragraph into the "fiscal cliff" bill that did not mention the company by name but strongly favored one of its drugs.
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