WASHINGTON, D.C. – American pharmaceutical company Merck has agreed to pay $950 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims related to its promotion and marketing of the painkiller Vioxx®, the Justice Department announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tom Harkin (D-IA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) commended Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Player’s Association for taking action against smokeless tobacco use both on and off the field.
Forty-eight years ago today, on Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
From The Center for Public Integrity: The three pillars of what’s often dubbed Newt Inc. — two for-profit groups and one defunct political committee — raked in more than $105 million in revenue and donations from 2001 through 2010 while Newt Gingrich was eyeing a political comeback.
From The Center for Public Integrity: Darcy Parmer ran into trouble soon after she started her job as a fraud analyst at Wells Fargo Bank. Her bosses, she later claimed, were upset that she was, well, finding fraud.
From The Center for Public Integrity: In April 2006, Rachel Steinmetz, a senior loan underwriter at GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, flagged a loan application supported, she said, by a trio of frauds — overstated income, an overstated appraisal and a fake tenant lease agreement.
From The Center for Public Integrity: For the last three presidential elections, mega bundler Rudy Boschwitz has helped raise millions of dollars for Republicans running for the White House.
From The Center for Public Integrity: One of the reasons why Congress has been largely unable to make the American health care system more efficient and equitable is because of the stranglehold lobbyists for special interests have on the institution.
From The Center for Public Integrity: On her website, Rep. Diane Black asks constituents to join advisory panels in her Tennessee district. “I believe the best ideas to solve our nation’s problems will come from people like you,” Black writes, “not Washington bureaucrats and special interest groups.”
by James Devine LINDEN — The battle between ShopRite and Walmart is one taxpayers should know about because the deck is stacked against a company with a reputation of caring for the community, good shopping values, generous treatment of employees…