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2011-04-26 12:14:00

Rainbow Acres distributed raw milk in violation of federal law SILVER SPRING, Md., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has filed a complaint for permanent injunction against Daniel L. Allgyer, owner of the Rainbow Acres Farm, in Kinzers, Pa., for distributing unpasteurized (or "raw") milk for human consumption in interstate commerce. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The...

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2011-02-22 12:30:00

The Supreme Court decided on Tuesday that federal law shields vaccine makers from product-liability lawsuits in state court seeking damages for a child's injuries or death from a vaccine's side effects. The court ruled for Wyeth in a lawsuit brought by the parents of Hannah Bruesewitz, who suffered seizures as an infant after her third dose of a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine in 1992. Pfizer and other vaccine makers argued that a Supreme Court ruling for the plaintiffs could...

2010-12-03 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Winter Bee Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., has agreed to a civil penalty of $200,000. The penalty settlement (pdf), which has been accepted provisionally by the Commission, provides that Winter Bee must pay $40,000 of the $200,000 penalty. The Commission agreed to suspend $160,000 of the penalty because the firm demonstrated an inability to pay the full amount. The full...

2010-09-29 11:12:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog asked President Obama to issue an Executive Order freezing health insurance premiums to protect consumers from unjustified and unreasonable increases until new rules under the health reform law requiring public justification of unreasonable premium hikes take effect. Recently announced health insurance rate hikes go into effect as early as this Friday, October 1. "An Executive Order freezing premium increases until the...

2010-08-18 09:31:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In two cases that will have far-reaching implications for the way the Medicaid program is administered, Washington, DC and Maryland have begun to make comprehensive changes in the way they administer payments for nursing home residents -- a major sector of the Medicaid program. The two cases are Janigian v. District of Columbia (in the District) and E. Smith, et al. v. John Colmers, et al. (in Maryland). Both alleged violations of federal and...

2009-11-07 13:04:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops November 7 urged members of the House of Representatives to vote for the Stupak-Ellsworth Amendment to the health care reform. "The Stupak-Ellsworth-Pitts-Kaptur-Dahlkemper-Lipinski-Smith Amendment will keep in place current federal law on abortion funding and conscience protections in the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962)," they said. The letter was signed by Cardinal Justin Rigali, chair of the bishops'...

2009-11-06 14:32:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops sent an urgent message to the U.S. House of Representatives November 6, as House members steeped themselves in debate over procedures related to abortion and the health care reform bill. Moments before meeting to discuss proposed amendments to the bill, the bishops called for "a fair process" that would permit discussion of "an amendment to keep in place current federal law on abortion funding and conscience protections." Some...

2009-10-01 16:38:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a blast of six press releases today from various union and pro-union sources, backers of the Teamsters' effort to change federal law in order to organize port drayage truck drivers are severely misleading the public and encouraging the waste of taxpayers' funds to help organize unions. The press releases contain blatant falsehoods about the Clean Trucks Program in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the American Trucking...

2008-10-09 09:00:17

By IAN URBINA By Ian Urbina The New York Times Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states, including North Carolina, have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law. That's according to a review of state records and Social Security data by The New York Times. The actions do not seem to be coordinated by one party or the other, nor do they appear to be the result of election officials...

2008-09-16 12:00:40

By KELLEY BOUCHARD Two years ago, Biddeford Middle School was in a bad spot. For three years in a row, the school had failed to improve as expected under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. It was on the Maine Department of Education's priority list of public schools that needed to show progress on annual standardized reading and math tests. If its reading scores didn't start rising soon, the school risked being forced to restructure its administration, replace all or most of its staff...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.