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Federal Health Care Rule Tries to Roll Back LGBT Protections

The Trump administration has issued a new health care rule that ends protections against anti-LGBT discrimination. Specifically, it states that anti-discrimination rules do not cover gender identity and sex stereotyping. The media has portrayed this as mostly an attack against transgender people, who are certain to be especially vulnerable, but advocates point out that the… Read More »

Novartis could settle for $1B as part of federal kickback lawsuit: report

Six years after federal prosecutors first targeted Novartis for an alleged kickback scheme involving $ 10,000 dinners and fishing trips for doctors, signs pointed to the Swiss drugmaker finally having its day in court. Now, it looks like that may not happen. Novartis could be approaching a billion-dollar settlement with the U.S. government as part… Read More »