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Sexual Assault and Child Abuse at Immigrant Detention Centers - A Manufactured Tragedy Multiplied

Last week, immigrant rights advocates told The Nation that a 6-year-old girl who had been forcibly separated from her mother as a result of the Trump Administration's “zero-tolerance” policy was sexually abused not once, but twice.  The detention facility, located near Phoenix, Arizona, is operated by a “non-profit” organization known as Southwest Key Programs, which runs 26 such f

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Hidden Carcinogen in Common Blood Pressure Medications Casts More Doubts Over China's Drug Industry

Last month, the China-based Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Company informed the European Medicines Agency that one of their products used in the treatment of hypertension, known as valsartan, had been contaminated with a chemical known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This substance is a known carcinogen that is used by researchers to intentionally produce cancer in laboratory rats. 

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The Cook Celect IVC Filter: a Tale of Two Studies

It was the best of filters – so the manufacturer claimed. It turned out to be the worst of filters. An early study involving the Cook Celect Vena Cava Filter indicated the device was incredible. Another study, published three years later, demonstrated otherwise.

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Texas Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Raping the 4-Year-Old Daughter of an Undocumented

José Nuñez (age 47) was arrested for the “super aggravated sexual assault” of a 4-year-old girl whose mother is an undocumented immigrant. Nuñez threatened to report the woman to immigration authorities if she filed a complaint about the incident. The arrest took place only after the woman finally sought medical help for her daughter. According to Sheriff Javier Salazar, the sexual abuse may have been going on for years – and Nuñez’ young victim may not be the only one.

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