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St. Louis’s Infamous Arch Riddled with Asbestos?

February 5, 2016

Construction workers in St. Louis, Missouri cut into asbestos piping on November 3rd while building an underground museum for the infamous Gateway Arch, St. Louis’s most modern and expensive landmark. When contractors discovered the asbestos piping, the work site was closed down and remained closed until a thorough battery of testing revealed that it no… Read More


World Cancer Day Kicks off 3-Year Campaign on February 4th

February 4, 2016

On February 4th, World Cancer Day, people from all around the globe will unite in the battle against a disease which has taken so much from so many. Organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the mission of World Cancer Day is to, “save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness… Read More


Opposed on All Fronts, FACT Act Unlikely to Become Law

February 3, 2016

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (H.R. 1927). If passed, it will go to President Obama for a signature. This mashed-together bill passed through the House a month ago and combines the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (H.R 526) with… Read More


Hospital Mergers and Monopolies Put Pressure on Patients

February 2, 2016

In 2016, both individuals and businesses can expect to spend more on health care as insurers and providers negotiate the costs of expanding coverage under the Affordable Care Act. In Massachusetts, The Boston Globe has reported that, over the past decade, rising health care costs have outpaced the incomes of families, with some premiums rising… Read More


Obama Promises to Veto FACT Act and Protect Asbestos Victims

February 1, 2016

The huge corporations tied to the asbestos industry and their Republican puppets in Congress have won a battle, but they won’t win the war. President Obama is making sure of that. The House of Representatives recently passed the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2015” (H.R. 1927) with… Read More


Trump’s Hypocrisy on Supporting 9/11 First Responders Shows Lack of Integrity

January 29, 2016

It’s been a whole year of this, and from the get-go it was clear: Donald Trump is the reigning king of talk. His blustering, unabashed rhetoric taps into a pervasive anger among many Americans while still managing to sidestep any concern for detail or specifics. Like a tyrant or a warlord from another era, Trump… Read More


Jon Stewart Joins 9/11 First-Responder Honored with Key to the City

January 28, 2016

Retired New York firefighter, Ray Pfeifer spent his 27-year career fighting the blazes to save lives day after day. Then, on and after September 11th, he searched for months through the World Trade Center rubble for survivors and, eventually, the remains of his fellow firefighters and other victims. Pfeifer’s battle didn’t end in the dust… Read More


To the Father, Son, & Holy Profit

January 27, 2016

In the 1976 film Network, a distraught newscaster named Howard Beale throws aside his news copy to deliver some truth. He rants and raves about the sorry state of affairs in the world and declares, in what would become Hollywood gospel: “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” He… Read More


Exclusive Interview with Director Chris Bell on His Latest Documentary Prescription Thugs

January 26, 2016

The week before director Chris Bell’s latest documentary, Prescription Thugs, hit theaters, prescription drug abuse had already captivated the nation. Just 22 days into the New Year, 968 people had died from prescription-drug overdose. The culprit? Yep. You guessed it: Big Pharma. With the nation’s biggest pharmaceutical companies focusing on quarterly profits at the expense… Read More


New York’s Asbestos Hotspot: the Region with the Most Asbestos-Related Deaths

January 25, 2016

When people picture the city of Buffalo, they maybe envision the city’s die-hard sports fans, heavy industry, and the region’s famed spicy chicken wings. Most people don’t associate the city with one of its less glamorous qualities: people dying from exposure to asbestos. Buffalo and the surrounding region in New York state are reporting some… Read More