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Billions and billions: With Americans spending hundreds of billions on prescription medications every year, it’s no secret that big pharma is big business. And now, a new report shows that the top-selling brand-name prescription drugs in the U.S. earn more than $60 billion a year for their manufacturers.
Nope: Facing implacable opposition and a Sept. 30 deadline to pass a bill to repeal and replace large chunks of the Affordable Care Act, the Republican leadership in the Senate has decided not to vote on a measure that seemed destined to come up short of passage.
#Badvertising: Despite warnings from the federal government about posting stealth ads, it seems the Kardashian and Jenner brood either haven’t gotten the memo… or they’re choosing to ignore it.
Double dribbling: Adidas executives have been accused of bribing NCAA basketball players and coaches, with feds alleging that schools and student athletes were getting paid to lock players into deals with financial advisers, endorsers, and even tailors.
Dear Betsy: A group of 21 state attorneys general are demanding that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stop rolling back protections related to student loan borrowers.