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Daily Briefing: FDA Spying, BPA and Accretive

Daily Briefing: FDA Spying, BPA and Accretive

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Bisphenol A, estrogen mimicking compounds

FDA Scandal:whistleblower, who was spied upon by the FDA, had filed a lawsuit against his employer and stood to profit from his claims, Eric Lichtblau and Scott Shane report for the New York Times.

Medicaid Poll: A Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows that 67 percent of Americans favor Medicaid expansion, reports David Morgan for Reuters.

Debt Collection: Accretive Health has agreed to pay $2.5 million in a settlement without admitting any wrongdoing. The company is accused of aggressive debt collection tactics, reports Jessica Silver-Greenberg for the New York Times. Accretive stated that it had been treated unfairly and “bushwacked” by the Minnesota Attorney General, reports Elizabeth Stawicki for Minnesota Public Radio.

Bisphenol A: A maker of BPA-free plastics is suing scientists who found that their products gave off other estrogen-mimicking compounds, reports Jon Hamilton for NPR.

Infectious Disease: Seal pups that New Hampshire beachgoers found dead in 2011 seem to have been killed by a strain of influenza that jumped from birds. This sheds some light on how viruses might move from birds to humans, reports Carl Zimmer for the New York Times.

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