If you are interested in watching Wednesday’s third and last Presidential debate here in Orange County there are a few locations where folks will be gathering, for free, to watch the fireworks, including:
YLWD Holds Special Meeting on Water Rate Referendum
The Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD) is holding a special meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. to address the water rate referendum signed by over 5500 Water District customers and circulated by the Yorba Linda Taxpayers Association and concerned citizens. We urge members of the community and the media to attend this historic event. Continue reading
As he did to Toyota Motors in Torrance per our post earlier this month, Orange County’s District Attorney will now take on a collection of deep-pockets, perfectly legitimate American drug firms for their legal manufacture and “deceptive marketing” of FDA-approved painkillers.
Buried in both the OC Register and the LA Times last week were two stories:
OCR: O.C. D.A., Santa Clara County sue opioid makers for deaths. We noted the Register is even taking some credit for the suit, saying it was “filed after an extensive series of Register columns over three years blaming much of the epidemic on drug companies”.
Per the Times:
Two California counties sued five of the world’s largest narcotics manufacturers on Wednesday, accusing the companies of causing the nation’s prescription drug epidemic by waging a “campaign of deception” aimed at boosting sales of potent painkillers such as OxyContin. Officials from Orange and Santa Clara counties — both hit hard by overdose deaths, emergency room visits and escalating medical costs associated with prescription narcotics — contend the drug makers violated California laws against false advertising, unfair business practices and creating a public nuisance
… In Orange County, where the lawsuit alleges there is a painkiller-related death every other day, Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas said he decided to pursue the case “as a matter of public protection… Named in the suit are: Actavis, Endo Health Solutions Inc., Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Cephalon Inc.”
Chapman University legal expert John Eastman spoke to today’s Supreme Court decisions on KFI’s John and Ken Show this afternoon. Here’s a link to the five o’clock podcast: http://tinyurl.com/nmchhxl. Program host John Kobylt, operating solo this week, can be an overbearing loudmouth — but he understood he was dealing with someone who really knew what he was talking about, so he appropriately stayed out of the way. Eastman, formerly Chapman’s Law School Dean, was on for two segments, about 20 minutes, in the most listened-to drive-time radio program in California.