Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - In response to the opioid abuse epidemic, today Dr. Robert Califf, the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco, along with other FDA leaders, called for a far-reaching action plan to reassess the agency’s approach to opioid medications. The plan will focus on policies aimed at reversing the epidemic, while still providing patients in pain access to effective relief.
Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Munich, Germany, from February 10–14 to participate in the 52nd Munich Security Conference. While in Munich, he will attend an International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting to discuss how to accelerate an end to the Syrian conflict. Secretary Kerry will also have a series of bilateral and multilateral meetings.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the finalization of new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products, as well as in raw chicken breasts, legs, and wings. Based on scientific risk assessments, FSIS estimates that implementation of these standards will lead to an average of 50,000 prevented illnesses annually.
Washington, DC - Secretary Kerry announced today that the United States is providing nearly $601 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This new funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $5.1 billion since the start of the crisis. Secretary Kerry also announced more than $290 million in U.S. development assistance for education to Jordan and Lebanon.
Sacramento, California - The final defendant in a shoplifting ring that stole over $2.5 million in retail goods and resold them on eBay was sentenced today to three years in prison, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Fresno, California - Monday, after a seven-day trial, a federal jury found Joaquin Cuenca, 38, of San Diego, guilty of three counts of wire fraud in a scheme to fraudulently obtain bonuses in a recruitment program for the California National Guard, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.