Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - State Department: "We are horrified by the reports that the Assad regime’s airstrikes yesterday in Raqqah, Syria, killed dozens of civilians and demolished residential areas. We have consistently condemned the regime’s violence directed against civilians and its ongoing human rights abuses and violations of international law, including murder, hostage-taking, enforced disappearances, torture, rape, sexual violence, and the indiscriminate use of barrel bombs.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
San Diego, California - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas applauds federal grant funding awarded to Family Health Centers of San Diego and San Ysidro Health Center in San Diego County, and Campesinos Unidos, INC. in Imperial County.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring November 27, 2014, as Thanksgiving Day in the State of California.
Washington, DC - Global medical technology company Medtronic, Inc. has agreed to divest the drug-coated balloon catheter business of Ireland-based medical products company Covidien plc, in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien would likely be anticompetitive. Under the FTC’s proposed settlement, Medtronic will sell the drug-coated balloon catheter business to a Colorado-based medical device company, The Spectranetics Corporation.
Washington, DC - Global pharmaceutical company Novartis AG has agreed to divest Habitrol, its nicotine replacement therapy patch, to settle FTC charges that its consumer health care products joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) would likely be anticompetitive. GSK currently sells its own nicotine replacement patch, Nicoderm CQ.