Cyanide Killed the Coyote

Poisoning the environment

Pocatello, Idaho is known for its moderately cold winters, outdoor activities, and metropolitan light life.  The Bannock County seat is also home to Pocatello Supply Depot, a manufacturer of M-44 cyanide devices.  These items are used to kill off predators of livestock, such as coyotes, but have also injured people and pets.  In response to this environmental dilemma, wildlife activist groups have filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.  The US Department of Justice is handling the case for the defense.  Read more

Big Pharma Company Settles with Idaho for $1.7 Million

Pills, by Flickr user "higlu", licensed via Creative Commons.Watson, which is among the top five generic drug companies in the world recently agreed to pay $1.7 million to the state of Idaho to settle allegations of consumer fraud. The consumer, in this case, being the government. Lawrence Wasden, the Idaho Attorney General, filed lawsuits in 2007 against various pharmaceutical companies, Watson included. These lawsuits were meant to recover taxpayer money, claiming the pharmaceutical companies earned extra money unlawfully by reporting an inflated price for their generic drugs.

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