Showing posts from March, 2024

Wilde Lake student dies in townhouse fire in Hickory Ridge, Columbia, Maryland

A teen was found deceased by firefighters in a townhouse fire in the block of 11500 Shell Flower Lane in Columbia's Hickory Ridge community near Baltimore (Howard County) on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 about 7:30 p.m. Wilde Lake student dies in house fire - YouTube  - WBAL-TV Baltimore Community grieving following death of 15-year-old in Columbia house fire: 'Really struggling' - CBS Baltimore Hickory Ridge, Columbia, Maryland - Google Maps

Opill Daily Oral Contraceptive "Abortion Pill" ('Do Not Use as an Emergency Contraceptive') available on Amazon

Opill, a norgestrel pill, was launched on the company website and as a product available on Amazon on Monday, March 18, 2024. In 2023, subsidiary, HRA Pharma, received approval from the FDA to sell an over the counter women’s contraception drug Norgestrel -- progestin which is used in birth control pills sold under the brand name Opill. A pill known as Ovral is a combination pill including Norgestrel with ethinylestradiol (estrogen), and is a trademark of proprietor Wyeth LLC with Pfizer the licensed user on the label.  Wyeth was purchased by Pfizer in 2009. Although Opill has been called an abortion pill informally and in the news media, the box is labeled with DO NOT USE AS AN EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE. Norgestrel is marketed under a variety of brand names including Cyclacur, Cryselle, Cyclo-Progynova, Duoluton, Elinest, Eugynon, Microgynon, Lo/Ovral, Low-Ogestrel, Logynon, Microlut, Minicon, Nordette, Neogest, Ogestrel, Opill, Ovral, Ovran, Ovranette, Ovrette, Planovar, Prempak, Progy

Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro accused of fraud involving his personal vaccine records

Allegedly, former Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's vaccination records were falsified to suggest he was vaccinated against COVID-19 in Sao Paulo in July 2021. Allegedly, he was not in the city in July 2021. Bolonaro may be charged with crimes related to falsifying data in the country's public health system (SUS) and forming a criminal organization to evade public health rules. Bolsonaro has already been ruled ineligible for re-relection until 2030 for spreading electoral misinformation during the 2022 election. Bolsonaro lost to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the 2022 election.

US forces fly in helicopters to evacuate non-essential personnel at US embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The U.S. military (Southern Command) reported Sunday forces flew into Haiti via helicopters for security at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti and to assist departure nonessential personnel. Port-au-Prince is controlled by gangs. US Embassy neighborhood controlled by gangs U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince - Google Maps HQ72+J7M, Bd du 15 Octobre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Dominican Republic has closed land border with Haiti. VIOLENCE DESCRIBED ... Gang Attacks Major attacks on police stations Sporadic gunfire and casualties Uncontrolled fires Government buildings insecure due to influx of refugees. National Palace guards with armored truck attempted to establish security perimeter around one of the three downtown stations after police fought off an attack by gangs late Friday, March 8, 2024. Extended curfew activated. Haiti civilians are suffering due to fires, lack of defense against gangs, ongoing violence, influx of refugees, diminished supplies Haiti Travel Advisory  -- US Department of State Hai