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Update: Little Rock Clinic, Pharmacy Raided in Prescription Drug Crackdown

Update: Little Rock Clinic, Pharmacy Raided in Prescription Drug Crackdown
Little Rock Police and federal officials made early-morning raids Wednesday in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Federal drug agents raided medical clinics, pharmacies and other locations across the South on Wednesday, wrapping up what a federal official called a long-running crackdown on prescription drug abuse.
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ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case

ConAgra Foods has agreed to pay $11.2 million in criminal fines and forfeitures to settle a charge that the company shipped salmonella-tainted Peter Pan peanut butter from its Georgia plant more than eight years ago.
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Mountain Pure Sues Supplier for Selling Resin Mixed With Metal

Even though the assets of the water bottling company were sold last year after a foreclosure auction on the steps of the Pulaski County Courthouse, John Stacks retained control of the shell of the company.
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