Ukraine aid bill advances in Senate
Russian military personnel surround a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoe, Crimea, on March 19. Ukrainian troops have been encircled by pro-Russian forces in their bases for days.
March 24th, 2014
06:47 PM ET
7 months ago

Ukraine aid bill advances in Senate

(CNN) - A Ukrainian aid package that previously stalled on Capitol Hill cleared a procedural hurdle on Monday as senators agreed to begin debating the bill this week.

The vote was 78 to 17 and came on the same day that the United States and other industrialized powers stepped up their pressure on Russia over the annexation of Crimea.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Russia • Senate • Ukraine
Senate approves bill to improve safety of compounded drugs
November 18th, 2013
03:50 PM ET
11 months ago

Senate approves bill to improve safety of compounded drugs

Washington (CNN) - The Senate Monday approved a bill to give the Food and Drug Administration oversight of large compounding pharmacies to insure they meet the agency's strict safety standards.

The legislation grew out of a deadly outbreak of meningitis last year at the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.
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