NIH celebrates FDA approval of long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its first approval of a long-acting HIV prevention medication. Developed by ViiV Healthcare, the medicine is long-acting cabotegravir injected once every two months. FDA has approved the medicine for use by adults and adolescents weighing at least 35 kilograms who are at risk of sexually acquiring HIV. This milestone marks a vital expansion of biomedical HIV prevention options available to people in the United States. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, thanks and congratulates everyone who led, conducted and participated in the research that led to this important development.

District Attorneys Granted Temporary Restraining Order Stopping Earlier Releases for Serious, Violent Criminals by CDCR

San Diego, California - San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Wednesday that she and 27 elected District Attorneys across California have been granted a temporary restraining order, by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei, preventing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from enacting an increase from 50% “good time” custody credits to 66% credits for inmates who have been previously convicted of one or more serious and violent crimes.

We Made 2021 Count, and We’re Going into 2022 with a Clear Vision to Protect Californians

Oakland, California - Looking back at 2021, California Attorney General Rob Bonta took the opportunity to highlight the California Department of Justice’s (DOJ) efforts to protect the people of California by investigating and prosecuting violations of the law, while advancing policies to ensure fairness and opportunity. Since Attorney General Bonta took office on April 23, 2021, the DOJ has continued to improve the lives of all Californians. As the People’s Attorney, Attorney General Bonta led efforts to advance justice for all — especially communities historically marginalized and overlooked — by defending and enforcing laws touching nearly all facets of life, including healthcare, environment, housing, public safety, and much more.

‘Watch-and-Taste’ TV

San Diego, California - Do you crave a taste of the dishes Chef Gordon Ramsay cooks up on his TV shows? If so, you may someday be able not only to watch how Ramsay, or any other of your favorite television cooks, put together their savory entrees, you’ll be able to actually taste them as you watch, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. 

Federal-State Clean Water Act Settlement Resolves Sewer Overflow Violations

Bensalem, Pennsylvania - The United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), filed a civil lawsuit against the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority (the Authority), alleging violations of the federal Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania Clean Steams Law. The violations primarily consist of sanitary sewer overflows – typically in the form of wastewater overflowing from manholes – and operation and maintenance violations under its state-issued permits. 

Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Nationwide Tax Fraud Scheme

Tampa, Florida - A Georgia man pled guilty Friday to conspiring to defraud the United States by promoting a nationwide tax fraud scheme to more than 200 participants in at least 19 states. He also pleaded guilty to helping others prepare and file false tax returns for individuals recruited to the scheme.