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AP's Puerto Rico article was biased

10 October 2017, 12:37 | Damon Campbell

The officers will deploy for two weeks before returning and being replaced by a next group of 10 officers.

"We do have several teachers here who have extended family in Puerto Rico, and we were all waiting with them to hear that everyone was OK, and it took several days, and I know what that's like to wait, to know whether or not you have a loved one that is OK", said parent Jacqueline Balandra.

Two dozen MA police officers boarded a plane to Puerto Rico Saturday evening, leaving the mainland to provide much-needed aid more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Ruiz traveled to the island on September 9 to enjoy a cruise with relatives, but after returning to port, she was stuck there because of Hurricane Maria. The FDA said medicines and medical devices account for about 30 percent of Puerto Rico's gross domestic product, and about 80 percent of those products are used by residents of Puerto Rico and the 50 states. She believes she can to do her part by volunteering her time in events such as the Global Café.

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"Puerto Rico has suffered the impact of two major hurricanes, and as a result now they're facing life-threatening situations".

Medicines made in Puerto Rico include AstraZeneca's cholesterol drug Crestor, antibiotics and drugs for inflammation from Pfizer and Roche's Accu-Chek blood sugar test strips for diabetics.

The governor said he will reiterate to a congressional delegation visiting Puerto Rico today the need for urgent action, due to the magnitude of the challenges.

At least for now, drugmakers say they should be able to prevent shortages by moving around inventory and, in some cases, increasing production at factories in other locations already making those products. Those facilities will benefit not only those areas, but also the island as a whole, he pointed out. "Things we might not even think of", she said.



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