De Soto Wildlife Refuge Once Again is Open, 5:32

May 13, 2019

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has joined forty-three other attorneys general in a lawsuit that alleges twenty of the country’s largest generic drug makers have conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate drug prices.

Miller says the suit argues that company executives worked together informally to increase prices up to one thousand percent for more than 100 different types of drugs.

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Just a huge range of drugs affecting people who have diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, HIV, ADHD, and others.

According to the suit, the drugs account for billions of dollars of sales in the U-S. It was filed in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut.

After flooding hit a western Iowa refuge nearly two months ago, it has reopened to the public today (Monday/yesterday).

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge in western Iowa (and eastern Nebraska) is open, but the boat ramps are closed, access is limited and some hiking trails are still flooded.

Peter Rea (RAY) is the refuge’s supervisory park ranger. He says the flooding has brought some animals to parts of the refuge they wouldn’t normally go to.

((0513rea   0:10)) There’s a lot of birds feeding in those flooded areas because it’s shallow water and there’s a lot of fish that are trapped so it’s kind of easy picking as far as feeding goes.

They even had a couple of unusual sightings, including a little blue heron, which is typically found in the southeast United States.

Rea says the staff is excited to see visitors enjoying the refuge again.