Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, recently took action against more than 500 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved versions of prescription medicines, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products to American consumers.

Washington, DC - Anyone who has met me knows that I’m a proud Buffalonian. Buffalo, New York, is best known for being the birthplace of “Buffalo” chicken wings, a gateway to Niagara Falls, home to a professional football team that lost four consecutive super bowls, and, most notably, blizzard-prone. Another amazing thing about Buffalo is that it is where the first institute in the world devoted exclusively to cancer research, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), was established in 1898. RPCI is named for eminent surgeon Roswell Park, who recognized that, as lifespans grew longer, cancer would likely become a leading cause of illness and death in the future.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission launched a web page highlighting the work of the agency’s new Military Task Force, which is aimed at identifying the needs of military consumers and developing initiatives to empower servicemembers, veterans, and their families, including through law enforcement actions.

Washington, DC - Three years ahead of schedule, the solar industry has achieved the SunShot 2020 utility-scale goal. With rising solar deployment, SunShot is laying the groundwork for the future with new funding programs – including power electronics, concentrating solar power (CSP), and—coming soon—solar desalination. The office is also looking for you to weigh in on industry needs for integrated solar data and analysis. These stories and more in this edition of the SunShot newsletter.

San Diego, California - The California State University Board of Trustees is beginning the search for a new permanent president of San Diego State University as Sally Roush, appointed in May as interim president of SDSU, serves in this capacity.

San Diego, California - The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is making a major effort to turn things around for endangered wildlife this year by launching its biggest conservation fundraising campaign to date. The “Let’s Turn Things Around” drive kicked off Friday (FSeptember 22) to commemorate World Rhino Day, with the goal of raising $1 million by the end of the 2017 calendar year.