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Oral contraceptives are powerful and effective drugs which can cause side effects in some users and should not be used at all by some women. The most serious known side effect is blood clotting, which can be fatal.” — from the label on packages sold in the U.S. of Ovulen, a birth control pill made by G. D. Searle Co.

“No significant increase has been observed in incidence of thrombophlebitis [blood clotting] or any of its complications in women taking oral contraceptives. — from a promotional booklet about Ovulen distributed by G. D. Searle Co. in Colombia.

Should be restricted to use for their antipyretic [fever-reducing] effect in serious or life-threatening situations. ” — from the U.S. label for Dipyrone, a painkiller made by Sterling Drug Inc.

“…an indispensable supplement in the initial and continuing treatment of very varied minor ailments which constitute a good portion of medical practice. In daily practice many opportunities to prescribe Conmel will be found. ” — from material for doctors in Brazil by Sterling’s Brazilian subsidiary, which sells Dipyrone under the name of Conmel.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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