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JUUL Suspends Sale of Fruit-Flavored “Pods” in Canada

January 19, 2020   |  
JUUL, North America’s largest e-cigarette manufacturer, will suspend sales of its fruit-flavored vaping products in Canada as the company continues to grapple with increasing legal and political scrutiny for its role in the vaping epidemic. JUUL is accused of deliberately targeting underage youth with “fun” flavors like mango, cucumber and...
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100 Billion Pain Pills: Report Casts Alarming New Light on Opioid Crisis

January 19, 2020   |  
More than 100 billion doses prescription painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone were shipped throughout the United States from 2006 to 2014, according to disturbing new data from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The report was released by the government following an extensive legal challenge by The Washington Post and the Charleston...
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EPA & Justice Dept. Side with Bayer in Roundup Lawsuit

January 19, 2020   |  
The United States government has sided with Bayer AG (formerly Monsanto) in a lawsuit alleging that the company’s popular herbicide, Roundup, causes non-Hodgkins lymphoma and other forms of cancer. In a “friend of the court” briefing, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Justice Department said that glyphosate, the active...
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Pharmacies File Opioid Lawsuit Against Doctors in Ohio

January 10, 2020   |  
Major drug store chains have filed a lawsuit against hundreds of medical doctors in Ohio, claiming that they overprescribed painkillers and bear at least partial responsibility for the opioid epidemic. These opioid lawsuits are just the latest in a series of legal action involving opioid manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies and, now,...
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Zantac Recall Update: Potential Zantac Cancer Risk from NDMA

January 8, 2020   |  
New test results from an independent lab are increasing pressure on the FDA to issue a blanket Zantac recall. In October 2019, the FDA warned that Zantac (otherwise known by its generic name, ranitidine) may contain elevated levels of NDMA, a chemical that can potentially cause cancer. A Zantac recall...
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New Mexico Files Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

January 6, 2020   |  
The State of New Mexico has become the first state to file a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. In a court filing in January 2020, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Baldera alleged that Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos contamination in its popular talc-based Baby Powder and continued...
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Social Security Phone Scams: SSA Issues Urgent Alert

January 3, 2020   |  
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued an urgent alert to citizens regarding an alarming increase in Social Security phone scams. According to Andrew Saul, SSA commissioner, Social Security phone scams “harm vulnerable Americans and erode public trust in Social Security.” Saul noted that “Our programs require the public to...
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Vaping Ban: FDA Cracks Down on Flavored E-Cigarette Products

January 3, 2020   |  
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new rules that will ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products. Banning flavored vaping products follows months of public debate over the health risks of e-cigarettes, as thousands of cases of EVALI (e-cigarette and vaping product associated lung injury) have been reported...
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Realignment of Central Heights Road in Goldsboro Threatens Private Property

December 20, 2019   |  
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has announced plans to move forward with TIP Project U-5724, a realignment of Central Heights Road in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The project will involve the taking of private land under the government’s power of eminent domain. The realignment, which affects Central Heights Rd....
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Are Military Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Allowed? Yes, Under New Law

December 20, 2019   |  
Military medical malpractice lawsuits can be expected following passage of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Under provisions of the new law, military service men and women will finally be allowed to hold the government accountable for injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of negligent medical care provided by...
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