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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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Minimum Age for Tobacco & E-Cigarette Purchases to Be Raised to 21

December 16, 2019   |  
Congress appears ready to permanently ban the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21. The new regulations are expected to be included in the budget for the federal government for 2020, currently being negotiated among lawmakers in Washington. Raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco...
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Does the Judge Matter in Social Security Disability Cases?

December 16, 2019   |  
We’ll just get to the point: Yes, when applying for Social Security disability benefits, the judge matters. An administrative law judge (known as an “ALJ”) is empowered to rule on whether or not an individual qualifies for disability, in the event that individual is initially denied benefits and decides to...
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No Means No: North Carolina Updates Sexual Assault Law

December 12, 2019   |  
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recently signed legislation that reforms North Carolina’s sexual assault laws, extends the statute of limitations for civil suits against perpetrators of child abuse, and includes other safety protection measures for children. The new legislation will allow North Carolina prosecutors to charge and possibly convict people...
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