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Zantac Recall: Potential Zantac Cancer Risk from NDMA

January 8, 2020   |  
The FDA has issued a blanket Zantac recall covering brand name Zantac and generic equivalents containing ranitidine. 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. ***UPDATE: A Zantac recall has...
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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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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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Distracted Driving a Threat During Holiday Travel Season

More than 55 million Americans will hit the road this holiday season, according to a forecast by AAA. As highway traffic heats up, drivers must be increasingly wary of a growing threat: distracted driving. In 2017, distracted driving was blamed for more than 25,000 injuries and 152 deaths in North...
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Vitamin E Acetate Linked to Vaping-Related Lung Injury and Deaths

November 8, 2019   |  
Is vitamin E acetate responsible for the recent epidemic of e-cigarette and vaping product associated lung injury (EVALI)? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports it has reached a “breakthrough” in its investigation into the cause of a string of recent illnesses and deaths associated with e-cigarette use....
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Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Recall

October 20, 2019   |  
Johnson & Johnson has issued the first-ever recall of its popular baby powder after the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) discovered evidence of asbestos contamination. For years, Johnson & Johnson has denied allegations that its talc-based baby powder was contaminated with the potentially cancer-causing substance. In recent years, Johnson &...
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Chemical Pneumonia From Vaping

October 17, 2019   |  
As the EVALI outbreak continues across the United States (e-cigarette and vaping product use associated lung injury), many e-cigarette users have developed chemical pneumonia. What is chemical pneumonia? Chemical pneumonia is a dangerous form of pneumonia that can develop after inhaling chemicals that can inflame the lungs. Many chemicals can...
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EVALI – E-Cigarette & Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury

October 16, 2019   |  
What is EVALI? Following hundreds of reported cases and multiple deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has formally named the mysterious illness associated with JUUL and other e-cigarette use (otherwise known as “vaping”). The e-cigarette-related lung illness has been named EVALI, which stands for “e-cigarette or vaping...
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Durham Moped Accident Leaves One Dead After SUV Allegedly Runs Stop Sign

October 7, 2019   |  
WRAL reports that a Durham moped driver was killed in an accident early Monday. The moped crash, which reportedly occurred near the intersection of North Guthrie Ave. and Juniper Street in Durham, was allegedly due to another driver's negligence. Police say the driver of a black SUV failed to yield...
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Can JUUL cause cancer?

September 18, 2019   |  
With multiple deaths reportedly connected to e-cigarette usage (also known as “vaping”), health experts are taking a closer look at the long-term health risks associated with devices like JUULs. One of the most urgent questions is this: Can JUUL cause cancer? Though e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco, the liquid inside...
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