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Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 03:35 AM EDT

Chaotic Talks Show Challenge of Reaching Opioid Settlement

Chaotic Talks Show Challenge of Reaching Opioid Settlement

For months, the judge overseeing national litigation over the opioids crisis urged all sides to reach a settlement that could end thousands of lawsuits filed by state and local governments. But the chaotic...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 07:47 PM EDT

US Officials Revise Vaping Illness Count to 380 in 36 States

US Officials Revise Vaping Illness Count to 380 in 36 States

The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. Health officials...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 06:49 AM EDT

What We Know About the US Vaping Illness Outbreak

What We Know About the US Vaping Illness Outbreak

U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified 380 confirmed and probable...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 10:13 AM EDT

New Jersey Parents Sue Fertility Clinic in Latest IVF Mix-Up

New Jersey Parents Sue Fertility Clinic in Latest IVF Mix-Up

Two years after a white couple in New Jersey gave birth to a baby girl through in-vitro fertilization, they realized that she had "Asian features." Although the parents say they love their daughter and wouldn't...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 10:17 AM EDT

Mint, Menthol: Vape Industry Has Dug Heels in on Flavor Bans

Mint, Menthol: Vape Industry Has Dug Heels in on Flavor Bans

Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michigan, moves ahead with its own...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 07:10 PM EDT

Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 07:51 PM EDT

Trump Admin Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

Trump Admin Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 06:17 PM EDT

Wisconsin Man Accused in Illegal THC Vaping Cartridge Ring

Wisconsin Man Accused in Illegal THC Vaping Cartridge Ring

A Wisconsin man is accused of running a 10-person operation that manufactured thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day for almost two years, authorities said. Kenosha County...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:04 AM EDT

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized

Heather Waldron and John Hawley are losing their four-bedroom house in the hills above Blacksburg, Va. A teenage daughter, one of their five children, sold her clothes for spending money. They worried about...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:52 AM EDT

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects. "This is really cool," he said, pointing to...

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