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States Respond to Vaping Epidemic | Legislation, Investigations and Lawsuits
Michigan is slated to be the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products, responding to the recent reports of a mysterious […]
September 17, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Safety
Introducing “Hidden Harms” – An Interactive Exploration of Drug and Medical Device Risks
ConsumerSafety.org is pleased to announce the results of a several-month-long investigation into the risks and dangerous side effects hidden within the dense pages of […]
September 12, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
9/11 First Responders Are Still Dying
Last week, we discussed compensation legislation that benefits 9/11 first responders and survivors and the most recent bill passed in 2019—The Never Forget  the […]
September 11, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
Zadroga Act | The 18-Year Wait for Permanent 9/11 Funding
In July 2019, President Trump signed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th […]
September 5, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Health
Mysterious Vaping-Related Lung Disease Turns Fatal
Nearly a year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed teen vaping an epidemic plaguing our youth. At the time, the FDA […]
August 29, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Health
9/11 Health Effects on First Responders
When terrorists flew commercial jets into the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the entire nation reeled at the […]
August 28, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
Losartan vs Valsartan
The generic versions of losartan and valsartan made national headlines this past year when the FDA announced a significant number of recalls after finding […]
August 23, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Legal
New York Child Victims Act: 1-Year “Look Back” Window Begins
In February 2019, New York State’s governor signed the Child Victims Act into law. This Wednesday, August 14, 2019, one major provision of the […]
August 13, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Health
Legal Look: Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Win, $7.7 M Hip Implant Verdict, More Vaping Health Risks
This week’s Legal Look covers Johnson & Johnson’s legal win regarding their talcum powder litigation, a legal loss surrounding Zimmer hip implants, and the […]
August 6, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Medical Devices
Device Disasters: The Need for Reporting Transparency
This is the final post in a three-part series about medical device regulation. See our first post in the Device Disasters series about grandfathered […]
August 2, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Legal
$2 Billion Roundup Verdict Cut
Yesterday, California Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith reduced Alva and Alberta Pilliod’s historic $2 billion Roundup verdict by 95% to just $86.7 million. This […]
July 26, 2019
Author Curtis Weyant
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Medical Devices
FDA Links Breast Implants to Cancer, Allergan Issues Global Recall
Top Three Messages for Breast Implant Recipients Specific models of Allergan breast implants are associated with 6x greater risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large […]
July 26, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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