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Aug 28

Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get ‘Customers for Life’?

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted on NY Times by Matt Richtel and Sheila Kaplan on August 27, 2018. The leaders of a small start-up, PAX Labs, gathered at a board meeting in early 2015 to review the marketing strategy for its sleek new electronic cigarette, called Juul. They watched video clips of hip… read more

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Aug 16

More Drug Makers Tagged as Valsartan Recall Grows

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted on WebMD by Patrice Wendling on August 13, 2018. European and U.S. health officials are expanding their recall of valsartan after the potentially cancer-causing substance N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was found in some medications made by a second Chinese drugmaker and by a drugmaker in India. More than 20 European countries, Canada, and the… read more

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Aug 13

Probiotic use is a link between brain fogginess, severe bloating

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted on EurekAlert! on August 6, 2018. AUGUSTA, Ga. (Aug. 6, 2018) – Probiotic use can result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can result in disorienting brain fogginess as well as rapid, significant belly bloating, investigators report. In a published study of 38… read more

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Jul 26

Bipartisan group wants ‘immediate’ PFAS safety levels update

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted on MLive by Garret Ellison on July 17, 2018. A bipartisan group of Congressional delegates from Michigan and Pennsylvania want the Environmental Protection Agency to “immediately” revise and broaden its health guidance for PFAS chemicals and incorporate new a toxicological study that significantly lowers levels at which exposure… read more

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Jul 18

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled

by Madelyn Dunlap

UPDATE: Valsartan Recall Has Been Expanded Originally posted by NY Times by Sheila Kaplan on July 16, 2017. The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of a widely prescribed blood pressure medication made in China, reviving fears about the safety of imported drugs. Three companies that sell the generic… read more