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Sep 12

FDA chief calls youth use of Juul, other e-cigarettes an ‘epidemic’

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted by The Washington Post by Laurie McGinley on September 12, 2018. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb dramatically escalated his efforts to stop an “epidemic” of teenage vaping, announcing Wednesday a massive enforcement action against retailers for allegedly selling e-cigarettes to minors and warning manufacturers of a… read more

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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