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Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes to curb the epidemic of youth

Michigan is the first state to stop selling the most flavored e-cigarettes in a bold move to curb the vaping epidemic. It will come into effect in a few weeks and give the companies a 30-day deadline. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the goal was to get flavors like "Fruit Loops, Fanta and Nilla waffles" out of the hands of children …

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The Opioid Files: Follow The Post's investigation of the opioid epidemic

Since 2016, The Washington Post has been investigating the opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities and claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people nationwide since 1996. This week, a previously unreleased Drug Enforcement Administration database that tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States – from manufacturers and distributors to pharmacies in every town …

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Internal e-mails from drug manufacturers show indifference to an opioid epidemic

Demonstrators protest at Food and Drug Administration's pharmaceutical opioid guidelines at a rally outside Washington's Health and Human Services headquarters in April. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP) In May 2008, when the opioid epidemic raged in America, a representative of the country's largest manufacturer of opioid pain pills sent an e-mail to a wholesaler's customer in Ohio. Victor Borelli, a …

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China's African swine fever epidemic could increase world meat prices

Of these, 15,000 were killed by the virus. The other 5,000 were destroyed as a precaution. "It started with a few pigs a day, then it was hundreds," said Sun, a pig farmer and agricultural entrepreneur from Hebei Province, China. "In the end, 800 pigs would die in a single day." African swine fever (ASF) is decimating China's pork industry, …

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma loses its bid to delay the opioid epidemic trial

(Reuters) – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other pharmaceutical companies filed a delay on Friday delaying a May-planned milestone attempt in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit by Oklahoma's Attorney General FILE PHOTO : Bottles of Prescription OxyContin Pills, manufactured by Purdue Pharma LP, sit on a counter at a local drugstore in Provo, Utah, USA, April 25, 2017. REUTERS …

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A Man O 'War' Epidemic 'Is Sweeping Australian Beaches, And It Will Not Be The Last

Bluebottle jellyfish on Australian beach. Photo: Andrea Schaffer (Flickr) Jellyfish and their relatives are taking over, man. Over the weekend, things got real weird off the coast of Queensland, Australia, where more than 2,600 people received treatment for stings from bluebottles, so it was known as the Indo-Pacific Portuguese man o '. These colonial critters have produced 13,000 stings in …

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