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Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 08:29 PM EDT

Purdue Opioid Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers

Purdue Opioid Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers

Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma's offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's opioid...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 10:09 PM EDT

Judge Upholds Mass. Vaping Products Ban for Now

Judge Upholds Mass. Vaping Products Ban for Now

A federal judge upheld Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of vaping products on Friday, at least for now. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani denied the vaping industry's request for a temporary reprieve...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 03:53 PM EDT

EEE Fears Prompt Change to Trick-or-Treat Hours in Methuen

EEE Fears Prompt Change to Trick-or-Treat Hours in Methuen

Due to concerns over the potentially deadly EEE virus, one Massachusetts community is changing their trick-or-treat hours this Halloween. Halloween trick-or-treating will be held Oct. 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 6...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 01:06 PM EDT

New Hampshire Joins Program to Help Teens Quit Vaping

New Hampshire Joins Program to Help Teens Quit Vaping

New Hampshire is participating in a program to help teenagers stop using electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine vape products, cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Teens who enroll in the free, confidential "My...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 03:20 PM EDT

Investigators Focus on Rogue Vape Brand as Illness Spreads

Investigators Focus on Rogue Vape Brand as Illness Spreads

It's a widely known vaping cartridge in the marijuana economy, but it's not a licensed brand. And it's got the kind of market buzz no legitimate company would want. The vaping cartridges that go by the catchy...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 07:11 AM EDT

FDA Approves Second Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

FDA Approves Second Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the second drug to help prevent HIV infections on Thursday. Descovy is a PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis drug, which means the drug is taken daily to lower the...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 06:36 PM EDT

Surgical Technique Can Hide or Reduce Breast Surgery Scars, Says Doctor

Surgical Technique Can Hide or Reduce Breast Surgery Scars, Says Doctor

For many breast cancer survivors, large scars from surgery can be a constant reminder of emotional and physical trauma. But a Massachusetts doctor wants women to know there is a surgical technique that can hide...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 06:06 PM EDT

Vaping Illnesses in US Top 1,000, CDC Says

Vaping Illnesses in US Top 1,000, CDC Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 1,080 cases of lung illnesses linked to vaping, an increase of 275 since last week, NBC News reported. The numbers are likely to continue to...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 11:38 PM EDT

CT Resident Dies While Being Treated for Vaping Linked Illness

CT Resident Dies While Being Treated for Vaping Linked Illness

A Connecticut resident has died after being hospitalized with a vaping related lung injury, public health officials said Thursday.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 03:32 PM EDT

Consumer Watchdog Agency Probes Juul and 5 More Vaping Firms

Consumer Watchdog Agency Probes Juul and 5 More Vaping Firms

Federal consumer watchdogs have ordered Juul and five other vaping companies to hand over information about how they market e-cigarettes, the government’s latest move targeting the industry. The announcement...

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