Friday, October 19, 2018

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FDA Investigates Whether E-Cigarette Companies are Illegally Marketing Products
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether e-cigarette companies are marketing their products illegally, according to The Washington Post. Read More
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Rural Americans Say Drug Addiction is Most Urgent Health Problem
Rural Americans say drug or opioid addiction is the most urgent health problem, according to a new poll. They are as concerned about opioid addiction in their communities as they are about local jobs and the economy. Read More
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Sales of Recreational Marijuana Begin in Canada
Sales of recreational marijuana began this week in Canada, NPR reports. Anyone over the age of 18 is allowed to possess less than 30 grams (just over an ounce) of the drug. Read More
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Five Doctors Charged With Writing 8.5 Million Unnecessary Opioid Prescriptions
Five doctors in New York have been indicted by federal authorities for writing more than 8.5 million allegedly unnecessary oxycodone prescriptions, NBC News reports. Read More
Deadly Heart Infection Jumped 10-Fold in People Injecting Drugs in North Carolina
Cases of a potentially fatal heart infection have increased 10-fold among people injecting drugs in North Carolina, HealthDay reports. Read More
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