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Category Archives: CCASA

Juul Suspends Social Media and Flavors

Juul’s announcement effectively undercut the Food and Drug Administration’s plan to unveil a series of measures aimed at curbing teenage vaping. The agency is expected later this week to announce a ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations and strengthen the requirements for age verification of online sales of e-cigarettes.…
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FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid

Despite the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new opioid medication five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl. CLICK HERE for the full story, as reported by WESH2
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Family Behind Drug Company Sued Over Toll of Opioids

Well over 1,000 lawsuits filed by state and local governments blame drug companies for a crisis of addiction and overdoses across the country. Only a few of them have named members of the Sackler family, which owns and controls Purdue Pharma, as defendants. For the full article, as published by The Chicago Tribune, click HERE.
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MCFR Overdose Trending Reports Sept. 2018

Each month, Marion County Fire Rescue puts out a report of the overdose trending for the county. The reports includes annual figures, monthly figures going back to 2014, dispatch calls coded as poisoning or overdose, and patients receiving at least one dose of Naloxone (Narcan).
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