Monthly Archives: August 2019

Vaping unknowns: Mayo Clinic expert answers questions about vaping

The use of electronic-cigarettes, or vaping devices, has been linked to one death and an outbreak of related lung injuries. “The Center for Diseases Control and Prevention does not know the cause, nor do I,” says Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center. “The link that’s common to the cases appears to be that they were […]

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California’s efforts to rein in its vast illegal market. State regulators and licensed businesses had been pressuring the company to ban unlicensed businesses. […]

Hey Pot heads – illegal cannabis dispensary in South Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) – Authorities have shut down an unlicensed cannabis dispensary in South Los Angeles. The city says the crackdown is aimed at deterring other illegal operators. Los Angeles police served a search warrant and closed the illegal dispensary located at 8931 S. Broadway. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who represents the area, said his district has “far […]

Fentanyl shipment from China: Pam Bondi Seized in Mexico- She is wiped out

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends” that authorities seized enough fentanyl to “wipe out a small state” in a recent bust, calling on China to “get their act together” to stop the flow of the lethal opioid. “The president and I have talked about this on multiple occasions, these drugs flowing into our country… from China,” she said. […]

Oklahoma Johnson & Johnson verdict figures to impact other opioid lawsuits

The ruling Monday ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to clean up Oklahoma’s opioid crisis could impact similar lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for overdose deaths across the country. And the impact could be felt rather quickly. A federal judge in Ohio is presiding over 1,500 opioid lawsuits brought by […]

Purdue Pharma, Sackler family offer $10B-$12B to settle opioid lawsuits

OxyContin maker Purdue PharmaOpens a New Window. has offered $10 billion to $12 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits related to its alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis. The proposal emerged from mediation hearings between lawyers for the Sackler family-owned pharmaceutical firm and at least 10 state attorneys general and plaintiffs’ attorneys, NBC NewsOpens a New Window.reported, citing […]

Sex Workers’ Aurora Snow Struggles With Drug Addiction

rugs. Overdoses. Suicides. Dead porn stars. Life in the entertainment industry can be as dark as it is glamorous. Criticism that comes from being in the spotlight is unavoidable, especially if the word “sex” is used to describe your occupation; and for those that already suffer from depression or addiction, the added scrutiny might become unbearable. Being […]