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Sacklers get extra bankruptcy protections as legal experts call for probe

Enlarge / WHITE PLAINS, WESTCHESTER, United States – Oct. 10, 2019: Protesters holding banners outside the courthouse. Getty | Erik McGregor A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday extended “extraordinary” protections for the mega-rich Sackler family amid a call from legal experts for a special examiner to investigate the family’s finances and role in the opioid …

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Lawsuit: Juul sold tainted e-liquids to users “drunk and vaping like mo-fo’s”

Enlarge / Mint and menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Getty | Bloomberg Leading e-cigarette-maker Juul knowingly sold a large amount of contaminated mint-flavored e-liquid, endangering public health in the name of profits, according to a lawsuit brought by …

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CDC refines definition of vaping-linked illnesses, lowers case count

Enlarge / A man smokes an e-cigarette. Getty | Picture alliance The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated and revised the national tally of illnesses linked to the use of e-cigarettes, aka vaping, dropping the count from 450 possible cases to 380 confirmed and probable cases, the agency announced late Thursday. The new …

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Vaping linked to 94 mysterious cases of severe lung disease in 14 states

Enlarge / A person smokes a Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette. Getty | Bloomberg The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Saturday that it’s investigating a puzzling burst of severe lung-disease cases linked to e-cigarette product use or “vaping.” Between June 28 and August 15, health officials have counted 94 probable cases of severe lung …

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