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Abuse Alleged at New Hampshire Youth Detention Center

36 former residents of the Youth Development Center in Manchester, New Hampshire have filed a class-action suit against the youth detention facility alleging a wide array of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the hands of those who worked there.

The victims were between the ages of 11 and 17 at the time of their abuse, and the abuse was perpetrated against both boys and girls. According to the Associated Press, of the 36 involved in the suit, continue reading...

Cities’ Focus on Pedestrian Safety Shines Light on SUVs

SUVs leading to higher rate of pedestrian death in citiesYou might not think of your SUV or minivan as a light truck, but it – along with every pickup truck on the nation’s highways – is part of the largest American vehicle segment by far. In fact, more than two out of every three new vehicles sold in the United States is now categorized as a “light truck,” and cities across the country are taking note ...

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States Working Together to Force Juul Settlement

39 US states join together in Juul investigationSome 39 states, including eight who have already sued Juul, have joined together to investigate the predominant vape-maker’s business practices and try to force a settlement in the matter of teen vaping.

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Juul and other vape manufacturers faced a veritable onslaught of litigation and pressure from local, state, and federal governments as well as a multitude of parent ...

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Studies Show Enhanced Coronavirus Risks Among Teen Vapers

study indicates enhanced coronavirus risks among teen vapersNew studies out of Stanford University and the University of San Francisco appear to indicate a link between a young person’s use of nicotine vapes like Juul and the likelihood and severity of COVID-19 infection. The University of San Francisco’s study called smoking – which included vaping – the “most prevalent factor” for a young adult’s vulnerability to the illness.

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Diabetes Drug Invokana No Longer Carries Boxed Warning

FDA drops invokana black boxWhen the FDA made the decision to give Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes drug Invokana a black box warning in 2017, one would like to believe that the decision was not made lightly. The boxed warning is the strongest warning the agency can issue for a drug on the US healthcare market and indicates that the product can pose grave risks to the consumer if used. There is no ...

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Coronavirus Dead Found in Makeshift Morgue in New Jersey Nursing Home

Families of patients and residents of Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center in Sussex County, New Jersey have filed a class-action lawsuit after news broke that the facility was keeping the bodies of those that died from COVID-19 in an onsite makeshift morgue. The “morgue” was a small room in the facility that, when discovered, contained 17 bodies piled up within it.

As stated in the lawsuit, “it has been widely reported that, at or around that time, ...

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