Kansas health officials confirmed the first death in the state Tuesday associated with an outbreak of serious lung disease related to vaping or using e-cigarettes. It is at least the sixth such death reported nationwide. Read More.
FDA says Juul Misled Public in Claims That Vaping is Safer Than Smoking – CBS News – September 9, 2019
Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally pitched its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, including in a presentation at schools. Read More.
Vaping Appears to Be Making Hundreds of People Sick. Doctors Have No Idea Why. – Vox – September 9, 2019
The mysterious spike in respiratory illnesses has sickened more than 400 people and killed five. Read More.
The number of vaping-related cases is growing. Across the nation, there are at least 215 cases of confirmed lung injury related to vaping and more than 235 suspected cases. Read More.
What Should People Avoid Inhaling During Mysterious Lung Disease Outbreak? Health Officials Disagree – CNBC News – September 7, 2019
Health officials are warning consumers about a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least three people. What to avoid? That’s where they disagree. Read More.
Five deaths from vaping-related illnesses have been confirmed. Read More.
US deaths from synthetic opioids, especially fentanyl, rose more than 10-fold in 5 years, new research shows. Read More.
For the first time since the 1990s, federal officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration will be based in Duluth. Read More.
The Feds Want Minnesota to Adopt an Opioid Program That Duplicates a System the State Already Has. Not Doing So Could Cost the State Millions – MinnPost – September 3, 2019
Why are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of justice making it more difficult to access grant money meant to combat the opioid crisis. Read More.
The Opioid and Fentanyl Crisis Killed My Brother; Here’s What Every Family Needs to Know – Today – August 31, 2019
Addiction doesn’t care about who you are or who your loved one is. It doesn’t care that you have a loving family. It doesn’t care if you have extraordinary music talents, intelligence, the ability to light up a room with hilarious jokes, or a deep and sincere kindness and compassion. Read More.