Tag Archives: States

Alibaba to stop sales of e-cigarette components in United States

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Alibaba Group is seen at an exhibition during the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba said on Wednesday it will stop selling e-cigarette components in the United States, amid growing regulatory scrutiny and reports of lung disease and… Read More »

Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the man had normal lung function before he started to vape in May. He developed mild respiratory symptoms that worsened, and was hospitalized on August 22. “This is an unfortunate case of a young man with no prior lung illness who started vaping because of chronic… Read More »

Purdue inks multibillion-dollar opioid deal with thousands of local governments, 23 states: reports

Purdue Pharma has entered the first major opioid settlement. The company, whose OxyContin played a role in the opioid epidemic, plans to file for bankruptcy imminently and restructure under an agreement with 23 states and nearly 2,300 cities, counties and tribes, according to the New York Times.   Under the deal, Purdue’s founding family—the Sacklers—will pay plaintiffs $ 3… Read More »

Sacklers vs. States: Settlement Talks Stumble Over Foreign Business

Purdue Pharma’s negotiations to settle thousands of lawsuits over the company’s role in the opioids crisis have turned into a standoff between members of the Sackler family, who own the company, and a group of state attorneys general over how much the family should pay and whether it can continue selling drugs abroad. The Sacklers… Read More »

Four European States That ‘Eradicated’ Measles Back to Square One Says WHO as Viral Disease Re-Emerges

World Health Organization (File Photo) Copenhagen, August 29: Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the UK, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday, urging countries to step up vaccination efforts. “Re-establishment of measles transmission is concerning. If high immunisation coverage… Read More »