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Industrial Opioid Disaster – AG Healey Urges Court to Reject Purdue Pharma’s Request to Stop Lawsuits Against the Company and the Sacklers

25-State Coalition Files Briefs in Bankruptcy Court; Letters Sent to Judge Supporting AG Healey’s Opposition to Proposed Settlement and Nationwide Injunction GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Boston, MA: AGO MA reports Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, along with a bipartisan group of 24 other attorneys general, filed two briefs today in federal bankruptcy court, opposing a request by Purdue Pharma to stop all lawsuits against…
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DEA and FDA Warn Website Operators Illegally Offering Opioids

GREEN CROSS STRONG news Washington, DC: US DEA National Media Affairs Office reports The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Food and Drug Administration have issued warning letters to four website owners of rogue online pharmacies offering to distribute or dispense controlled substances, including opioids, and advertising their sale in violation of federal law. This is the first time the agencies have issued such letters jointly.…
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As Purdue, Sacklers Seek to Block NJ’s Opioid Suit Citing Bankruptcy, AG Grewal Demands Documents from Family

Green Cross Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the State has issued demands for documents and information from eight members of Purdue Pharma’s founding Sackler family, and has served subpoenas on five Delaware-based corporate partnerships that own the vast majority of Purdue’s assets. The State’s action comes in the wake of…
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MA Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces Temporary Four-Month Ban on Sale of All Vape Products

Boston Strong news – Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Governor Charlie Baker today declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth. The Governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail…
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GREEN CROSS STRONG -JOINT LAB Bayer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital open innovative chronic lung disease research lab

- Investment of over USD 30 million spanning five years to research and develop new treatments for chronic lung diseases - Joint lab to broaden Bayer's presence in the Boston ecosystem GREEN CROSS STRONG news - BERLIN GERMANY and BOSTON MA USA PRNewswire reports Bayer and Partners HealthCare's founding members Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) today announced the launch of a joint…
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NJ Releases Athletes v Opioids Vid

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: The NJ OAG reports TRENTON – In a video released to New Jersey high school students today, a women’s national soccer team legend and a starting wide receiver for the New York Jets team up to deliver a powerful warning about the risks associated with sports injuries and opioid use. The 6-minute video, entitled “Athletes vs Opioids,” is a…
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e-cig Disaster – Second Hand Vape Aerosol Exhale Toxic

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA: Northeastern University Molly Callahan reports The Trump administration moved to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes this week, citing the rise in vaping among teenagers and the vaping-related respiratory illnesses that have plagued hundreds of people over the past few ; But it’s not just the teenagers who use e-cigarettes who face health risks. Like the use of traditional combustible cigarettes, the…
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President Trump Begins Removal of Flavored E-Cigarette Products From the Market

President Trump Announces Plan to Remove Flavored E-Cigarette Products From the Market President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, announces a plan to remove all flavored e-cigarette products from the market as quickly as possible Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in the Oval Office of…
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ETHICS STANDARDS ESTABLISHED FOR OWNERSHIP OF MARIJUANA BUSINESSES IN BOSTON

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Friday September 13, 2019 Mayor Martin J. Walsh today signed an executive order that prohibits City of Boston employees or their immediate family members from participating in a marijuana business that is currently seeking, or intends to seek, an approval from the City of Boston or its agencies. This executive order builds on Mayor Walsh's…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – MA First State to Sue Shacklers

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA: Mass Attorney General Healey reports The Sacklers pocketed billions from the sale of OxyContin. This offer doesn’t make them pay back a dime. Instead, they’re offering money from future sales of this drug. That’s unacceptable to me and to families who have lost loved ones to this epidemic. Our office will not stop fighting for real accountability. That…
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Latest Outbreak Information on Lung Disease Associated with Electronic Cigarettes

Green Cross Strong news - Washington, DC: The US CDC reports As of September 11, 2019 at 5pm, 380* cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to CDC from the following states and 1 territory: AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM,…
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