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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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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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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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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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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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Vape Technology Innovation Leading to User Deaths – President Trump Remarks on E-Cigarettes

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Washington, DC: The White House reports - Oval Office. 12:30 EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very ; I just want to say that the First Lady and myself, we just came back from an incredible experience at the ; It was an incredible — really, a beautiful ceremony. I was very honored, and I think I can definitely speak…
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Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored nicotine vaping products. Governor Takes Bold Action to Protect Michigan Kids from Harmful Effects

Companies selling vaping products are using candy flavors to hook children on nicotine and misleading claims to promote the belief that these products are safe. GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Lansing, MI: Office of the Gov reports Governor Gretchen Whitmer took aggressive action to protect Michigan kids from the harmful effects of vaping. These actions include making Michigan the first state in the nation to…
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Community Narcan Training Extends Our Life-Saving Capacity

GREEN CROSS STRONG NEWS - Boston Medical Center Alison Merrill reports - Boston, MA: Originally patented in 1961 by scientists searching for a treatment for constipation caused by chronic opioid use, naloxone quickly began being used for a markedly different purpose — as the premier antidote to opioid overdose. But it wasn’t until the last decade, as the opioid crisis snowballed into an epidemic of…
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