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Consumer Awareness

Added Sugar in Cigarettes – Did You Know?

A new survey suggests that very few smokers know there is sugar added to cigarettes to reduce the harshness of the smoke, and that the added sugar also increases toxins in cigarette smoke.This is according to a study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. "Knowledge is power and there is a clear gap in awareness," said lead researcher Andrew Seidenberg, a public health doctoral...
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Clifford Law Offices Continues to Rally Against Confidentiality Clauses in Settlements

Clifford Law Offices has long been a supporter of patients' rights and is continually dedicated to teaching the importance of knowing one's rights. A study was just released by Sorry Works!, a not-for-profit organization based in Edwardsville, Illinois called Don't Gag Me... A Special Report on Confidentiality Clauses in Med-Mal Settlements that addresses what is going on with confidentiality clauses in settlements, or "gag orders" as many...
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Update to EpiPen Cost Controversy

No sooner than the CEO of the maker of the EpiPen allergy medication aggressively defends the price of the drug than the company announces that it will have available in just a few weeks a generic version of the drug at half the price.This sudden turnaround raised many to question how this could be accomplished in such a record time given that the Federal Drug...
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Outrageous Hike in Allergy Shot Cost Outrages Public

Consumers lashed out at the makers of the allergy shot EpiPen when company executives announced that the cost of the lifesaving medication jumped to more than $600 for a two-pack or reportedly about a 600 percent increase over the last decade.With the start of school, many families, even with insurance, said they couldn't afford even one pack for their children who have severe allergic reactions...
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Baby Powder Found to Cause Cancer in Women

Johnson & Johnson, the world's largest maker of health care products, was slammed with a $72 million verdict by a Missouri jury for the death of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer caused by the company's well-known baby powder and other products containing talcum. The verdict, that was handed down Monday, February 22, 2016, is reported to be the first of among some 1,200...
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