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Baby Orajel - Infant risk of blood disorder

FDA: Baby Orajel (Benzocaine) Causes Fatal Blood Disease

March 23, 2018:  The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) released a new warning regarding Benzocaine (also known as Orajel, Baby Orajel, Anbesol, Hurricane and other brands) which are marketed as a pain reliever in teething babies: [Benzocaine and Orajel products] carry serious risks and provide little to no benefits for treating oral pain, including sore gums in… Read More

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Doctors Report Vaping as Cause of Teen’s Respiratory Failure and Wet Lung

An adolescent, previously healthy woman went to the Emergency Room complaining of several days of cough, chest pain and increasing difficulty breathing. The patient was admitted to the pediatric ICU and put on antibiotics, but her condition quickly worsened.  She went into respiratory failure and was intubated with a breathing tube.  She was placed on… Read More

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Man Killed By Exploding Vape Mod in Florida

Death from Battery Explosion A 38 year old man from St. Petersburg, Florida was killed when a vape mod device exploded in his face. The official cause of death was a projectile wound to the head. This is the first death in the U.S. directly attributed to the force of a vape battery explosion.  Exploding… Read More

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Vuse Vibe Vape by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Recalled for Fire Risk

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company initiated a voluntary recall of Vuse Vibe power units, recalling the battery portion of all Vuse Vibe vape devices. The recall followed consumer complaints of power devices overheating which can create a risk for fire or injury. The recall covers all 2.6 million Vuse Vibe devices sold. Recall Instructions: Stop using your Vuse Vibe Unscrew… Read More

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Mesothelioma – $117 Million Verdict

April 11, 2018: Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and co-defendant Imerys were ordered to pay $117 million after losing a trial in New Jersey regarding asbestos contaminated baby powder and talcum powder products. The plaintiff was awarded $37 million in damages by the New Jersey jury. An additional $80 million in punitive damages was awarded today by… Read More