Opioids, Birth Defects, and Fetal Health
201808.07
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Opioids, Birth Defects, and Fetal Health

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As concern grows over the rise in opioid related deaths, we must also consider how the drugs affect the youngest victims and the link to birth defects in developing babies. The damages wrought by the opioid epidemic continue to increase. The American Medical Association reports that the number of deaths directly related to synthetic opioids…

Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Are People at Risk?
201808.01
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Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Are People at Risk?

The EU banned these chemicals because of their danger to honeybees, but they are believed to be harmful to humans—and they are in use in the United States. After a scientific review, the European Union has decided to implement a complete ban on neonicotinoids, a group of pesticides killing honeybees and affecting crop pollination. This…

The Latest on Opioid Litigation From Every Angle
201807.24
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The Latest on Opioid Litigation From Every Angle

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The first Perrin Opioid Litigation Conference was held in Dallas, Texas on June 28, 2018, focused on bringing together speakers from all sides to assess the issues surrounding an increasing number of opioid epidemic-related lawsuits.  Lawyers, doctors, psychologists, insurers, and analysts gathered to take a close look at the current state of litigation filed to…

Update: Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Chlorpyrifos Pesticide
201807.16
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Update: Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos causes brain damage in developing fetuses, but this state took a bold stance against it. On June 13, 2018, Hawaiian governor, David Ige, signed new legislation that phases out the use of chlorpyrifos and increases regulation on other restricted use pesticides. Chlorpyrifos is known to cause brain damage in developing fetuses and children. There…

Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Chlorpyrifos Pesticide
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Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

If signed by Gov. Ige, the new law will take effect in July 2018 with a complete ban on chlorpyrifos by January 2019. In a sweeping action, the Hawaii state legislature moved to completely ban all pesticides that contain a chemical known to cause birth defects. Currently awaiting signature by Governor David Ige, the bill…