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

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?
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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
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The Latest on Opioid Litigation From Every Angle

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…