FDA Orders Juul Products Off the Market; Appeals Court Pauses Ban

On June 23, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered e-cigarette company Juul to stop advertising, distributing, and remove their products from the market, including devices and pods. The FDA states they made this move after determining Juul’s pre-market applications included “insufficient and conflicting” data regarding their device’s safety. However, an appeals court granted…

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Are Autonomous Trucks Safe?

Vehicle technology advances every day, and with that comes new ways to make our lives more accessible. It also comes with unknown risks. Recent discussion about new driver technology revolves around whether autonomous trucks are safe. Alabamians are still adjusting to seeing self-driving cars on the roads. Now they must wonder if trucks and other…

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Federal Minimum Staffing Requirements for Nursing Homes in the Works

Staffing concerns continue to plague nursing homes in Huntsville and throughout North Alabama. Now the President has presented staffing requirements for nursing homes. Some regulations currently exist, but the bills use vague language, not solving nursing home understaffing issues. Essentially, nursing homes must have enough staff for residents to live their best lives. There is…

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What Can I Do If I’m Bitten by a Service Dog?

Every state has dog bite laws, and Alabama is not an exception. If someone is bitten by a dog that runs from its yard or is running around the park off leash, then there is legal precedent on what to do in that situation – but what happens if a service dog or emotional support…

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The Dangers of Generators and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It is likely that you have needed a generator at one point or another, whether because of a hurricane that swept through the area, a bad thunderstorm, or simply something that has gone wrong with the electricity lines in your neighborhood. When your power goes out, important appliances and electronics no longer work: the refrigerator…

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