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Tobacco Giant to Pay $23bn Damages to Florida Smoker's Widow
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Drugs, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 42 days ago - rt.com
A jury in Florida has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36 punitive damages of $23 billion. RJ Reynolds, the second biggest tobacco company in the US, plans to challenge "this runaway verdict."
'Millions Denied End-of-Life Drugs'
Offbeat  (tags: Drugs, Pain Relief, Cancer, End-of-Life Drugs )

Ray
- 90 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Lack of access to pain relief for dying patients is a "public health emergency", say experts. Figures suggest almost 18 million people - mainly in developing countries - died in unnecessary pain in 2012.
Brazil Child Sex Trade Alarm as World Cup Nears
Offbeat  (tags: World Cup, Children, Sex Trade, Drugs, Brazil )

Ray
- 92 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Joana Maranhao is, by anybody's reckoning, a remarkable young woman. She is a world-class swimmer who represented Brazil at three consecutive Olympic Games and is one of the country's most successful and prominent female athletes.
Flush With Coke: UK So High on Cocaine That Users Have 'Contaminated Tap Water' - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Drugs, Health, UK )

Ray
- 113 days ago - rt.com
Experts from the drinking water inspectorate found that cocaine use in Britain is now so high it has contaminated the drinking water supply, even after it has gone through intensive purification treatments, UK media reports.
Canada's First Pot Vending Machine Starts Operation
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, Drugs, Health )

Ray
- 116 days ago - rt.com
The first cannabis-dispensing machine in Canada has begun operating in Vancouver, following on from the first machine installed recently in the US state of Colorado. The difference? The Canadian machine doesn't ID you.
Drug Addicted Poachers Are Hacking Hunks From Ancient California Redwoods to Sell Their Valuable Wood
Offbeat  (tags: Californian redwoods, drugs, poachers, hacking, trees )

Marie
- 117 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.
Should Drug Firms Make Payments to Doctors?
Offbeat  (tags: Doctors, Drugs, Medication, Health, Drug Firms )

Ray
- 137 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Gifts and payments to US doctors from drug firms are seen by some as encouraging unnecessary prescriptions. Do such transfers make any difference and will President Obama's healthcare reform help, by forcing companies to disclose them?
Texas Executes Inmate With Drugs From Secret Source
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Drugs, Law, USA )

Ray
- 149 days ago - rt.com
Texas executed its fifth inmate this year on Thursday, one day after federal courts rejected an attempt to force the state to disclose where it purchased the drugs used in its lethal injection procedure.
Oklahoma Sparks Concerns After Unveiling New Lethal Injection Drug Combo
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Drugs, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 151 days ago - rt.com
The state of Oklahoma unveiled on Tuesday the controversial three-drug combination it plans to use to kill two death row inmates via lethal injection later this month.
The Rise of Drug Overdoses in the US
Offbeat  (tags: drugs, overdose, DEA, USA )

Ray
- 204 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Philip Seymour Hoffman has become the latest celebrity to die from a drugs overdose, which is a growing problem in the US.
Government Chemist Tampered With 40,000 Cases, Locking Countless Innocent Americans In Prison
Offbeat  (tags: deception, prison, innocent, tampered, lab, drugs )

Julie
- 273 days ago - filmingcops.com
BREAKING (11/30/13): Another Chemist at Dookhan's Lab Accused of Deception, More than 180,000 Cases Need Review. SHE DID NOT GET ENOUGH PRISON TIME FOR THIS! PETITION ANYONE?
UPDATE WONDERFUL NEWS UPDATE Nestlé‏
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, destruction, endangered, habitat, GoodNews, nature, humans, protection, world, health, healthcare, illness, disease, drugs, Body-Mind-Spirit, medicine, prevention, safety, risks, treatment, business, lies, money, dishonesty, corruption, cove )

Kelly
- 494 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
WE HELPED TO MAKE THIS A REAL. The petition is still open if you would like to sign it or share it. SEE THE PETITION SITE FOR THE FULL WONDERFUL UPDATE
Greenwash: To Mislead, Cover Up, or Gloss Over Damaging Facts By Appealing to Environmental Values.
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Kelly
- 496 days ago - peta.org
With this goal, many people donate, totaling millions of dollars each year to organizations that say they are working to protect the environment and wildlife. But how much do we really know about these organizations and their activities?
End Child Slavery Now
Offbeat  (tags: business, consumers, dishonesty, cover-up, humans, lies, law, marketing, money, children, death, disease, drugs, health, illness, prevention, protection, risks, safety, children, crime, business )

Kelly
- 713 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Every child deserves to grow up in a safe environment. Sadly, 126 million children work in dirty, dangerous and degrading jobs, including 1.2 million children who are trafficked worldwide.
Help Young Domestic Violence Survivors
Offbeat  (tags: run-aways, safe place, my heart issue, streets, prostitution, drugs, killed, americans, government )

Kelly
- 715 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The decision to leave an abusive home can be confusing, dangerous and heartbreaking. And too many victims of domestic violence must leave without knowing if there is safe shelter waiting for them elsewhere.
 

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