In recent years, major cities across the United States have seen an influx of electric scooters, also known as E-scooters. Building off the momentum of bike share and rental services, electric scooters have been presented as a new convenient way to travel, without having to rely on public transportation. Yet from the get-go, these scooters caused problems and soon became a public safety hazard.
Over the past few years, the number of CBD products on the market has exploded. Short for cannabidiol, some CBD creams, cosmetics and food products tout relaxation and pain relief, while others promise treatment for certain medical conditions. Especially regarding medical claims, the FDA began taking action against CBD companies at the end of 2019 and have ramped up their efforts in 2020.
Fortune Magazine recently reported that Bayer had drawn up a $10 billion settlement to address 85,000 pending lawsuits concerning Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup. Although no official announcement was released at the time, Bayer made a verbal agreement with the plaintiff’s lawyers.
The increase in vaping-related illnesses – known as e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injuries (EVALI) – prompted the FDA to officially ban flavored e-cigarette pods in January 2020. However, this move is only one step toward holding e-cigarette manufacturers like Juul accountable for a decade’s worth of questionable marketing practices.
According to the FDA, there are more than one million annual surgeries to correct a hernia and 90 percent of them use a mesh patch. Varying complications occur for nearly one-third of all patients, from localized pain to life-threatening bowel perforations, requiring repair or complete mesh removal.