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Carcinogen in Zantac and Its Generics Triggers Probes by FDA, EU

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Global health regulators sounded a coordinated alarm about the possibility that a stomach drug taken by millions of people could be tainted with the same cancer-causing agent that has sparked a worldwide recall of blood-pressure pills. Drug-safety officials in the … Source: Claims Journal

Steinbeck Kin Gets Break in Court Penalty, but Stern Warning

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LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court attempted to close the book on endless litigation between the relatives of author John Steinbeck in a ruling that upheld a $5 million verdict against his daughter-in-law, but threw out $8 million she … Source: Claims Journal

Experts Search for Source of Imbalance, a Key to Why Ship Overturned

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — As authorities try to answer why a cargo ship carrying 4,200 vehicles overturned on the Georgia coast, maritime experts say investigators will be looking for shifting cargo or other problems that upset the giant vessel’s balance enough … Source: Claims Journal

Coast Guard Issues Safety Recommendations After Boat Fire

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LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard has announced new safety recommendations in the wake of a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. The agency recommended limiting the unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and the … Source: Claims Journal

Opioid Deal-Makers Cleared to Represent Cities Across U.S.

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A judge approved a bid by U.S. cities and counties suing opioid makers such as Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to negotiate a settlement as a group, in an effort to resolve the sweeping litigation over the … Source: Claims Journal

Charred Wreckage of California Dive Boat Raised from Ocean Floor

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LOS ANGELES – A dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, was raised from the ocean floor on Thursday as federal safety officials said the crew had no night watchman on duty, as … Source: Claims Journal

Purdue Opioid Deal Pits State Against State on Epidemic Cost

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Purdue Pharma LP, maker of the highly addictive Oxycontin painkiller, is pitting state against state with its offer of about $12 billion to resolve the company’s liability for the massive public-health crisis tied to opioid abuse that’s swept the U.S. … Source: Claims Journal

GM Recalls Over 3.4M Pickups, SUVs to Fix Brake Issues

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DETROIT — Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors is recalling more than 3.4 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S to fix a brake problem. The recall covers the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 … Source: Claims Journal

Rainstorms Over Bahamas Watched as Possible U.S. Threat

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Within five days, heavy rains now hitting the Bahamas where Hurricane Dorian struck could become a dangerous tropical system over Florida, and possibly the Gulf of Mexico. The odds were 50-50 a couple of days ago; now they’re at 80%. … Source: Claims Journal

U.S. Probes Nissan’s Top Model Over Sudden Unintended Braking

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Nissan Motor Co.’s top-selling model after hundreds of drivers complained a safety system is prone to suddenly triggering the brakes for no apparent reason. More than 840 Nissan Rogue drivers have … Source: Claims Journal