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[Virginia] ARCHIVE: The McDonnell Scandal: What's The Dope Behind Star Scientific Supplement Products?

Star Scientific had been struggling as of late due in part to action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration questioning the company’s marketing of their two major products: Anatabloc, “anti-inflammatory support of the immune system,” and CigRx, for smo
added Sep 28, 2016 09:48

[Virginia] Pharma Co. Linked To Ex-Gov. McDonnell Scandal Hits Ch. 7 ($$)

The company once alleged to be at the center of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s federal corruption charges, now called Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc., filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Delaware on Tuesday, saying “legacy issues” stymied its attempt
added Sep 28, 2016 09:41

A Public Health Framework for Legalized Retail Marijuana Based on the US Experience: Avoiding a New Tobacco Industry [FREE FULL TEXT]

To protect public health, marijuana should be treated like tobacco, not as the US treats alcohol: legal but subject to a robust demand reduction program modeled on successful evidence-based tobacco control programs. Because marijuana is illegal in most p
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Sep 28, 2016 09:37

GLANTZ: If Legalizing Pot, Consider Health, Not Profits: New UCSF Analysis Looks at History to Help Guide Future Marijuana Laws

The policy analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco is intended as a roadmap to help prevent a legalized marijuana industry from becoming a new version of the tobacco or alcohol industries, replete with aggressive marketing and political strategies to
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 28, 2016 09:35

E-Cigs See Market Lift

During the long buildup to the FDA announcement in May, sales of e-cigarettes and vapors/tanks/mods as well as e-liquids posted soft numbers in the convenience store channel. However, this August registered some of the most impressive numbers in a long t
Convenience Store Decisions
added Sep 28, 2016 04:23

2016 Tobacco Legislative Roundup

Thomas Briant, executive director of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) recently sat down with Convenience Store Decisions to explain the array of state tobacco legislation being discussed across the country and the potential financial eff
Convenience Store Decisions
added Sep 28, 2016 04:21

Fighting Addiction and Other Unmet Medical Needs with Cannabidiol

Nicotine addictions are hard to overcome, yet several companies are innovating possible solutions. CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: CVSI) for example emphasizes synthetic Cannabidiol (CBD) and its affects on nicotine addicts. CV Sciences, Inc. is a life science
PR Newswire
added Sep 27, 2016 17:56

[Nevada] Achieva to introduce air-filtration system for casinos at Global Gaming Expo

The PurAPlay digital clean air system, which uses the company’s Smoke Away advanced-filtration technology...prevents the release of secondhand smoke by vacuuming it from the cigarette and the smoker, Tanner said. The air then passes through the filter, wi
Las Vegas Sun
added Sep 27, 2016 15:17

[Europe] Fund firms resist tobacco divestment

Eighteen months after the launch of a global campaign to persuade money managers to black-list tobacco stocks, just one major European investor has answered the rallying cry. Others are largely sticking with an industry that remains lucrative despite tig
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Sep 27, 2016 11:26

New York Seeks More Than $800 Million From UPS Over Cigarettes

UPS cost the state millions of dollars in tax revenue by delivering smokes to private residences and unauthorized sellers, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claims. The cheaper cigarettes attract young people who are disproportionately lured to
Bloomberg News
added Sep 26, 2016 17:44
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