Wrong diagnosis of little known marijuana reaction causes agony, unneeded tests and surgery

(For Lee Newspapers) A little-known, painful reaction to heavy use of potent marijuana is popping up in emergency departments, hospitals and clinics throughout the country. Because the disorder is often misdiagnosed, frequent users of large amounts of cannabis with high … Continue reading

FDA action banning e-cigarette sales to minors may also protect all users from harmful chemicals

Much to the displeasure of the burgeoning, multibillion-dollar electronic cigarette industry, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a ruling that prevents those under 18 from buying the battery-operated smokes, as well as cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco. … Continue reading

Limb-saving diabetic drug still can’t penetrate the Cuban blockade

(Reprinted from Jan. 15, 2015 Fair Warning) HAVANA – President Obama’s efforts to renew relations with Cuba may soon allow Americans to visit this island’s pristine beaches and start lugging home shopping bags filled with long-coveted cigars and rum. But … Continue reading