By Daniel Ducassi
When the administration of Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava signed a multimillion dollar no-bid contract with a COVID-19 testing company in late January, the mayor’s spokeswoman says nobody there knew about a well-publicized FDA alert issued weeks earlier warning of the
Although 35 states, three U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for recreational or medical use, there still are no uniform standards for regulating potentially harmful contaminants in cannabis products. And with five more states voting this November on whether to allow cannabis for the first time, the problem will only grow.
During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety: acetaminophen, one of the nation’s most popular pain relievers.
Acetaminophen – the active ingredient in Tylenol – is considered safe when taken at recommended doses. Tens of millions of people use it weekly with no ill effect. But in larger amounts, especially in combination with alcohol, the drug can damage or even destroy the liver.