Published: 09:00 EDT, 21 October 2017 | Updated: 09:00 EDT, 21 October 2017
Following is a summary of current health news briefs.
California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson
A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson marked the latest setback facing women and family members who accuse J&J of not adequately warning consumers about the cancer risks of its talc-based products.
DBV Technologies peanut allergy drug fails key study
DBV Technologies SA said on Friday its peanut allergy treatment did not meet the main goal in a highly anticipated late-stage study, sending its U.S.-listed shares sharply down. Nasdaq-listed shares of the French drug developer plunged 60.5 percent to $19 in extended trading.
Critics urge WHO to reverse ‘wrong’ choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy
South Carolina has a history with marijuana that dates back before the 1980s, when the state outlawed all forms of the drug. At the same time, a number of states began implementing the first medical marijuana laws, starting with New Mexico in 1978. South Carolina, along with 32 other states, followed by enacting such laws, but they became difficult to enforce because marijuana is and was not recognized as medicine under federal law.
The marijuana ban didn’t stop South Carolina producers from growing illegally though, because farmer Michael Berry went to extreme lengths to protect his marijuana farm, by training a pit bull. His dog Willy was tied to the inside of a six foot enclosed fence, to discourage access to the marijuana farm, though he didn’t scare off Berry’s two year old neighbor, because the child wandered over to the farm where the dog eventually attacked. Berry was convicted and sentenced to jail, and the number of arrests only continued to increase in the state because by 2000, South Carolina achieved the country’s highest marijuana arrest
Here are some of the things Martha Stewart has done on her new show with Snoop Dogg: She has worn a blinged-out cheese grater on a chain around her neck. She has drunk out of what can only be described as a pimp cup. She has taste-tested a stoner recipe for a pizza omelet. She has name-dropped Escoffier. She has not flinched when Rick Ross said to her audience, “I wanna make some noise for Martha because baby got back.”
When did Martha Stewart go from being America’s most earnest homemaker, ready at a moment’s notice to spray-paint silk flowers and shape them into elaborate wreaths, to being America’s coolest grandma, who makes weed jokes and hangs out with Wiz Khalifa?
After she went to prison, of course, but not right after. The cultivation of New Martha, of Hip-Hop Martha, of Martha the Queen of Dank Memes, took time. And it has culminated in “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” her cooking-show-meets-stoner-buddy-comedy that has entered its second season at 10 p.m. Mondays on VH1.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A man is in jail after police say they discovered a large amount of drugs during a search warrant.
According to Glasgow Police, a search warrant was executed at a home on 98th Street in Marmet Friday.
During the search, officers seized about 10 pounds of cocaine and around 30 pounds of marijuana.
Justin Connard, 36, is charged with drug possession as well as child neglect. According to the criminal complaint, police say during the search they found a package of marijuana open and easily within reach of the three children that lived in the home.
“As most of us know the economics of the valley have been poor and the drug trade has been doing really well,” said Marmet Police Officer John Perrine. “So this is a dent for us in the town and it should be a wake up call for the drug dealers here that we know what’s going on.”
Neighbors in the area say they are pleased to see the bust. It was the second bust in two
Georgia federal agents have arrested 29 members and associates of the Nine Trey Gangsters, an offshoot of the Bloods, and charged them with racketeering conspiracy charges and related crimes.
The announcement comes as 30 members of the street gang, one of the oldest and largest criminal-street groups on the East Coast, were indicted last week in Atlanta. During recent sweeps, federal agents arrested 29 of them. One of them is still at large, authorities said.
“This indictment continues the department’s efforts to bring to justice the leaders and most violent members of dangerous criminal enterprises like the Nine Trey Gangsters,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco said in a statement. “By charging those most responsible for the violence and drug dealing…..we further the goal of making our neighborhoods and communities safer.”
The 30 gang members are accused of robbery and trafficking heroin, marijuana, prescription drugs, and methamphetamine along with the murder charges, according to the indictment.
Of those indicted, 15 are charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering. In addition,
November elections are just around the corner and there are nine candidates vying for Wilmington City Council seats. encore reached out to each candidate to learn more about their reasons for running and their stance on local issues from short-term rentals and economic development, to public health and environmental preservation.
CANDIDATE PROFILE: Meet Perry Fisher, candidate for Wilmington City Council. Courtesy photo.
Meet Perry Fisher, candidate for Wilmington City Council.
encore (e): If you could give Wilmington City Council a letter grade for performance, what would it be and why?
Perry Fisher (PF): B.
Safety is the first priority of government; of neighborhoods, of people. Our police and fire budget consume nearly half the operating budget, and they are doing their jobs honorably. Without safety there can be no growth. Our economic vitality is okay. But like most cities, Wilmington looks for new business. Without growth, quality of life issues wait for
Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.21, from 1.13 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 60 investors sold CELG shares while 390 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 494 raised stakes. 602.51 million shares or 1.81% more from 591.78 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.27% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Murphy Management Inc accumulated 27,704 shares. 1,000 are owned by Blume Capital Management Incorporated. Connecticut-based Hartford Finance Management has invested 0.03% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Private Advisor Gp Limited Liability Company holds 0.3% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) or 85,198 shares. Winslow Cap Ltd Liability Corporation reported 2.46% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Nomura reported 82,008 shares stake. Renaissance Grp holds 1.15% or 241,889 shares in its portfolio. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 43,100 shares. Bancorp Pictet And Cie (Asia) Limited reported 21,104 shares. Marietta Inv Prns Ltd Co has invested 1.87% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Nuveen Asset Mngmt Llc accumulated 413,039 shares. Los Angeles Mgmt And Equity Inc stated it has 0.11%
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health this week announced a medical cannabis public online survey to gather information from patients who may be interested in obtaining medical cannabis.
“This is a non-scientific, anonymous survey to hear from West Virginia residents who may be considering the use of medical cannabis to treat their serious illness,” said Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer and commissioner of the DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health.
“This evaluation will provide some insight as to the demographics of the potential patient population, where they are currently seeking care and for what conditions they will be seeking medical cannabis, along with what forms of medical cannabis they may choose to obtain.”
To take the survey online or learn more about the West Virginia medical cannabis program, visit www.medcanwv.org. The survey contains 13 questions and is expected to take 3 to 5 minutes to complete. Results from the survey will be shared with the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board in December.
The Bennettsville Police Department arrested 12 people early Thursday morning following an extensive investigation, according to Lieutenant Larry Turner with the Bennettsville Police Department.
Turner said arrest warrants were obtained for distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of crack cocaine.
He said the operation was the culmination of several months of undercover investigation within the city limits of Bennettsville.
The Bennettsville Police Department was assisted by the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office and South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon.
The names of those arrested and charged are listed below:
Frank McLaurin – Distribution of crack cocaine (1count) La Eric Dupree – Distribution of crack cocaine (1 count) Melvin Smith – Distribution of crack cocaine (1 count) Michael Pratt – Distribution of crack (1 count) m, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of crack cocaine Nykeya Covington