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Tox Tuesday: Overdose deaths may have ‘plateaued’ says U.S. health chief, but are still high

According to a major U.S. health chief, drug overdose deaths in the country have begun to plateau, after years of rapidly increasing death statistics.

Health secretary Alex Azar said last week that although there is still a long way to go in ending the opioid crisis, it’s possible that the recent numbers will mark a […]

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Food Safety

Study: Fatty Acids Can Kill Listeria — Food Safety Magazine Research conducted at the University of Southern Denmark shows that fatty acids might neutralize the harmful effects of Listeria. The study […]

Tox Tuesday: Tainted heroin

Concerns continue to rise in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York as various unknown substances being sold as heroin have been linked to at least six overdose deaths in recent months. While authorities are still unsure exactly what the substances are composed of, they have chosen to not keep this quickly escalating drug […]