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02/2024

Access to Opioids Could Be Boosting Suicide Rates (Healthday.com) Feb 19, 2024

Publix recalls 11 ground meat products. They might have ‘foreign material’ (Miami Herald) Feb 18, 2024

Cheddar Cheese Recall As Warning Issued Over Potential Illness (Newsweek) Feb 18, 2024

Carbon Monoxide: A year-round threat (KYTV -TV) Feb 17, 2024

What Zyn pouches do to your brain, body, and heart (Business Insider) Feb 16, 2024

Cheese Recalls as Map Shows US Listeria Outbreak (Newsweek) Feb 16, 2024

Pork and Ham Recall as Fears Grow Over Listeria Outbreak (Newsweek) Feb 16, 2024

FULL LIST of 100+ products recalled because of listeria concerns (WHIO - TV) Feb 15, 2024

Salad kit from Bristol Farms now included in listeria-related recalls as outbreak grows (USA Today) Feb 15, 2024

Nitazenes are a powerful class of street drugs emerging across the US (theconversation.com) Feb 15, 2024

What to Know About the Risk of Food Poisoning From Listeria (The New York Times) Feb 15, 2024

Dole announces recall of salad kits for Listeria contamination. Here’s what you should know and how to get refunded (KNBC - TV) Feb 15, 2024

My Airbnb didn’t have a carbon monoxide detector, so I bought this portable one — it’s down to $18 at Amazon (yahoo.com) Feb 14, 2024

Publix and Aldi store brands among more charcuterie pack recalls on salmonella concerns (Miami Herald) Feb 14, 2024

Ham, Pork Recall as Nationwide Warning Issued Over Salmonella Illness (Newsweek) Feb 14, 2024

They’re pretty, but poison. Many common indoor and outdoor plants can make pets and people ill. (nola.com) Feb 14, 2024

Recall For Listeria Bacteria In Dairy Products – What You Need To Know (Forbes) Feb 14, 2024

Officers who helped save baby overdosing on fentanyl speak out (WINK - TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Feb 14, 2024

Dole Salad Kits Sold In 25 States Recalled For Potential Listeria Contamination (Southern Living) Feb 14, 2024

Jacksonville Poison Control experts cite ‘dramatic’ increase in children exposed to edibles (WTLV - TV) Feb 13, 2024

FDA warns addictive ‘gas station heroin’ supplement widely available in U.S. (PBS News Hour) Feb 13, 2024

Charcuterie meat packages recalled nationwide. Aldi, Costco, Publix affected (USA Today) Feb 13, 2024

Over-the-counter marijuana-based, Kratom gummies can be a health risk for young people, expert says (WJXT - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 13, 2024

Cheese, yogurt and dairy recall: Here’s a list of items linked to Listeria outbreak (CNN) Feb 13, 2024

HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM CAUTION FOR LAKE PEARL – CENTER (orange.floridahealth.gov) Feb 13, 2024

Multiple students hospitalized after ingesting ‘unknown gummy substance’ at Twin Lakes Middle School (WOKV - FM - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 12, 2024

Multiple students hospitalized after ingesting ‘unknown gummy substance’ at Twin Lakes Middle School (WJAX - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 12, 2024

New class of deadly drugs raises fears (WGN - TV) Feb 12, 2024

Delta 8 THC Products: A Rising Concern for Child Safety (BNNbreaking.com) Feb 12, 2024

Florida House advances bill that would ban hemp products with psychoactive THC derivatives (WJAX - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 12, 2024

Florida House advances bill that would ban hemp products with psychoactive THC derivatives (WOKV - FM - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 12, 2024

Recall alert: Fratelli Beretta recalls charcuterie meat over possible under-processing (WSB - TV) Feb 12, 2024

Cat and Dog Food Recalled Over Salmonella Risk to Both Pets and People (Newsweek) Feb 12, 2024

Family mourns Wylie teen who died from suspected fentanyl poisoning (KXAS - TV) Feb 11, 2024

Listeria recall: More cheese products pulled at Walmart, Costco, Safeway, other stores (USA Today) Feb 10, 2024

Costco, Trader Joe’s and Walmart products made with cheese linked to deadly listeria outbreak (CBS News) Feb 9, 2024

Costco, Trader Joe’s pull some products with cheese in expanded recall for listeria risk (USA Today) Feb 9, 2024

Reports of adverse reactions to Delta-8 surge: Unregulated THC products cause alarm (WEAR - TV - Pensacola, FL) Feb 9, 2024

Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart Recall Dairy Products Over Listeria Outbreak—What To Know (Forbes) Feb 8, 2024

Trader Joe’s announces recall for 4 items over Listeria concerns (The Hill) Feb 8, 2024

Construction Industry Grapples With Its Top Killer: Drug Overdose (New York Times) Feb 8, 2024

HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM CAUTION FOR CYPRESS LAKE – WEST LOBE (orange.floridahealth.gov) Feb 8, 2024

Fresh Creative Foods Announces Voluntary Recall of Dressings and Taco Kit Due to Risk of Listeria in Ingredient From Cheese Supplier: Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc. (WHIO - TV) Feb 7, 2024

Jelly Roll Says He’s Scared of His Kids Encountering Fentanyl When ‘Experimenting with Drugs’ (Exclusive) (People) Feb 7, 2024

‘Likely’ source of recalled applesauce contamination found, FDA says (FOX Business) Feb 7, 2024

Trader Joe’s recalls products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (KRON - TV) Feb 7, 2024

Listeria recall includes 58 cheese, yogurt, and sour cream dairy products after deadly outbreak (fastcompany.com) Feb 7, 2024

Listeria outbreak prompts recall of cheese, other dairy products: What to know (Washington Post) Feb 7, 2024

Protecting Kids from Cannabis Edibles, Says California Poison Control (sanfernandosun.com) Feb 7, 2024

Deadly listeria outbreak results in ricotta cheese recall at Whole Foods (New York Post) Feb 6, 2024

Poison control issues warning over toy that ‘looks like candy’ but can cause serious harm (yahoo.com) Feb 6, 2024

Dog Food Is Being Recalled Nationwide—Here’s What You Need to Know (Parade) Feb 6, 2024

Psychedelic Drug Rising in ‘Popularity and Availability’ in the US (Newsweek) Feb 6, 2024

Surge in Police Seizures of ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Mirrors Rise in Psilocybin Use (usnews.com) Feb 6, 2024

South Florida children overdosing on THC edibles stirs concern: CBS News Miami investigates (WFOR - TV - Miami, FL) Feb 6, 2024

Police Seizures of Psychedelic Drugs Are Soaring Throughout the United States (yahoo.com) Feb 6, 2024

Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana Use in Adolescents: A Rising Concern Nationwide (psychiatrist.com) Feb 6, 2024

Poison Control warns parents about water beads toy (WSB - TV) Feb 5, 2024

Here’s how long it takes for your body to recover from food poisoning (CNN) Feb 5, 2024

Experts: Frequent Use of This Trusted Over-the-Counter Drug Can Lead to Severe Liver Damage (thehealthy.com) Feb 5, 2024

What To Do if a Child or Pet Eats a Poisonous Plant (familyhandyman.com) Feb 5, 2024

Florida’s overall overdose deaths drop, but some lethal drugs are on the rise (Palm Beach Post) Feb 4, 2024

Blue-green algae detected near Midpoint Bridge in Cape Coral (WGCU - FM - Fort Meyers, FL) Feb 3, 2024

Deadly Drug Tianeptine ‘Significant Risk’ in US (Newsweek) Feb 2, 2024

Blue-green algae returns to Cape Coral (WINK - TV - Cape Coral, FL) Feb 2, 2024

‘They still have side effects’: Doctors warn about taking weight loss medications as overdoses surge (WFTV - TV - Orlando,  FL) Feb 1, 2024

Quaker Oats recall expanded, granola bar added: See the updated recall list (USA Today) Feb 1, 2024

Some tianeptine products recalled as CDC links drug to ‘cluster of severe illness’ (WRAL - TV) Feb 1, 2024

DEA seizes record amount of fentanyl nationwide and in Montana (KTVQ - TV) Feb 1, 2024

Don’t Overuse Acetaminophen (FDA.GOV) Feb 1, 2024


01/2024

Florida’s Unregulated Kratom Market (WJCT - FM - Jacksonville, FL) Jan 31, 2024

Quaker Oats Company adds discontinued granola bar to recall list (WBND - TV) Jan 31, 2024

FDA warns against ‘gas station heroin’ that can be addictive, deadly (The Atlanta Journal Constitution) Jan 31, 2024

Ozempic, Wegovy Overdoses Have Drastically Increased—What Happens When You Take Too Much? (health.com) Jan 30, 2024

ADHD medication recalled due to pill mixup (CNN) Jan 30, 2024

Mom was high at hospital as her baby died of fentanyl poisoning, Florida police say (Miami Herald) Jan 30, 2024

ADHD medication recalled because bottles may contain completely different drug (CBS News) Jan 29, 2024

Pufferfish: An underwater balloon of death? (nhm.ac.uk) Jan 29, 2024

Are Edibles Safer Than Smoking? (The New York Times) Jan 29, 2024

Louisville medical experts address rise in melatonin use among kids (WLKY - TV) Jan 28, 2024

‘I don’t see how it ends’: expert sounds alarm on new wave of US opioids crisis (theguardian.com) Jan 28, 2024

Overdose deaths rise as opioid epidemic continues to sweep nation (KLAS - TV) Jan 28, 2024

Poison control center data shows the number of kids and adults exposed to laundry pods is still high (yahoo.com) Jan 28, 2024

Health providers see rise in self-poisoning among young people (Spectrumlocalnews.com) Jan 26, 2024

FDA Issues Warning About Certain Supplements Substituted with Toxic Yellow Oleander (FDA. GOV) Jan 26, 2024

Can You Overdose on GLP-1s? Poison Control Is Fielding More Calls About Weight Loss Drugs (verywellhealth.com) Jan 26, 2024

Robitussin cough syrup recall issued nationwide due to microbial contamination (USA Today) Jan 25, 2024

BRS Fuel Bottles Recalled Due to Risk of Burn and Poisoning; Violation of the Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Safety Act Due to Lack of Child Resistant Closure; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com by OAREA Outdoor Gear (CPSC.gov) Jan 25, 2024

A New Wave of Nicotine Products Comes Under Scrutiny (New York Times) Jan 25, 2024

Yaomiao Children’s Rhinestone Silver Tiaras Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com by LordRoadS (CPSC.gov) Jan 25, 2024

Exclusive: Suspected fake Ozempic linked to three US cases of hypoglycemia (Reuters) Jan 24, 2024

FDA issues new warning about supplements containing tianeptine (NBC News) Jan 24, 2024

Three Americans hospitalized with life-threateningly low blood pressure after taking fake Ozempic (Daily Mail) Jan 24, 2024

Cartels introduce dangerous drug variations: Fentanyl laced with Xylazine and Nitazene (KTUL - TV) Jan 24, 2024

Detergent Pod Poisoning Threat to Kids Hasn’t Gone Away (U.S. News and World Report) Jan 23, 2024

Exclusive: New York City accounted for 10% of all fentanyl seized in U.S. in 2023 (CBS News) Jan 22, 2024

What to know about “gas station heroin” (AXIOS) Jan 22, 2024

Publix Sauce recalled over undeclared allergen, risk of ‘life-threatening allergic reaction’ (al.com) Jan 22, 2024

Months after applesauce recall, Georgia sees more cases of lead poisoning (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Jan 22, 2024

Two-year-old dies from fentanyl poisoning in Bismarck (KXNET.COM) Jan 22, 2024

New Study Finds Liquid Laundry Detergent Packet Exposure Burden among Young Children Remains; Increase in Exposures among Older Children, Teens, and Adults (newswise) Jan 22, 2024

Escambia County continues to have alarming number of opioid overdoses (WUWF - FM, Pensacola, FL) Jan 22, 2024

Liquid laundry detergent packet exposure burden (sciencedaily.com) Jan 22, 2024

Salmonella outbreak in pre-cut cantaloupes that killed 13 is now over, CDC says (KTRK - TV) Jan 21, 2024

Costco brand added as illnesses rise in charcuterie meat Salmonella recall (USA Today) Jan 21, 2024

What is tianeptine? Lawmakers sound the alarm on ‘gas station heroin’ (FOXNOW) Jan 21, 2024

Your cat’s toys could be made of this ‘poison plastic’ material — here’s how to find out and what to replace them with (yahoo.com) Jan 21, 2024

This warty, toxic pest threatens entire ecosystems. These scientists have a secret weapon (WSVN - TV - Miami, FL) Jan 20, 2024

How to protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning while on vacation (KXAS - TV - Dallas, TX) Jan 19, 2024

Charcuterie Meat Recall Expands as Salmonella Cases Double (U.S. News and World Report) Jan 19, 2024

Nut Mix Recall as Warning Issued Over Risk of ‘Life-Threatening’ Reactions (Newsweek) Jan 19, 2024

CDC is expanding a warning about salmonella poisoning tied to charcuterie meat snack trays sold at Sam’s Club and Costco (Fortune) Jan 19, 2024

Why Salmonella Makes So Many People Sick (New York Times) Jan 19, 2024

Northwest Florida law enforcement continues to face uphill battle with drugs, fentanyl (WEAR - TV - Pensacola, FL) Jan 19, 2024

DEA seized record 386 million deadly fentanyl doses in 2023 — enough to kill every American (New York Post) Jan 18, 2024

Marijuana gummy hospitalizes 1-year-old baby in Secaucus, NJ (WKXW - FM) Jan 18, 2024

‘Enough to kill every American’: DEA details just how bad the fentanyl crisis is in America (KSAZ - TV) Jan 17, 2024

14 workers hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning at Yale building under construction (USA Today) Jan 17, 2024

Heidi Klum Shares Video of Herself in Bed with ‘Food Poisoning’ Following Red Carpet Appearance (People) Jan 17, 2024

Warning For New York Dog Owners: Household Item Can Poison Pet (Hudson Valley Post) Jan 17, 2024

Invisible killer: How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning when temperatures drop (KPRC - TV) Jan 16, 2024

Quaker Oats recall list: See the dozens of products being recalled for salmonella concerns (USA Today) Jan 16, 2024

What is ‘budget Ozempic?’ Experts warn about TikTok’s alarming DIY weight loss ‘trick’ (USA Today) Jan 16, 2024

Bill adding more protections for kratom consumers clears first Senate hurdle (floridapolitics.com) Jan 16, 2024

Investigation of Elevated Lead & Chromium Levels: Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches (November 2023) (FDA.GOV) Jan 16, 2024

FDA Warns About Counterfeit Ozempic Found in U.S. Drug Supply Chain (Pharmacy Practice News) Jan 16, 2024

‘I thought I had lost her’: Doctors warn of marijuana edibles’ danger for kids (KGTV - TV) Jan 15, 2024

Five taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after running generator, cooking with propane indoors (KGW - TV) Jan 14, 2024

Quaker Oats Recalls More Products Over Potential Salmonella Contamination (New York Times) Jan 13, 2024

Quaker Oats recalls more granola products due to salmonella risk (CBS News) Jan 12, 2024

Nine sick from exposure to carbon monoxide in Broward home. How to avoid the toxic gas (Miami Herald) Jan 11, 2024

Cincinnati Children’s doctor talks what to do if child swallows button battery (WLWT - TV) Jan 11, 2024

Teen drug overdoses hit record high, driven primarily by fentanyl poisoning, says new report (FOX News) Jan 11, 2024

Carbon monoxide is a ‘silent killer.’ Here’s what to know about CO poisoning and how to prevent it (WTVJ - TV) Jan 11, 2024

The Most Common Causes of Death in the Home (and How to Prevent Them) (lifehacker.com) Jan 11, 2024

What are Different Types of Food Poisoning and How Can You Avoid Them? (Discovermagaizine.com) Jan 11, 2024

4 Immediate Steps to Take If Your Dog Ate an Edible (a-z-animals.com) Jan 11, 2024

Antifreeze: Good for cars. Not good for pets. (thecourierexpress.com) Jan 11, 2024

Benny T’s Vesta Dry Hot Sauces recalled due to possible life-threatening mislabeling issue (ABC News) Jan 10, 2024

‘Gas-Station Heroin’ Sold as Dietary Supplement Alarms Health Officials (New York Times) Jan 10, 2024

Mom arrested, dad at large after 4-year-old ODs on fentanyl on his birthday: court docs (WXIX - TV) Jan 10, 2024

BBQ Sauce Recall as Dire Warning Issued (Newsweek) Jan 10, 2024

Hidden Storm Hazard: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Tonight Gas Gen (patch.com) Jan 9, 2024

What’s Causing the Latest Baby Formula Recall (Time) Jan 9, 2024

Banner Poison and Drug Information Center reports more calls related to Ozempi, similar drugs (KOLD - TV) Jan 9, 2024

Protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning (boston.com) Jan 9, 2024

Blue-Green Algae alert issued for Lake Monroe (The West Volusia Beacon) Jan 9, 2024

‘Everybody has them’: Invasive, toxic New Guinea flatworms now found in most Florida counties (WPTV - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Jan 8, 2024

Pet Food Recall in 20 States as Warning Issued Over Salmonella Impact (Newsweek) Jan 8, 2024

About 22 high school age adolescents died each week from overdoses in 2022, driven by fentanyl-laced prescription pills (uclahealth.org) Jan 8, 2024

6 OTC Drugs That Can Be Dangerous for Older Adults (verywellhealth.com) Jan 8, 2024

The 13 Most Snake Infested Area In Florida (worldatlas.com) Jan 7, 2024

The applesauce pouches that gave kids lead poisoning had a ‘high level’ of another toxic chemical, FDA says (Fortune) Jan 6, 2024

FDA: Recalled applesauce pouches had elevated lead levels and another possible contaminant (USA Today) Jan 6, 2024

Water Beads’ Hidden Dangers (miragenews.com) Jan 6, 2024

15 States With The Highest Drug Overdose Death Rates In The US (Yahoo Finance) Jan 5, 2024

Recalled charcuterie meats linked to multistate salmonella outbreak (CNN) Jan 5, 2024

Parents of 4-Year-Old Girl Who Overdosed on ‘Rainbow Fentanyl’ Charged with Manslaughter (People) Jan 5, 2024

Tejocote Supplements Sold Online at Amazon, Etsy May Contain Fatal Poison: FDA (U.S. News and World Report) Jan 5, 2024

Florida’s “Angel” of Death: One of The World’s Most Toxic Destroyers (newsbreak.com) Jan 4, 2024

CRIME Clairton father arrested after 1-year-old daughter nearly dies overdosing on veterinary tranquilizer xylazine (KDKA - TV) Jan 4, 2024

Yes, peace lilies are toxic to pets (WTLV - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Jan 4, 2024

Blue Ridge Beef expands recall on kitten, puppy foods due to possible salmonella and listeria contamination (CBS News) Jan 4, 2024

I bought fake Ozempic to rid belly fat — it felt like my heart was going to explode (New York Post) Jan 4, 2024

Ham Recall as Stark Warning Issued Over Possible Salmonella Contamination (Newsweek) Jan 4, 2024

FDA Warns of Toxic Oleander in Supplements (Medpagetoday.com) Jan 4, 2024

Chicago man issues warning after taking fake Ozempic diabetes, weight loss drug (WLS - TV) Jan 3, 2024

More lead poisoning cases linked to recalled applesauce products (FOX Business) Jan 3, 2024

Even Narcan can’t save victims: What you should know about growing threat of ‘zombie drug’ (KPRC - TV) Jan 3, 2024

What To Know About Nitazenes: Rare But Emerging Opioids More Potent Than Fentanyl (Forbes) Jan 2, 2024

Nutramigen infant formula recalled due to potential bacteria contamination (USA Today) Jan 2, 2024

I took fake Ozempic to be skinny for my wedding — I thought I was going to die (New York Post) Jan 2, 2024

Nearly 50 people suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at Mormon church in Utah (NBC News) Jan 2, 2024

Delaware student’s Apple Watch saves her life after she passes out from carbon monoxide poisoning (KYW - TV) Jan 1, 2024

More than 675K cans of baby formula recalled over bacterial infection risks (New York Post) Jan 1, 2024

With rise of mushroom foraging comes spike in poisoning calls, officials say (WWSB - TV - Sarasota, FL) Jan 1, 2024


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