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  • FDA warns of dangers of TikTok’s ‘Benadryl Challenge’
    The risky social media challenge has already resulted in one death By Sarah D. Young of ConsumerAffairs September 25, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents, caregivers, and health care professionals to be aware of risks posed by the Benadryl Challenge, which some TikTok users are participating in. The challenge, which dares kids to take excessive amounts of the allergy medication Benadryl to achieve a hallucinatory state, could lead to serious health consequences or even death, the agency warned Thursday. The FDA has issued the warning in response to reports of children ending up in the emergency room or even dying after taking potentially lethal amounts of Benadryl while participating in the social media challenge. There are serious problems with high doses of the over-the-counter drug, the FDA said. Taking too much of the antihistamine can cause heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death. At least… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, September 25, 2020
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  • Coronavirus update: Democrats back compromise aid package, Uber enforces mask rule for riders
    Men have a higher death risk from the virus than women By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs September 25, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.) Total U.S. confirmed cases: 6,990,568 (6,941,248) Total U.S. deaths: 203,047 (202,170) Total global cases: 32,345,456 (31,944,038) Total global deaths: 984,590 (977,881) Democrats reportedly offering a compromise aid package Democrats in the House may be ready to offer a slimmed-down coronavirus (COVID-19) aid package in hopes of attracting enough Senate Republicans to pass it. Published reports say the package totals $2.4 trillion in spending. Sources say it would include extra unemployment benefits, direct stimulus payments to Americans, another round of small-business loan funding, and aid to airlines. At $2.4 trillion, its still a trillion dollars more than Republicans have been willing to spend. But pressure on both parties is growing after aid contained in the original CARES Act… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, September 25, 2020
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  • Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Sued in Florida for Defamation by Former Assistant
    Carole Baskin, who became a pop culture sensation due to Netflix’s docuseries “Tiger King,” is being sued for defamation by a former assistant. As part of the lawsuit, the daughters of Baskin’s former husband are seeking more information about what … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, September 25, 2020
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  • Hauser Pleads Guilty in College Admission Plot
    A California businessman with ties to an Ohio-based insurance agency who is said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme on Sept. 21 … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, September 25, 2020
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  • Pilot Actions Likely Led to Earnhardt Plane Crash in Tennessee: NTSB
    A pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, September 25, 2020
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  • 1 Dead After Ohio Dump Truck Crash Sends Highway Sign Falling Onto Pickup
    A dump truck struck the base of a sign on a Cleveland, Ohio, highway during the morning commute on Sept. 24, causing the sign to fall on a passing pickup truck and kill one person in the pickup, authorities said, … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, September 25, 2020
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  • Michigan House Passes Bills Shielding Employers from Virus Lawsuits
    A divided Michigan House voted on Sept. 23 to shield health providers and businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits filed by patients, employees or customers, advancing bills that majority Republicans said would give businesses more comfort to reopen and block frivolous complaints. … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, September 25, 2020
    7 hours ago
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