Warning: Gabapentin with opioids can cause breathing problems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered manufacturers to include warnings on the product labels for gabapentinoids, certain drugs that depress the central nervous system, and opioids. The warning will indicate that taking gabapentinoids with opioids can cause serious breathing problems. These problems were also found in people taking gabapentin who had underlying respiratory

Holiday DUI enforcement still going on through New Year’s Day

If you’ve noticed an unusual number of DUI checkpoints lately, it’s not your imagination. The rate of drunk driving tends to spike this time of year due to all the alcohol available at holiday festivities. Therefore, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and law enforcement agencies across Tennessee are upping their game with an increased DUI

Reuters: Is sealed evidence hiding wrongdoing by corporations?

In 1978, a lawyer representing injured workers found a treasure trove of evidence involving asbestos. It was a log of the evidence from a prior worker’s lawsuit, including documents written by the one-time president of Raybestos-Manhattan, Inc. Those documents contained detailed proof the company — and other asbestos companies — knew that asbestos exposure could

What to do if you’re arrested for DUI after an accident

There’s good news and bad news in Tennessee when it comes to drunk-driving crashes. According to the Tennessee Highway Safety office, there have been fewer such crashes this year (5,171) than this time last year (5,327). And, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, there have been fewer DUI arrests over the past few years, even

Reuters: FDA deferred to industry over asbestos in talc products

The Food and Drug Administration admits there is no safe level of asbestos contamination or exposure. Yet for years, the FDA relied upon the cosmetics industry’s promises that their talc-based products don’t contain enough asbestos to be dangerous. The cosmetic industry also said that what looked like asbestos was probably another type of microscopic rock

Holiday DUI enforcement season starts Dec 11

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office is partnering with the highway patrol and local police departments throughout the state for a campaign to reduce impaired driving over the holiday season. The agencies plan additional DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols during the entire holiday season. The campaign, which extends from Dec. 11 through Jan. 1, is centered around

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