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Powerful Weather Systems Damage Much of Oklahoma

In the past two weeks, a series of powerful weather systems have caused significant damage to many parts of Oklahoma. Bringing with them heavy rain, strong winds, and tornados, these systems have threatened many locations around our home state—disrupting the lives of thousands of the citizens we have pledged to serve. As residents and involved […]

May 30th, 2019 Read More
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Scientists Link Brain Injuries to Specific Brain Protein

Researchers examining the brain tissue of deceased National Football League (NFL) players have linked abnormal levels of a specific brain protein to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE was first discovered in the brain tissue of deceased NFL players 15 years ago. CTE is a degenerative brain disease—a type of traumatic brain injury commonly associated with […]

May 20th, 2019 Read More
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Opioid Maker Settles $270 Million Oklahoma Lawsuit

Purdue, manufacturer of the controversial opioid OxyContin, settled a lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma Attorney General for $270 million. A detailed article on the nature of the landmark settlement is available here. A suit filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter against Purdue Pharma alleged the drug manufacturer—through aggressive marketing of OxyContin—fueled the opioid crisis […]

April 23rd, 2019 Read More
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FDA Recalls Irbesartan Over Potential Cancer Risk

Another manufacturer has issued recalls for Irbesartan after the frequently prescribed blood-pressure medication tested positive for a probable human carcinogen. A detailed article examining the latest in a series of recalls is available here. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a pharmaceutical manufacturer has recalled multiple lots of Irbesartan. These drugs, […]

April 15th, 2019 Read More
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Will Utah’s Strict DUI Laws Soon Set a New Standard?

With new laws now in effect, Utah now has the strictest laws against Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the entire nation. An article on the new standards is found here.  The New Law The state of Utah now has the toughest DUI law in the United States. The new law went into effect on […]

February 25th, 2019 Read More
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Massage Envy Chain Named to “Dirty Dozen” Amid Growing Sexual Misconduct Allegations

National massage franchise Massage Envy has recently been named one of the “Dirty Dozen” by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE). The list exposes those companies that are liable for, or have in some way contributed to, sexual exploitation. Established in 1962, NCOSE is a non-profit organization that seeks to expose links between all […]

February 22nd, 2019 Read More
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Johnson & Johnson Knew Talcum Powder Contained Asbestos for Decades

A recent report issued by Reuters suggests executives and other officials within Johnson & Johnson (J&J) have known for decades that the talcum used to create the company’s signature baby powder products contained asbestos, and failed to notify federal regulators. An article summarizing the findings is available here. A History of Suppression After examining trial […]

December 19th, 2018 Read More
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Oklahoma’s New Alcohol Laws Raise Concerns

New liquor laws went into effect in Oklahoma as of October 1st, 2018. While these changes have been well-received by beer drinkers and alcohol distributors, they have raised concerns with substance abuse and public safety experts. The changes have many concerned that expanded access could cause harm and raise the potential for abuse. A detailed […]

December 3rd, 2018 Read More