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The Halloween Accessory That Could Send You to the Hospital

The Halloween Accessory That Could Send You to the Hospital

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Trick-or-treaters have another reason to be frightened about Halloween this year. No, it’s not the mini Miley Cyruses or candy-induced extra pounds. A new type of dangerous fake is creeping up online, threatening the health of Halloween consumers and drawing the attention of the feds.

Guest Blog: Online Pharmacies: What You See May Not Be What You Get

Guest Blog: Online Pharmacies: What You See May Not Be What You Get

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How many times have you purchased your must-have item on the Internet because you found a better price or didn’t feel like going to the store? You wouldn’t be alone; an increasing number of consumers are using the Internet to buy everything from clothes to pet food. According to the Partnership at Drugfree.org, one in six consumers are also purchasing their prescription drugs online. In most cases, consumers assume they can detect an authentic website, and they will be getting the product they see on the screen.

The Threat to Public Health Worse Than Obamacare

The Threat to Public Health Worse Than Obamacare

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Obamacare is bad enough. With burdensome regulations that strangle hiring, hurt small businesses, and disrupt healthcare, what more can we stand? Well, as it turns out, bad policies from overseas are also threatening to undo our healthcare system in an equally nefarious fashion.

Counterfeiting Deserves ‘Condom’nation

Counterfeiting Deserves ‘Condom’nation

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Faking… can always be a sensitive subject. But this type of boudoir fakery is downright dangerous. Last week, Chinese authorities arrested 37 individuals for masterminding and running a massive condom counterfeiting ring from the rural province of Fujian. Police confiscated Some 4.65 million fake condoms destined for online retailers and international clientele.