September 23, 2022

Hemp-Derived Delta-8 Skirts Marijuana Laws and Raises Health Concerns

(Kaiser Health News) – The FDA has issued warnings about the “serious health risks” of delta-8, citing concerns about the conversion process, and has received more than 100 reports of people hallucinating, vomiting, and losing consciousness, among other issues, after … Read More

September 21, 2022

Judge Lifts U.S. Ban on Mexicans Entering Country to Sell Blood Plasma

(ProPublica) – A federal district judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered immigration officials to allow Mexican citizens with visas to sell their blood plasma in the U.S. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan granted a preliminary injunction overturning a policy announced … Read More

September 12, 2022

Ireland Fines Instagram 405M Euro for Failing to Protect Children’s Data

(Ars Technica) – Ireland’s data regulator has fined Instagram 405 million euro for violating the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and failing to safeguard children’s information. The fine from the Data Protection Commission followed a two-year investigation into the Meta-owned … Read More

September 9, 2022

Zero COVID Has Outlived Its Usefulness. Here’s Why China Is Still Enforcing It.

(The Atlantic) – Nothing—neither a sinking economy nor the availability of vaccines and improved treatments nor the country’s growing isolation—has persuaded the leadership to change course. The latest wave of lockdowns has largely confined millions to their homes: Just two … Read More