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Nutrition company cleared of responsibility in man’s liver failure

By John Sammon | Apr 18, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH – A South Florida online nutrition company was cleared of wrongdoing April 8 in the lawsuit launched by a man who alleged he suffered catastrophic liver damage after using the company’s green tea extract.

Florida judge tells R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to keep paying state for tobacco settlement

By John Sammon | Jan 17, 2018

A spokesman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. remained mum in the face of a recent court setback after a Florida judge ordered the tobacco company to continue paying the state millions of dollars annually to offset medical costs caused by smoking despite R.J. Reynolds' selling off several of its best-known cigarette brands to a British firm.

Deceptive marketing looms large in drug-treatment industry, grand-jury report finds

By Rebecca Campbell | Feb 20, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A grand-jury report has found that deceptive marketing and admissions personnel are more interested in selling treatment to drug addicts rather than providing help.

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