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Saturday July 16th, 2022 day edition

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A lawsuit filed Thursday in northern California federal court alleges that Skittles candies, which boast the slogan “taste the rainbow” on account of their many colors, contain a “known toxin” called titanium dioxide, rendering them “unfit for human consumption”.

The civil suit contends that Mars has long known about alleged risks associated with this chemical and, in February 2016, publicly vowed that it would phase out titanium dioxide.

After France banned titanium dioxide in 2019, Mars said that it would comply with this regulation, court papers state.

“Incredibly, Defendant even claimed that ‘[a]rtificial colors pose no known risks to human health or safety’,” Thames’ suit also said.

In 2021, the authority announced that “titanium dioxide can no longer be considered safe as a food additive”.

“After oral ingestion, the absorption of titanium dioxide particles is low, however they can accumulate in the body.”.

A Mars spokesperson said in an email that the company does not comment on pending litigation. »

UnitedHealthcare to set $0 copay for insulin, other medications

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The company's UnitedHealthcare subsidiary will no longer require out-of-pocket spending from fully insured group members for the following medications:.

UnitedHealthcare plans to encourage its self-funded employer customers to consider including this benefit in their plan designs for 2023, a UnitedHealthcare spokesperson said.

UnitedHealthcare membership grew from 49.6 million to 51.2 million compared to the year-ago quarter. »

Man files lawsuit against Bass Pro, says they refuse to honor lifetime warranty on socks

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Man files lawsuit against Bass Pro, says they refuse to honor lifetime warranty on socks.

A Springfield man has filed a class action lawsuit against Bass Pro, claiming they refused to honor a lifetime warranty on socks he purchased.

The lawsuit states that Slaughter purchased socks from Bass Pro in hopes of a lifetime warranty, and that the warranty was a major factor in his decision to purchase the socks. »

Autopsy shows 46 entrance wounds or graze injuries to Jayland Walker, medical examiner says

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(CNN) An autopsy revealed Jayland Walker , the unarmed man who was shot and killed by Akron, Ohio, police at the end of a high-speed chase, had 46 gunshot entrance wounds or graze injuries, Summit County Medical Examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler said Friday.

His death was due to blood loss from his internal injuries, and the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds, Kohler said.

• 15 on Walker's torso, where he had internal injuries to his heart, lungs, liver, spleen, left kidney, intestines and multiple ribs. »