Health, Fitness & Food

State and local officials are reportedly in talks with three major drug distributors on a potential $18 billion settlement of litigation that blames them for helping to fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic. The potential settlement, according to the Wall Street Journal, would require McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp. and Cardinal Health to collectively pay the $18 billion over
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Jordan Katzman, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., left, and Alex Fenkell, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., watch traders during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of SmileDirectClub plummeted more than 13%, on Monday after California Governor
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US Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, Democrat of Illinois, looks as Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire arrives to testify before a hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on September 26, 2019, in Washington, DC. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images A House panel is requesting a slew of documents from Reynolds
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A collection of popular vaping products include Suorin, Juul and Blu are displayed for Cheryl Phillips’ presentation at St. Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center in Canton on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a series of policies to attack what it calls “the epidemic use of electronic cigarettes and
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A man holds an electronic cigarette as he vapes. Daniel Becerril | Reuters E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as well. “It’s foreseeable that if you smoke e-cigarettes, all kinds
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Abortion-rights activists gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against abortion laws passed across the country. Aurora Samerio | NurPhoto | Getty Images The Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear arguments over the legality of a contentious Louisiana abortion regulation in its term beginning next week, setting the stage for a fight over
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the White House in Washington, September 27, 2019. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump is accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of trying to distract voters from the Democratic impeachment inquiry with promises to work with the White House on lowering drug prices and
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Gorodenkoff | iStock | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Tuesday about potentially serious cybersecurity flaws in some medical devices that could allow hackers take control of them remotely. Medical devices that use third-party, decades-old software called IPnet are at risk, the FDA said. The regulator said it’s not sure
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Packages of Zantac, a popular medication which decreases stomach acid production and prevents heartburn, sit on a shelf at a drugstore on September 19, 2019 in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Health officials said they have been investigating the carcinogen, called N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, in blood pressure and
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Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy secretary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Sub-Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, September 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Hundreds” of new cases of a vaping-related lung disease have been reported to the Centers
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