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Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 04:11 AM PDT

FDA Approves Second Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

FDA Approves Second Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the second drug to help prevent HIV infections on Thursday. Descovy is a PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis drug, which means the drug is taken daily to lower the...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 03:06 PM PDT

Vaping Illnesses in US Top 1,000, CDC Says

Vaping Illnesses in US Top 1,000, CDC Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 1,080 cases of lung illnesses linked to vaping, an increase of 275 since last week, NBC News reported. The numbers are likely to continue to...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 12:32 PM PDT

Consumer Watchdog Agency Probes Juul and 5 More Vaping Firms

Consumer Watchdog Agency Probes Juul and 5 More Vaping Firms

Federal consumer watchdogs have ordered Juul and five other vaping companies to hand over information about how they market e-cigarettes, the government’s latest move targeting the industry. The announcement...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 10:23 AM PDT

A Look at Fast Food Restaurants Serving Up Plant-Based Meat

A Look at Fast Food Restaurants Serving Up Plant-Based Meat

A number of fast-food chains have introduced plant-based meat alternatives in recent months, partnering with meatless companies Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods. They are reacting to consumers' increased...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 02:23 PM PDT

'A Direct, Toxic Chemical Injury': What Vaping Does to Lungs

'A Direct, Toxic Chemical Injury': What Vaping Does to Lungs

Toxic chemical burns may be behind the hundreds of vaping-linked illnesses spiking across the country, according to new images of lung tissue taken from people who got sick after vaping, NBC News reports. The...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 01:14 PM PDT

E-Vaping, Flavored Tobacco Ban Proposed for Unincorporated San Diego

E-Vaping, Flavored Tobacco Ban Proposed for Unincorporated San Diego

San Diego County leaders on Monday called for a ban on the sale of vaping devices and flavored tobacco products in unincorporated areas as lung-related illnesses rise across the nation.

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 10:14 PM PDT

Johnson & Johnson Settles With 2 Ohio Counties Over Opioids

Johnson & Johnson Settles With 2 Ohio Counties Over Opioids

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it had reached an agreement worth more than $20 million with two Ohio counties, becoming the latest company to settle a lawsuit to get out of the first federal trial...

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 06:04 PM PDT

How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 09:17 AM PDT

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

Rite-Aid and Walgreens have joined CVS in halting the sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators. It's the latest precautionary move by...

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 03:12 PM PDT

Can Washington Deliver on Drug Costs Amid Impeachment Probe?

Can Washington Deliver on Drug Costs Amid Impeachment Probe?

Major legislation to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of people may get sidelined now that House Democrats have begun an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Proposals had been moving in...

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