Biogen’s potentially game-changing Alzheimer’s drug still faces an uphill battle with the FDA

"It's a complete coin flip that will now be in the hands of the FDA," says Jared Holz, a health-care strategist at Jefferies. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Convictions of pharmaceutical executives in synthetic opioid case partially overturned

The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

Veritas Genetics, the start-up that can sequence a genome for under $600, ceases US operations

Veritas Genetics also laid off about 50 employees. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please … Read more…

Cramer: Warren’s backtrack on ‘Medicare for All’ is a boon for this managed-care stock

UnitedHealth's stock has "caught fire" due in part to Sen. Elizabeth Warren appearing to "back away" from her "Medicare for All" proposal, according to Jim Cramer. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

New York City Council approves ban on all flavored e-cigarettes as US officials backpedal

The vote gives "a major boost" to the effort to end the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, said Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President Matthew Myers. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

More than 1,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV and other viruses after error in sanitizing procedure

More than a thousand surgical patients at Goshen Hospital in Indiana may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B after an error in the sanitizing procedure for surgical equipment, according to a press release from Goshen Health. … Read more…

Doctors go to TikTok to talk to teens about vaping and how celery juice won’t cure cancer

More physicians are on Twitter and Instagram, but those who have taken the TikTok plunge say they are experiencing far greater engagement. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Don’t tell ‘Lucy,’ but modern-day apes may be smarter than our evolutionary ancestors, scientists say

Researchers using a new method to evaluate the cognitive abilities of species stumbled across a surprising finding: Our evolutionary ancestor, Australopithecus, may have been less intelligent than modern-day great apes. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

Trump questions the downside of banning flavored e-cigarettes in heated meeting

President Trump raised his concern about negative consequences of banning flavored e-cigarettes during a sometimes hostile meeting about halting teen vaping. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Karuna Therapeutics ‘cautiously optimistic’ about schizophrenia drug results in next trial: CEO

"We're cautiously optimistic given the robustness of the clinical data that we reported this week," Karuna Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steve Paul says. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

For heart disease, meds may work as well as invasive surgery, major trial shows

High-risk patients with stable heart disease may fare just as well on medications alone, versus having invasive heart operations such as stents and bypass surgeries, according to a major trial. The results were presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s … Read more…

American Medical Association calls for total ban of non-FDA approved vaping products

The American Medical Association called for a total ban on all vaping products that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration to help treat nicotine addiction. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Some Fitbit users say they’re getting rid of the devices because they don’t trust Google

Privacy groups this week began pushing regulators to block the Fitbit acquisition, which the company originally hoped to close in early 2020. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

A doctor is accused of performing hysterectomies and other unnecessary medical procedures on patients without their consent

A Virginia doctor has been arrested after he was accused of performing hysterectomies and other unnecessary medical procedures on patients without their consent, according to a federal affidavit. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

Health-care stocks rise as Trump talks new price disclosure rules for hospitals and insurers

Insurers UnitedHealth, Cigna, Humana and Anthem were each moving to session highs in intraday trading Friday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

FDA flags Dollar Tree for selling over-the-counter drugs from companies with ‘serious violations’

Dollar Tree sold over-the-counter drugs from foreign companies with "a pattern of serious violations" of federal law on good manufacturing practices, the FDA alleges. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Climate change is damaging the lifelong health of the world’s children, medical officials warn

A child born today will experience a rate of warming that will threaten their health at every stage of their life, the report's authors said. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

UK doctors warn of potential life-threatening allergic reaction to e-cigarettes after treating teen

The new report from the UK comes as a vaping-related lung disease has sickened at least 2,051 people and killed 39 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

Health-care leaders mourn Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, who unexpectedly died at age 60

Tyson served on the board of the American Heart Association and Salesforce.com, and helped steer the World Economic Forum's Global Challenge on the Future of Health. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

Vitamin E acetate, a compound used in supplements, cosmetics and vaping products, was detected in 29 lung tissue samples from patients. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Wealthy Americans will receive billions in tax cuts if Obamacare is overturned, new report says

Overturning Obamacare would eliminate several taxes imposed on the rich to help pay for the law's expansion, a new analysis shows. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Pediatricians endorse weight loss surgery for severely obese kids and teens: ‘It changed my life’

Weight loss surgery has traditionally been viewed as a procedure for adults with severe obesity who haven’t been able to lose weight or keep it off. Now, pediatricians are calling for it to be more accessible for children and teens … Read more…

Studies illustrate how marketing, flavors may impact vaping habits among young people

Vaping companies are under scrutiny for how their marketing and sweet flavors have appealed to young people — and two new studies published Monday illustrate how both may have influenced vaping habits. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section … Read more…

Johnson & Johnson shares rise after it says no signs of asbestos found in baby powder after testing

The company pulled the powder off of shelves after federal regulators said they found trace amounts of asbestos, a known carcinogen, in a bottle purchased online. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

Pediatricians are more likely to ask families about smoke alarm safety than gun safety, study says

Talking about guns can be difficult, even for physicians. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL … Read more…