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The 30 health care stars under 30, according to Forbes

December 6, 2019


Forbes this week released its annual "30 Under 30 in Healthcare" list, which includes biological researchers, entrepreneurs, physicians, and PhD students under 30 years of age who are "tackling health care issues at every scale."

Why 541 local governments are ditching the class settlement to resolve opioid lawsuits

December 5, 2019


Hundreds of local governments in regions of the United States most affected by the opioid epidemic have opted out of participating in a novel legal mechanism designed to settle thousands of lawsuits that claim drug distributors and manufacturers fueled the opioid crisis, according to court filings released Monday.

Senate panel advances Trump's FDA nominee—but some Democrats have concerns

December 4, 2019


The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday voted 18-5 to advance President Trump's nomination of Stephen Hahn to serve as FDA commissioner, sending the nomination to the full Senate for consideration.

Is CBD actually safe? Here's why FDA is sounding the alarm.

December 3, 2019


FDA is raising new safety concerns about products containing cannabidiol (CBD), particularly CBD-containing foods, and last week sent warning letters to 15 companies the agency said are illegally marketing CBD products.

Massachusetts just enacted the toughest e-cigarette restrictions in the US

December 3, 2019


Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Wednesday signed into law a bill that imposes new state restrictions on sales of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, in response to the growing number of youth using e-cigarettes and an outbreak of a vaping-linked lung illness.

'There's something terribly wrong': Why more US residents are dying in middle age

December 2, 2019


U.S. residents for decades had seen improvements in average life expectancy, but the trend reversed in 2014—with more U.S. residents dying at middle age from drug overdoses, diseases, obesity, suicide, and dozens of other causes, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA.

Judge vacates criminal convictions against pharma execs in first-of-its-kind opioid case

December 2, 2019


A federal judge on Tuesday partially vacated criminal convictions against former Insys Therapeutics executives in a first-of-its-kind case accusing the executives of contributing to the opioid epidemic.

How CDC's 'disease detectives' are cracking the case of the vaping-linked lung illness

November 27, 2019


In a race to identify the cause of the current outbreak of a vaping-linked illness, CDC's "disease detectives" faced an unprecedented number of challenges, including the unenviable task of diagnosing "a new disease that present[s] itself in different ways" and navigating several thousand potential "suspects," the Washington Post reports.

In the states: Louisiana cuts 46K beneficiaries from Medicaid, a third judge strikes down HHS' 'conscience protection' rule, and more

November 27, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

Bloomberg has entered the Democratic presidential race. Here's where he stands on health care.

November 25, 2019


Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) on Sunday announced that he has entered the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and a video launching his campaign touched on his views regarding health care reform.

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