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U.S. House Passes Drug Pricing Bill

Dec. 13, 2019 — A U.S. House Democrat bill that would give Medicare the authority to negotiate prescription drug prices and provide new benefits for seniors was passed Thursday in a 230-192 vote along party lines. However, the bill has no chance of being passed by the Republican-controlled Senate and the White House has threatened… Read More »

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 52, hospitalizations to 2,409

FILE PHOTO: Adam Trubitt, 21, vapes a Juul e-cigarette in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 30, 2018. Picture taken August 30, 2018. To match Special Report VAPING-REGULATION/JUUL REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton – RC1693D4A300/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. health officials said on Thursday four more deaths occurred since last week from a mysterious respiratory illness… Read More »

Women Lead Upswing in U.S. Binge Drinking

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Binge drinking is on the rise among Americans, especially among women, with rates doubling among childless females in their early 30s, a new study finds. “Mommy drinking” is also up, say researchers. “Although heavy drinking has either decreased or stabilized for most groups, binge drinking is still common… Read More »

Amid vaping crisis, U.S. to issue new advice for doctors focused on lung infections

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health officials are preparing to release new guidance for doctors stressing the need to ask every patient with an apparent respiratory infection about their vaping history. Jeffrey Manzanares, 33, lies in the intensive care unit of the University of Utah Hospital while being treated for vaping injury and other lung infections… Read More »