Health, Fitness & Food

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. Bill Clark | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday accused three major pharmaceutical companies of “coordinated obstruction” and “apparent efforts to stonewall” an investigation on generic drug prices launched in 2014. Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,
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Chad Robins, CEO of Adaptive Biotechnologies. Anjali Sundaram | CNBC Adaptive Biotechnologies shares fell by more than 7% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the biotech company posted a wider-than-expected loss in its first earnings report since going public. The company posted a loss of $1.23 a share on revenue of $22.1 million. Wall Street analysts
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Tilray has begun shipping CBD to researchers at New York University to study alcohol and post-traumatic stress disorders, the Canadian pot company announced Thursday. It’s the second time it has received the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s approval to send the compound to U.S. scientists. The NYU researchers will test CBD in clinical trials aimed at treating alcohol
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Ruby Gadelrab and Jill Hagenkord of MDisrupt Ruby Gadelrab and Jill Hagenkord Before Theranos raised hundreds of millions of dollars, forged a partnership with Walgreens and started using its flawed blood-testing technology with patients, a thorough due diligence process might have raised red flags about the company’s methods and practices. Two industry executives — Rudy
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BrianAJackson | iStock | Getty Images The U.K. government has announced £250 million ($303 million) in funding to create a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab that focuses on healthcare. The lab will, according to authorities, hope to improve cancer screening by speeding up test results; identify patients who are “most at risk” of heart disease
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A pharmacist helps a customer at a Walgreens pharmacy in Wheeling, Illinois. Getty Images Walgreens plans to shutter 200 stores in the U.S. as the company pares back its locations in the U.K., the company said Tuesday. Parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance earlier this year announced plans to shutter 200 stores in the U.K. and
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In this photo illustration, a container of Johnson’s baby powder made by Johnson and Johnson sits on a table in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images A jury in Kentucky rejected claims that Johnson & Johnson‘s talc-based baby powder contained asbestos and caused mesothelioma, the company said in a statement, a win for
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Representatives from Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft joined up in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, alongside some of the largest health insurers and hospitals, to announce plans to provide consumers with easier access to their medical information. The group agreed to begin testing a set of technical specifications for sharing for a type of health data
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing the White House en route West Virginia in Washington, July 24, 2019. Mary F. Calvert | Reuters The Trump administration is proposing a rule that would require hospitals to publish the prices that are negotiated with insurers, or risk being fined. The proposed rule, announced Monday,
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A researcher in a Bristol-Myers Squibb laboratory. The drugs — ipilimumab (brand name Yervoy) and nivolumab (Opdivo) — belong to a class called checkpoint inhibitors and are made by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Emile Wamsteker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Bristol-Myers released mixed results on Wednesday from trials testing the survival benefit of its immunotherapy Opdivo in combination
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