Health, Fitness & Food

The New York City Department of Health is planning to step up its campaign against restaurants that sell CBD-laced food and drinks by issuing violations “subject to fines” to companies that continue to offer the cannabis compound. Starting Oct. 1, 2019, the health department will begin doling out infractions to food service establishments for offering
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This flu season so far hasn’t been as severe as last year, though activity is starting to pick up, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Fewer people have sought outpatient care or have been hospitalized for flu-like illnesses this season, the CDC said in a report summarizing flu activity from Sept. 30
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More than 26 million people — more people than in all of Australia — have shared their DNA with one of the four leading ancestry and health databases, allowing researchers to extrapolate data on virtually all Americans and raising some serious privacy concerns, according to the MIT Technology Review. Consumers purchased the same number of
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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is upping the pressure on Juul and Marlboro-maker Altria, accusing executives of reneging on promises they made to help combat teen vaping in light of Altria’s $12.8 billion investment in the e-cigarette maker late last year. Gottlieb is calling the company’s CEOs to the agency’s headquarters to explain
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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he’s putting pharmacy chain Walgreens “on notice” for allegedly selling tobacco product to minors. The agency has already filed formal complaints seeking to block a Walgreens’ location in Miami and a Circle K Store in Charleston, South Carolina from selling cigarettes or cigars to minors for 30
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New York City’s health department has ordered restaurants to stop adding CBD to food and drinks, threatening to thwart the budding trend. Bars, cafes and restaurants across the city have been increasingly adding CBD, short for cannabidiol, to cocktails, coffee and food. The compound, which comes from the cannabis plant, promises to deliver the calming
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Starboard Value is “certainly interested in the story at Bristol-Myers,” Jeffrey Smith, co-founder and CEO of the activist hedge fund, told CNBC on Tuesday. However, Smith refused to comment on a weekend Bloomberg report about Starboard taking a stake in the embattled pharmaceutical giant, which last month agreed to buy troubled cancer drug company Celgene
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The number of privately insured women seeking long-acting reversible contraceptives significantly increased in the 30 days following President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, according to a study published Monday. Harvard University researchers said a higher-than-expected number of American women ages 18 to 45 sought intrauterine devices and implants immediately after the election. The researchers, whose
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Alphabet’s life sciences arm, Verily, has been looking for partners to co-develop shoes with sensors embedded to monitor the wearer’s movement and weight, as well as to measure falls, CNBC has learned. Three people familiar with the project say that the Google sister company has in recent months shown a prototype of the design in
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Democratic leaders sent letters Wednesday to three major pharmaceutical companies asking for the “root causes” of rising insulin costs, the latest attempt by Democrats to tackle high health-care costs in the U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr, D-Nj, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette, D-Co, sent letters to Eli Lilly,
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Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue on Tuesday that beat Wall Street’s expectations but its guidance for 2019 disappointed investors. Shares of Pfizer fell more than 3 percent in premarket trading. Here’s how the company did compared with what Wall Street expected: Earnings: 64 cents per share vs. 63 cents per share forecast
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Walgreens Boots Alliance shareholders have instructed the company to explain how it’s monitoring and managing risks related to the opioid crisis, according to preliminary results announced Friday at Walgreens’ annual shareholder meeting. The measure requires Walgreens to prepare a report by June 30 detailing any changes the company has made to its corporate governance since
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J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon renewed his criticism of health care in the U.S. on Wednesday, saying Americans have some of the “worst outcomes” despite having the best system in the world, he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “With health care, we have the best in the world — doctors, hospitals, pharma, you name it —
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Johnson & Johnson reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ expectations and gave its financial forecast for this year. Here’s what the company reported compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv: Earnings per share: $1.97, adjusted, vs. $1.95 expected Revenue: $20.4 billion vs. $20.2 billion expected
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