Health, Fitness & Food

A logo sits on display on a building at the Novartis AG campus in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg | Getty Images Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis is close to a deal to purchase the cholesterol drugmaker Medicines Company for nearly $7 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal, which
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Karuna Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steve Paul told CNBC on Friday that the biotech firm is hopeful its new therapy for schizophrenia will prove effective for patients in a late-stage trial. “We have to get this compound through phase three to get it to patients,” Paul told “Power Lunch.” “We’re cautiously optimistic given the robustness of
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Nick Gregory, a 26-year-old manager, vapes on a JUUL at Botany Bay in Lexington, Ky. Charles Bertram | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Tobacco executives, vaping industry representatives and public health leaders are scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Friday at the White House. Juul, the market leading e-cigarette manufacturer, will send
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said on Monday Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren‘s two-step “Medicare for All” transition proposal shows “she is not as left as you thought.” “A softer Elizabeth Warren is something we’re going to have to start expecting,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” However, he added he was “shocked that she did this” with
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President Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House following reports that U.S. forces attacked Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northern Syria, in Washington, October 27, 2019. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Trump administration released a plan Friday that will force hospitals and insurers to disclose their negotiate rates or risk being
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Jordan Katzman, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., center, and Alex Fenkell, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., right, look at a monitor during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, Sept. 12, 2019. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of SmileDirectClub tanked by as much as 20% in midday trading Wednesday,
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Founders: Andrew Parker (CEO), Alfredo VaamondeLaunched: 2017Headquarters: MiamiIndustry: Health care Pictured above: Andrew Parker Papa’s digital lander page Papa Papa connects college students to older adults who need assistance with transportation, household chores, technology lessons, companionship and other senior services. Additionally, the company’s mission is to help “seniors feel young again,” focusing on friendship and
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Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Monday called for Juul Labs’ products to be removed from the market after two studies revealed the scope of teen use of Juul e-cigarettes and flavored pods. “It’s very clear that Juul can’t keep their products out of the hands of kids,” said Gottlieb, a trained physician, health advocate
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Jonathan Bush Last time Jonathan Bush was in the corporate world, he was engaged in a bruising battle with Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, ultimately losing control of AthenaHealth, the health software company he co-founded in 1997 and took public a decade later. That was June 2018. Bush resurfaced this past September, announcing that he was
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Harriet Taylor Hardware is increasingly becoming a commodity, where devices with nearly identical features end up competing mainly on price. But for big consumer technology companies like Apple and Google, it’s still important to have a foothold in the wearable devices market because it’s the key way to get information about users on the go,
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