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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced that the Justice Department is throwing its weight behind plaintiffs in an opioids lawsuit in Ohio.

Systematic review and meta-analysis published in Gastroenterology

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said Monday the agency is investigating reduced effectiveness of 2017–18 seasonal influenza vaccines against the H3N2 strain of influenza A. "There are a number of theories on why this season's vaccines produced reduced effectiveness against H3N2," Gottlieb said.

Pharmacists are among health professionals encouraged to participate

Committee reverses prior recommendations, approval rests with CDC director

States across the country are moving to block "gag clauses" that prohibit pharmacists from telling customers that they could save money by paying cash for prescription drugs rather than using their health insurance. Many pharmacists have expressed frustration about such provisions in their contracts with PBMs.

FDA warned Thursday that the antibiotic clarithromycin (Biaxin) may increase the risk of heart problems or death in patients with heart disease, potentially years later.

FDA announced Wednesday the voluntary destruction and recall of a large volume of dietary supplements containing kratom. The affected products are manufactured and distributed nationwide under the brand names Botany Bay, Enhance Your Life, and Divinity by Divinity Products Distribution of Grain Valley, MO.

A trial under way in federal court in Philadelphia is testing the power of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to crack down on drugmakers' alleged moves to thwart the sale of low-cost generics.

Meta-analysis of 10 trials suggests almost no reduction in risk