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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FDA) have issued warning letters to four companies that manufacture, advertise, and offer for sale or distribution flavored e-liquid products for violations related to online posts by social media influencers on the companies' behalf.
Federal court hearings on CVS Health's acquisition of Aetna wrapped up Thursday without a firm date for when Judge Richard Leon would rule on a Justice Department settlement that allowed the deal, and legal uncertainty for the merged firm could last well into the summer.
CDC announced Wednesday that the number of measles cases reported in the United States so far this year has surpassed the 1,000 mark. Since May 27, 61 new cases of measles have been reported, bringing the total to 1,001—the highest level recorded since 1992, when more than 2,100 cases were diagnosed.
FDA on Tuesday approved galcanezumab-gnlm (Emgality—Eli Lilly) solution for injection for the treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults.
A research letter published in JAMA Network found that deaths from falls among adults 75 years and older increased from 2000 to 2016. The absolute number of deaths from falls rose from more than 8,600 in 2000 to more than 25,000 in 2016. Deaths from falls in older patients are generally attributed to age, medication use, poor balance, and chronic conditions.
CVS Health reports it will expand its HealthHub store model it recently tested, pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment, and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years.
FDA is seeking feedback on a new rule that would require certain immediate-release opioids prescribed for the treatment of acute pain to be packaged in fixed quantity, unit-of-use blister packaging.
Nearly one-half of adolescent women diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the emergency department do not fill their outpatient prescriptions for antimicrobial therapy, according to a research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics on May 28, 2019.
CVS Health on Tuesday is expected to defend its acquisition of insurer Aetna on both the legal front and to investors. CVS lawyers will appear in a federal court for the start of a 3-day proceeding in which U.S.
After peaking in 2009, new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the United States have dropped by 35%, according to CDC researchers. Additionally, new cases of diabetes decreased from 1.7 million new cases per year in 2008 to 1.3 million new cases in 2017.