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The Food and Drug Administration’s June 7 approval of aducanumab, for Alzheimer’s disease, set off a firestorm of controversy over the drug’s effectiveness — and its price. The FDA’s independent advisory committee recommended against approving the drug because of concerns about its effectiveness,...


On May 12, President Biden signed an executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity (the “Executive Order”). The Executive Order identified six broad initiatives for the improvement of security within federal government information technology systems and called on various federal departme...


Smoke billows from the chimneys of Belchatow Power Station, Europe's biggest coal-fired power plant, in this May 7, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Peter Andrews LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - Coal-fired power plants are proving hard to shutdown in developing economies because they are cheap and convenient,...


In California, Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross have terminated their network agreement. This removes Dignity hospitals and medical clinics across California from Anthem’s network. For the past six months, Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross have been in contract negotiations. Despite their...


Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo July 21 (Reuters) - State attorneys general on Wednesday unveiled a $26 billion settlement with the three largest U.S. drug distributors and Johnson Johnson to resolve thousan...


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LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --   Glancy Prongay Murray LLP ("GPM") reminds investors of the upcoming  August 9, 2021 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("AcelRx" or...


Show caption At present all babies have what is known as the ‘heel prick’ test to screen for nine serious health conditions. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Genetics Consultation shows positivity towards screening programme to spot those at heightened risk of certain health conditi...


The payout to New York will take place over the next 17 years, and joins a $26 billion deal to settle the thousands of nationwide lawsuits. The opioid case in New York is so vast that the trial is being held at a law school in Central Islip. Credit... Johnny M...


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Show caption A teenage girl looking at her smartphone. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Eating disorders Researchers find minimal interactions by teen users can trigger a deluge of thin-body and dieting images Instagram’s algorithms are pushing teenage girls who even briefly engage...


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Neelu Tummala, MD, is an ENT surgeon and clinical assistant professor of surgery at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and is the vice-chair of public relations for Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action. The views expressed in this commentary belong to the aut...


Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo July 21 (Reuters) - State attorneys general on Wednesday unveiled a $26 billion settlement with the three largest U.S. drug distributors and Johnson Johnson to resolve thousan...