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Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:28 PM EST

Bristol-Meyers Squibb to Pay $19.5M Over Abilify Marketing

Bristol-Meyers Squibb to Pay $19.5M Over Abilify Marketing

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will pay $19.5 million to settle allegations that it promoted the anti-psychotic drug Abilify for unapproved uses and misled doctors about its dangers, it was announced Thursday. Calif...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 09:13 AM EST

Teen Vaping Is Public Health Threat, Surgeon General Says

Teen Vaping Is Public Health Threat, Surgeon General Says

The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth. In a report being released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 08:33 PM EST

Pfizer Fined $100M for Epilepsy Drug Price Hike in UK

Pfizer Fined $100M for Epilepsy Drug Price Hike in UK

British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent. Pfiz...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 03:46 PM EST

Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study

Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study

Grooming pubic hair may be linked to an increased risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, according to a new study. The results did show participants who trimmed or shaved their pubic hair had a...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 06:34 AM EST

Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son

Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son

A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for outgoing Vice President Joe Biden. The...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 07:03 AM EST

Texas Releases Abortion Booklet Citing Refuted Cancer Links

Texas Releases Abortion Booklet Citing Refuted Cancer Links

A Texas state agency has released a new edition of a booklet for women considering an abortion that suggests there may be a link between terminating pregnancies and increased risks of breast cancer and...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 08:00 PM EST

In 2015, Health Spending Surges in the U.S.

In 2015, Health Spending Surges in the U.S.

In 2015, Americans spent $3.2 trillion on medical expenses, up by 5.8 percent since 2014, NBC News reported. Experts say there are also indications that health spending increased because people sought...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:56 AM EST

Shkreli Belittles Students Who Recreated His $750 Drug

Shkreli Belittles Students Who Recreated His $750 Drug

Martin Shkreli, the infamous former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who hiked the price on a drug used by HIV patients from $13.50 to $750, is making news again. This time belittling a group of Australian students...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 12:52 PM EST

World AIDS Day 2016: Activists Urge Testing, Education

World AIDS Day 2016: Activists Urge Testing, Education

Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day. It's a time to remember over 35 million people who have died from the disease since the early-1980s. It's also a chance for health organizations and charities to raise awareness...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 08:26 AM EST

'Magic Mushrooms' May Ease Anxiety, Depression: Studies

'Magic Mushrooms' May Ease Anxiety, Depression: Studies

The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. It worked for Dinah Bazer,...

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