Johnson & Johnson says jury ruled in its favor in lawsuit alleging baby powder caused mesothelioma

Concerns over J&J's baby powder threaten the company's family friendly image. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please…

Senate panel looks at easing cannabis laws that restrict access to mainstream banking services

U.S. lawmakers are looking at easing restrictions on cannabis laws that restrict the industry's access to mainstream banking services at a Senate hearing Tuesday — as momentum to reform federal marijuana laws builds in Congress. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE:…

Early-and-regular cannabis use by youth is associated with alteration in brain circuits that support cognitive control

The development of neural circuits in youth, at a particularly important time in their lives, can be heavily influenced by external factors — specifically the frequent and regular use of cannabis. A new study reports that alterations in cognitive control…

Bluebird CEO defends $1.8 million gene therapy price — ‘It’s really thinking about it differently’

Bluebird Bio's $ 1.8 million gene therapy, Zynteglo, is the second most expensive drug in the world behind Novartis' $ 2.1 million gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX…

California lawmaker withdraws bill banning flavored tobacco products after ‘hostile amendments’

A proposed California bill that would prohibit sales of flavored tobacco products in stores and vending machines in the nation's most populous state was withdrawn Thursday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription…

Commentary: Novartis CEO: Gene therapy offers hope of cures in a treatment, but US needs new pricing, payment model

The current global health system treats chronic diseases with a pay-as-you-go model, spreading costs over months and years. It's unprepared to pay for a surge of new, single-treatment therapies with the potential to provide a lifetime of benefit. Health and…

Trump ‘conscience’ rule for medical providers facing legal challenge in California

Critics are assailing the Trump administration's so-called "conscience" rule that allows health-care providers to refuse medical treatment to people, even in emergencies. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up…

Why Sage Therapeutics CEO Jeff Jonas believes Zulresso will remedy more than postpartum depression

Sage Therapeutics, the maker of the drug, now hopes to address another major challenge: The public's misconception about mental health. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80%…

Tobacco company Philip Morris starts life insurance firm that offers discounts to smokers who quit

Philip Morris International, the tobacco company that sells Marlboro cigarettes around the world, is getting into the life insurance business. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80%…

Jewish nurses debunk anti-vaxxer misinformation as measles spreads in NYC’s ultra-Orthodox community

A group Jewish nurses is disputing a handbook that health officials say is fueling a measles outbreak in the ultra-Orthodox community. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to…

Instagram vanity drives record Brazilian butt lifts as millennials fuel plastic surgery boom

The Brazilian butt lift was the hottest growing segment, surging 19 percent with more than 24,000 procedures last year, plastic surgeons say. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up…