Key House committee passes Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s sweeping drug pricing bill

Republican members on the committee expressed concerns with the legislation, particularly that it would discourage innovation for new medicines in the pharmaceutical industry. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Prudential to charge higher insurance rates for people who vape — the same as smokers

Customers who vape will be classified as smokers instead of nonsmokers when applying for individual insurance policies, Prudential said in an emailed statement Wednesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

The Supreme Court just set up an election year fight over Louisiana abortion law that limits access

The Louisiana law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles where the abortions are provided. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Trump says Pelosi’s promise to work with him on drug price plan is ‘camouflage’ for impeachment

Trump is accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of trying to distract voters from the Democratic impeachment inquiry with promises to work with the White House on lowering drug prices and trade. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

Ex-FDA chief McClellan says ‘structures’ weren’t in place to identify vaping crisis earlier

McClellan says former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb had tried over the last couple of years to put a more "aggressive regulatory structure in place" for use of e-cigarettes. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Vaping giant Juul is cutting staff in corporate restructuring as scrutiny intensifies

The company is eliminating some of it's 3,900 employees, slowing hiring and reviewing its current job postings, CNBC has confirmed. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Humana CEO: Competition and innovation lower drug prices better than just putting a cap on them

"I really want to encourage competition because I think competition creates innovation, and when you create innovation everyone wins," Humana CEO Bruce Broussard says. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

CBS, WarnerMedia drop all e-cigarette advertising, including from market leader Juul

CBS, CNN and other media companies are pulling e-cigarette ads off their airways, as the death toll from a mysterious vaping-related illness climbs. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

FDA slams vaping company Juul for illegal marketing practices, threatens fines or seizure

Federal health officials slammed vaping company Juul on Monday for illegally advertising its nicotine pods as a safer alternative to cigarettes, threatening to fine or even seize the company's products if it doesn't correct its marketing. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE … Read more…

What should people avoid inhaling during mysterious lung disease outbreak? Health officials disagree

It's too early to pinpoint what exactly is making people sick, federal health officials say. Meantime, the CDC and FDA are warning people to avoid different products. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your … Read more…

Smart devices are moving from fitness tracking to monitoring patients with chronic illnesses

Myia Health is looking to partner with hospitals and provide technology so they can monitor sick patients when they go home. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Weill Family Foundation announces A.I. partnership with Energy Department

The Department of Energy and the Weill Foundation on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding for a new public-private partnership which will use the agency's artificial intelligence capabilities for biomedical research. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

MIT scientists say new skin patch to deliver cancer medication in 60 seconds shows promise in mice

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the patch, which was made to fight melanoma, a deadly but highly treatable form of skin cancer. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Bernie Sanders, Elijah Cummings accuse drugmakers Mylan and Teva of ‘coordinated obstruction’

Shares of Mylan and Teva Pharmaceutical were each down on Wednesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION … Read more…

These health-tech veterans want to avert the next Theranos disaster with ‘medical diligence’

Ruby Gadelrab and Jill Hagenkord are hoping to bridge the gap between technology and medicine, and help investors vet start-ups for potential red flags. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

UK government pledges $303 million for A.I. project to tackle cancer, dementia and heart disease

Academics and tech companies will help to develop the scheme. 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 help … Read more…

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 … Read more…