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FDA chief Gottlieb threatens to pull e-cigarettes off market if teen use doesn't slow

Nov 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
Gottlieb rolled out new rules Thursday restricting retail sales of most flavored e-cigarettes mostly to vape shops and other stores that don't allow minors. Most convenience stores and gas stations will effectively be...
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A grandpa's hope for hemophilia cure leads him to gene therapy clinical trial

Nov 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
BioMarin's clinical trial of a gene therapy for hemophilia is providing hope to patients with the disease. It is an experimental treatment that uses a virus to deliver a healthy copy of a gene to make up for one that causes excessive...
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Cancer drug company Tesaro shares rise 39% following report that it will explore sale

Nov 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
Tesaro shares soared 39 percent Friday upon a Bloomberg report that the pharmaceutical company will explore the opportunity of a...
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Pfizer to raise prices on 41 prescription drugs next year despite pressure from Trump

Nov 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
Pfizer deferred planned drug price increases this summer after President Donald Trump criticized the drug giant on...
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Alphabet stops its project to create a glucose-measuring contact lens for diabetes patients

Nov 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
Verily, Alphabet's life sciences unit, found it more challenging than expected to measure glucose levels in tears. Especially once it started testing its device outside of the...
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Facebook's CFO is joining the board of a biotech company trying to cure Alzheimer's disease

Nov 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
Facebook CFO David Wehner is one of three new board members appointed to Alector, a company taking an innovative approach to curing Alzheimer's. The other two are 23andMe's chief science officer, Richard Scheller, and ex-Genentech CFO Louis...
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Hospitals Face Business Impacts from Healthcare Innovators

Nov 16, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 14—Hospitals are facing a range of business impacts from innovative partnerships and approaches that have been launched in recent months and years, according to industry analysts....
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Nov. 19-23: Social-Needs Funding Coming in CMS Models

Nov 16, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 15—New federal payment models in the coming weeks and months will include funding to address the social determinants of health, says the government’s healthcare leader....
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FDA restricts most flavored e-cig sales to curb 'astonishing' teen vaping surge, pursues menthol ban

Nov 16, 2018 , CNBC Health
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb outlined a slew of policies, including restrictions on sales of flavored e-cigarettes, and essentially threatened to pull products from the market if manufacturers do not follow...
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A giant insurer is offering free Apple Watches to customers who meet walking goals

Nov 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in the Motion program can get an Apple Watch for the cost of taxes and shipping alone, if they reach certain fitness...
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Obamacare early enrollment rate drops in first sign-up season since GOP changes

Nov 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
Obamacare sign-ups on the federal health insurance marketplace fell by 20 percent in the first two weeks of this enrollment season compared to last year, according to new federal...
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Blu e-cigarette maker plans to restrict online sales amid FDA crackdown on teen use

Nov 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Fontem Ventures, a unit of tobacco company Imperial Brands, says it will raise the minimum age requirements to buy nicotine pods on its website to 21 regardless of where consumers are shopping....
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Number of Top-Scoring Hospitals in Patient Safety Increases

Nov 14, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 12—The share of hospitals earning the highest patient safety grades increased in the latest scorecard from a national organization....
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Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google

Nov 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
DeepMind Health says that it will be absorbed into Google Health, but it still won't be sharing patient health information with its parent company. Its critics remain...
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The new Google Health unit is absorbing health business from DeepMind, Alphabet's AI research group

Nov 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
CNBC has learned that DeepMind's health subsidiary is moving under the newly-formed Google Health led by former Geisinger CEO David...
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Juul halts flavored e-cigarette sales to retailers — for now

Nov 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Juul's new e-cigarette policy doesn't go as far as expected. A person briefed on the company's plan told CNBC last week that Juul would stop all retail sales of flavored nicotine pods. There was no mention of resuming sales at any...
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Few people exercise as much as they should—contributing $117 billion in annual US health costs

Nov 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Only 26 percent of men, 19 percent of women and 20 percent of adolescents meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' guidelines for physical...
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Joshua Kushner's start-up Oscar Health sues Florida Blue for allegedly running Obamacare monopoly

Nov 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Health insurance start-up Oscar Health sued Florida Blue, accusing the independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association of using inappropriate practices that allow it to be a monopoly in the state's Obamacare...
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Threat of a looming ban on menthol cigarettes weighs on tobacco stocks

Nov 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb plans to announce this week the agency will move forward with a ban on menthol cigarettes, senior FDA officials told CNBC last...
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GE CEO Culp's quick comments about health spinoff could mean an 'outright sale'

Nov 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
Analyst Scott Davis says Danaher, which GE's Larry Culp once ran, would "love" to own the life sciences business of GE...
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