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Walgreens to test drone delivery service with Alphabet's Wing

Sep 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
The pilot program will deliver food and beverage, over-the-counter medications and other items within minutes, the company said. Prescription deliveries will not be...
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Romney, Merkley introduce bill that would tax vaping industry and ban flavored e-cigarettes

Sep 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
The bill would ban e-cigarette flavors other than tobacco and apply existing cigarette taxes to e-cigarettes, among other measures aimed at curbing teen...
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FDA opens criminal probe of vaping deaths as health officials search for cause

Sep 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
The FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations opened a probe "shortly after" people started falling ill, Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, told reporters on a call...
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Missouri man dies from vaping-related illness, bringing US death toll to eight

Sep 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
A Missouri man died of vaping-related illness, officials announced...
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Vaping-related lung illnesses climb to 530 cases, seven deaths as CDC hunts for a cause

Sep 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
More than half of the patients have been younger than 25 and 16% are younger than 18, CDC principal deputy director Anne Schuchat...
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House Speaker Pelosi unveils Democrats' broad plan to lower prices on the most expensive drugs

Sep 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
The plan will allow Medicare to negotiate lower prices on as many as 250 drugs and apply those discounts to private health...
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NBA adopts new rules requiring teams to add full-time mental health staff for 2019-2020 season

Sep 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
The new rules come after recent disclosures by some players about their mental health battles — before and during their NBA...
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Instagram cracks down on posts touting 'miraculous' weight loss

Sep 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
On Instagram and other social media sites, health misinformation is rampant. Companies have only recently begun to take steps to clamp down on this kind of...
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Congress threatens to subpoena Juul, saying vaping company isn't cooperating with probe

Sep 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
The House subcommittee that oversees consumer product investigations launched its a probe of Juul in June. Subcommittee chairman Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., said Juul has not fully complied with the panel's...
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A Casper executive's sleep issues leads billion-dollar bed start-up into CBD gummies market

Sep 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
Bed-in-a-box start-up Casper has reached a $1 billion valuation by shaking up the online sales of the mattress industry. But its push into sleep health and a deal with edibles company Plus and John Legend for CBD gummies is no...
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CBS, WarnerMedia, Viacom drop all e-cigarette advertising, including from market leader Juul

Sep 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
CBS, CNN and other media companies are pulling e-cigarette ads off their airways, as the death toll from a mysterious vaping-related illness...
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Former Uber executive Meghan Joyce tapped by Oscar Health for COO

Sep 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
Joyce ran Uber's operations along the East Coast and in Canada where she helped build out a team of 700 employees over the last six...
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Pelosi to Cramer: There's no need to reinvent health care — just improve Obamacare

Sep 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
"I believe the path to 'health care for all' is a path following the lead of the Affordable Care Act," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells Jim...
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Too Much and Too Little Sleep Increases Heart Attack Risk

Sep 18, 2019 , CardioSmart
Getting six to nine hours of sleep a night may reduce risk for heart...
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Consumption of Plant-Based Proteins Could Add Years to Your Life

Sep 18, 2019 , CardioSmart
Study suggests that we eat plenty of plant-based foods, while limiting red and processed...
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Seventh person dies from vaping-associated lung disease

Sep 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
A California person has died from a vaping-associated lung disease that has now killed at least seven people and sickened nearly 400 people, California health officials announced...
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Feds should regulate, not ban, vaping to prevent more deaths, says big cannabis firm co-founder

Sep 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
Without regulation, there's not much room to know and ensure products don't contain dangerous materials, says Bruce...
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YouTube and Facebook have an illegal steroid problem, according to new report

Sep 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
New research by the Digital Citizens Alliance shows how easy it is to buy illegal steroids and other appearance- and performance-enhancing...
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Purdue Pharma chair: Best way to fight opioid crisis is for OxyContin maker to stay in business

Sep 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Purdue Pharma's chairman says the company should still produce OxyContin despite the drugmaker's bankruptcy filing amid the opioid...
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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection

Sep 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on...
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