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Millions left behind as diabetes drives surge in insulin demand

Nov 21, 2018 , Reuters
A global diabetes epidemic is fuelling record demand for insulin but tens of millions will not get the injections they need unless there is a dramatic improvement in access and affordability, a new study concluded on Wednesday....
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A Unique New York Law Allows State To Collect Taxes From Opioid Makers To Defray Cost Of Crisis. Companies Are Not Happy About It.

Nov 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The state has sent the companies bills totaling about $600 million under the new Opioid Stewardship Act. In other news from the drug epidemic: pharmacists are trained on dispensing naloxone; a company hikes the price of an anti-overdose drug by 600 percent; Rhode Island develops a strategy to get prisoners effective addiction treatment; bixsexual women are more prone to misusing prescription opioids; and...
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Malaria on the rise in more than 13 countries, experts warn

Nov 20, 2018 , CNN Health
After almost two decades of decline, malaria cases have significantly risen in 13 countries, prompting concern that much more is needed to combat the epidemic....
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HIV Testing And Prevention: Identifying And Reaching At-Risk And Hidden Populations

Nov 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Rutgers scholar Henry Raymond, an expert in HIV/LGBT populations, is researching HIV prevalence and behaviors among hard to reach LGBT communities in order to monitor the epidemic and provide data to design appropriate education and intervention strategies in HIV prevention. While there has been gr......
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What parents should know about the 'huge epidemic' of vaping

Nov 18, 2018 , CNN Health
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How China can fix its eyesight crisis

Nov 16, 2018 , CNN Health
President Xi Jinping recently described myopia as an epidemic affecting China's younger generations....
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Why You Should Care About Big Data This Flu Season

Nov 16, 2018 , Forbes
Could Twitter help predict how bad flu season will be? What can walk-in clinics tell us about where the worst of the virus will peak? Let’s take a look at how big data could transform patient diagnosis, vaccine development and epidemic prevention through a lens we all know too well: flu...
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Local Ties In Suit Against Opioid Manufacturer Makes Case Personal For New Jersey Officials

Nov 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that New Jersey says minimized the risks of opioid addiction in its marketing messages is based in the state. “It is especially troubling that so much of the alleged misconduct took place right here in our own backyard,”said Gurbir Grewal, the New Jersey attorney general, at a news conference announcing the legal action. “New Jersey’s pharmaceutical industry is the envy of the world, with a long history of developing vital, lifesaving drugs. But we...
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FDA plans to launch new restrictions on e-cigarette flavors

Nov 10, 2018 , CNN Health
Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products....
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Juul to stop selling most e-cigarette flavors in retail shops in response to teen vaping

Nov 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
E-cigarette manufacturer Juul will stop selling fruity flavors like mango and cucumber from brick and mortar stores in response to the Food and Drug Administration's request to curb "epidemic" levels of teen...
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U.S. to restrict e-cigarette flavors to fight teenage vaping 'epidemic'

Nov 09, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration next week will issue a ban on the sale of fruit and candy flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations, an agency official said, in a move to counter a surge in teenage use of e-cigarettes....
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Michael Fraser to receive NACDS Foundation Excellence in Patient Care award

Nov 09, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Michael Fraser, CEO of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials will be honored by NACDS Foundation for addressing the opioid-abuse epidemic and other healthcare issues. Read More...
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State Highlights: New Program Expands Treatment For New Hampshire’s Opioid Epidemic; Hospital, College Take Step To Improve Pediatricians’ Training In Louisiana

Nov 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New Hampshire, Louisiana, Kansas, Texas, Michigan, Maryland and...
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FDA OKs Strong Opioid Pill Ten Times Stronger Than Fentanyl Despite Abuse Concerns

Nov 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Health experts said the pill isn't needed and will only worsen the opioid epidemic. The FDA endorsed Dsuvia, which can be applied once under the tongue and benefit soldiers on the battlefield where IVs can be impractical. Other news on opioids focuses on the FDA's armed hunt for counterfeit drugs and the continued threat of fentanyl and...
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Rite Aid Shareholders Press Pharmacy Chain To Report On How Addictive Painkiller Are Monitored

Nov 01, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Also in the news, more states are licensing new methadone clinics in communities hit hard by the opioid epidemic....
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FDA says it had 'constructive' meetings with e-cigarette manufacturers on teen epidemic

Nov 01, 2018 , CNBC Health
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has met with Juul and four other e-cigarette makers after instructing them to fix what he has labeled "epidemic" levels of teen use of their...
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Safe Stations, ERs And Other Responses To The Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

Oct 30, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Other states are watching how New Hampshire's "safe stations" approach, which involves setting up access points at which people can seek addiction treatment, is doing. Meanwhile, Maryland hospitals are becoming trailblazers in offering addition treatment in their ERs. And, recognizing that the plague of heroin is not just a big-city problem, NPR reports on how one rural community is reacting....
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MetroHealth takes multifaceted stance in opioid battle

Oct 30, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
As the opioid epidemic claims the lives of tens of thousands of Americans every year, Cleveland's MetroHealth has been fortifying its battle against the crisis, accelerating its work within the past couple of...
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Novartis, Pfizer join forces on potentially lucrative fatty liver disease

Oct 30, 2018 , Reuters
Novartis AG and Pfizer Inc are teaming up to develop treatments for a liver disease many drug companies believe will become a hugely lucrative market, as it is tied to the obesity and diabetes epidemics....
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Why peanut reactions have become 'almost epidemic' — and what to do about food allergies

Oct 29, 2018 , CNBC Health
Allergies to peanuts and other types of food continues to climb, but experts say there is some progress in controlling or preventing life-threatening...
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