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FDA panel backs prescribing opioid overdose reversal drug along with painkillers

(Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, along with addictive painkillers. Learn More

 

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More U.S. adults may be trying to lose weight, after all

(Reuters Health) - - Researchers said last year that the proportion of overweight U.S. adults trying to lose weight has been shrinking - but newly reanalyzed data suggest the proportion of adults trying to slim down actually grew slightly. More »

 

Teen pot users may hallucinate, become paranoid

(Reuters Health) - - More than two in five teens who use marijuana experience psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, paranoia and anxiety, a U.S. study suggests. More »

 

Guideline group turns gaze to opioid epidemic

(Reuters Health) - - As the opioid epidemic deepens, a government-backed panel that routinely draws up guidelines for disease prevention is starting to search for ways to prevent addiction to these drugs in the first place. More »

 

U.S. Surgeon General wants tougher action to tackle teen vaping epidemic

(Reuters) - U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday issued a rare advisory https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/surgeon-generals-advisory-on-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-2018.pdf, calling for aggressive steps against e-cigarette use among teens, which he said has become an "epidemic". More »

 

Few elderly patients record treatment preferences before surgery

(Reuters Health) - - Only one in four U.S. seniors with chronic health problems prepare documents detailing their treatment preferences ahead of undergoing risky surgery, a study suggests. More »

 

New Hampshire physician assistant guilty of Insys opioid kickback scheme

(Reuters) - A former physician assistant in New Hampshire was convicted on Tuesday of charges that he accepted nearly $50,000 in kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing its addictive fentanyl spray. More »

 

Indivior plans cheaper opioid addiction drug if rivals launch copycats

(Reuters) - Indivior Plc said on Tuesday it could launch a cheaper version of its blockbuster opioid addiction treatment, Suboxone, if rivals release generic versions of the drug. More »

 

WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low

(Reuters) - A case of yellow fever, an acute and contagious mosquito-borne viral disease, has been reported in a man in the Netherlands who recently traveled to Gambia and Senegal, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. More »

 

China first to approve AstraZeneca, FibroGen anaemia drug

LONDON (Reuters) - China has become the first country to approve a new anaemia drug from AstraZeneca and FibroGen, well before decisions by regulators in the United States or Europe. More »

 

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