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Judge denies J&J's request to transfer 2,400 talc lawsuits to federal court

Jul 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
The lawsuits allege J&J's talc-based baby powder contained asbestos and caused ovarian and other...
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Amazon threatens to sue major pharmacy player if it prevents PillPack from tapping patient drug data

Jul 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
Amazon's PillPack was informed this week that it will soon be cut off from patient medication data, according to people familiar with the...
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Binge Watching TV is Worse for the Heart Than a Desk Job

Jul 20, 2019 , CardioSmart
Study links TV watching, but not seated work, to increased risk for heart attack and...
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To tilt your odds of success at work, get more sleep

Jul 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
Good sleep should not only be for the elites. Lack of sleep and sleep disorders take a steep toll on worker productivity and health. Burning the midnight oil to get ahead is the worst way for employees to think and...
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IQOS boosts Philip Morris International's quarterly profit, revenue. Stock jumps

Jul 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
Philip Morris International beats second-quarter earnings and revenue estimates and hikes its full-year forecast as its new tobacco products...
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Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Jul 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to...
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House backs repeal of Obamacare's unpopular 'Cadillac tax' in rare bipartisan vote

Jul 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
The "'Cadillac tax," set to go into effect in 2022, is unpopular with both Republicans and Democrats, who say it punishes the middle...
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Curaleaf expands to Midwest with Grassroots acquisition as more states legalize recreational pot

Jul 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
Curaleaf Executive Chairman Boris Jordan said the deal fills out Curaleaf's U.S. footprint, adding the next frontier is...
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UnitedHealth's Optum strikes deal with Bay Area hospital in bid to keep it independent

Jul 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
Optum's new partnership with John Muir Health aims at helping the small Northern California hospital operator become more...
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J&J vows to defend itself in talc, opioid lawsuits

Jul 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Johnson & Johnson vowed to defend itself against lawsuits alleging the company fueled the opioid crisis and that its namesake talc-based baby powder caused ovarian cancer and...
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Johnson & Johnson falls despite 42% profit spike amid talc, opioid litigation fears

Jul 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Johnson & Johnson shares fell 1% Tuesday despite the company posting a 42% profit spike amid concerns about lawsuits the company faces regarding its talc-based baby powder and its alleged role in the opioid...
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FDA 'stands ready' to accelerate review of e-cigarettes

Jul 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
The Food and Drug Administration "stands ready" to start reviewing e-cigarettes amid a teen vaping "epidemic," acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless said Monday in a...
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids slams Juul's 'fake apology'

Jul 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids slammed Juul's "fake apology," saying it's "a blatant attempt to deflect attention from the company's wrongdoing" in "creating the youth e-cigarette...
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Top strategist says it's time to buy health care, the worst-performing sector this year

Jul 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Investors should look to buy health-care stocks because concerns about "Medicare for All" have been priced in, says longtime bull Julian...
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Medical cannabis is gaining momentum in Asia

Jul 15, 2019 , CNBC Health
Many Asian countries have made headlines for strict punishments for cannabis, but some are nevertheless softening their...
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How being a female tech founder prepared this CEO to fight the medical system when she got cancer

Jul 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
Leila Janah was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma at the age of 36. She put her entrepreneurial skills to use as a patient, both in getting access to an unapproved drugs and in getting her doctors on the same...
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As Juul grapples with teen vaping 'epidemic,' CEO tells parents 'I'm sorry'

Jul 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
CNBC's Carl Quintanilla interviewed Juul CEO Kevin Burns for a documentary, "Vaporized: America's E-cigarette...
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Long Workdays Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke

Jul 13, 2019 , CardioSmart
French study links 10-hour workdays to stronger likelihood of stroke among men and women...
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US federal judge orders FDA to implement 10-month deadline for e-cigarette applications

Jul 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
The move ramps up pressure on companies like Juul Labs whose products have come under intense scrutiny for their popularity among...
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Johnson & Johnson to test HIV vaccine in US and Europe

Jul 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is set to test an experimental HIV vaccine in the U.S. and Europe this year, the company confirmed with...
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