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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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What Healthcare Policies Will the Election Produce?

Nov 13, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 9—A divided Congress may be a recipe for overall gridlock, but some healthcare policy watchers see hope for action in certain areas....
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As Amarin stock drops, CEO says investors should 'understand our data better'

Nov 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
Amarin CEO is defending results from a major clinical trial of its Vascepa heart drug after researchers raise questions about early results that sent stocks up in...
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Alums from this failed health tech start-up now hold key roles at Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and others

Nov 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
In 2012, Quanttus set out to make a smart watch that could measure blood pressure around the clock. It failed but the dream lives on, as Quanttus alums spread out to companies like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Fitbit, Nike, Samsung and...
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Alumns from this failed health tech start-up now hold key roles at Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and others

Nov 11, 2018 , CNBC Health
In 2012, Quanttus set out to make a smart watch that could measure blood pressure around the clock. It failed but the dream lives on, as Quanttus alumns spread out to companies like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Fitbit, Nike, Samsung and...
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Google names Verily's engineering VP Linus Upson as interim head of health

Nov 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
Google is hoping to better coordinate its efforts in health care. It hired Geisinger Health CEO's David Feinberg, but in the interim, it has named Verily's Linus Upson as interim...
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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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Nov. 12-16: ‘Mandatory Models Are Going to See a Comeback,’ Azar Says

Nov 09, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 8—As payers prepare to gather for value-based payment discussions in Washington, D.C., next week, the administration’s healthcare leader warned the sector to prepare for mandatory models....
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CDC says smoking rates fall to record low in US

Nov 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
An estimated 14 percent of adults in the U.S., or 34.3 million people, smoked cigarettes in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
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Warren Buffett-owned DaVita plunges 9% after soaring on midterm elections

Nov 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
DaVita was set to give back gains at Wall Street's open Thursday after the dialysis provider reported third-quarter earnings and revenue that missed analysts'...
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FDA plans to restrict flavored e-cigarette sales, ban menthol cigarettes from market

Nov 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
The Food and Drug Administration plans to limit sales of some flavored e-cigarettes to vape shops and move forward with a ban on menthol cigarettes, according to senior agency...
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Google has hired Geisinger's David Feinberg to lead its health strategy

Nov 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
Google is hiring Geisinger Health CEO David Feinberg to define its strategy in the $3 trillion medical sector and coordinate work across its various...
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