Tag: Health

  • At trial, Minnesota says e-cigarette maker Juul is targeting children

    MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison personally opened his state’s case Tuesday against Juul Labs, accusing the e-cigarette maker of using “slick products, clever advertising and appealing flavors” to get kids hooked on nicotine. hooked when the first of thousands of cases against the company landed. Minnesota is seeking more than $100 million in […]

  • We want to retire in about 5 years, but have $150,000 in credit card debt and loans and $1.4 million in retirement accounts – ‘we really want to be retired’

    I am trying to get some outside guidance to be able to retire in the next 5 years Unpleasant 7 years. I amI have to work until I am 59 1/2 to use retirement funds. We have about $1.4 million in 401(k) and Roth accounts, $30,000 in stock, a rental house that we owe $245,000 […]

  • Elizabeth Holmes returns to court to avoid prison

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes appeared Friday in what could be her final trial before she began an 11-year prison sentence unless a judge grants her request to remain free while her lawyers are in custody. appeal against her conviction for the mastermind behind a hoax for blood tests. The […]

  • COVID-19 pill Paxlovid moves closer to full FDA approval

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill Paxlovid won another vote of confidence from U.S. health advisers Thursday, paving the way for full regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The drug has been used by millions of Americans since the FDA granted it emergency use authorization late 2021. The agency has the final say […]

  • First drugs to face Medicare price penalty called

    U.S. health officials released the first list of drugs paid for by the government’s Medicare insurance program whose prices rose more than inflation and will be fined under a new federal law. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday named 27 medications that had the big price increases, including AbbVie’s rheumatoid arthritis treatment […]

  • Novo Nordisk cuts insulin prices by up to 75%

    Novo, one of the largest sellers of insulin in the US and around the world, said on Tuesday it would cut the list price of its NovoLog insulin by 75% and prices for Novolin and Levemir by 65% ​​from January 2024. In addition, Novo plans to lower prices for its off-label insulin products to match […]

  • FDA: 2 more brands of eye drops recalled due to risks

    US health officials warn consumers of two more eye drop recalls due to contamination risks that could lead to vision problems and serious injury March 7, 2023, 11:17 a.m. ET • 2 min read WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are warning consumers of two more eye drop recalls due to contamination risks that could lead […]

  • WeightWatchers enters Ozempic market with telehealth deal

    Sequence is a subscription service that offers telehealth visits with doctors who can prescribe the drugs. WeightWatchers, which has long promised to help customers lose weight through food tracking and lifestyle changes, is moving to also offer customers a medical approach to weight loss. “This is the biggest innovation in our industry today,” said WW […]

  • New diabetes drugs like Ozempic are changing the way patients are treated

    The way doctors treat diabetes is changing. For years, people with type 2 diabetes who had to take drugs to lower their blood sugar started taking an old drug called metformin. New guidelines now recommend that patients can start on one of the newer diabetes drugs, which can also reduce weight and protect the heart […]

  • Healthcare CEO is being charged with illegal stock sales in prearranged transactions

    The founder of telehealth provider Ontrak Inc. OTRK -0.16% was charged in a first-of-its-kind insider trading criminal, with prosecutors alleging that he sold millions of dollars worth of stock while abusing a trading scheme that executives normally use to protect themselves from such suspicions. Ontrak Chief Executive Terren Peizer set up pre-agreed trading plans in […]