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Brand-name combo pills may cost more than getting drugs separately

(Reuters Health) – Brand-name medicines that combine multiple drugs into a single pill may be more expensive than buying each drug separately, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data collected from 2011 to 2016 on 1,500 medicines that accounted for…..

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Brand-name combo pills may cost more than getting drugs separately

(Reuters Health) – Brand-name medicines that combine multiple drugs into a single pill may be more expensive than buying each drug separately, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data collected from 2011 to 2016 on 1,500 medicines that accounted for…..

Israel bans Juul e-cigarettes over nicotine concentration

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Tuesday outlawed the import and sale of e-cigarettes made by Silicon Valley start-up Juul Labs, citing public health concerns given their nicotine content. Juul e-cigarette starter pack is seen in this picture illustration taken July…..

Consumer baby monitors may get vital signs wrong

(Reuters Health) – Two popular monitors that promise to keep parents informed about their babies’ vital signs scored poorly in a test comparing them with actual hospital quality monitors, researchers say. The commercially available monitors, which are not approved by…..

FDA extends EpiPen expiry date to combat shortage

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday extended the expiration date of specific lots of Mylan NV’s EpiPen allergy injectors by four months to mitigate the shortage of the life-saving treatment. FILE PHOTO: EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens…..

Cervical cancer screening without Pap test OK for some women

(Reuters Health) – Not all women need Pap tests to look for cells in the cervix that might be malignant. Under new guidelines from U.S. physicians, some women can get a test that looks for the cancer-causing human papilloma virus…..

China's Changchun mayor resigns after vaccine scandal: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) – The mayor of the Chinese city of Changchun resigned on Tuesday, state media reported, after a safety scandal at Changchun-based vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology sparked widespread consumer anger. FILE PHOTO – People gather at the gate of…..

Tainted heart drug from second Chinese firm pulled off EU market

LONDON (Reuters) – Heart drugs containing an active ingredient from a second Chinese company are being recalled from the European market after detection of a toxic impurity that may cause cancer. The European Medicines Agency said on Monday that Zhejiang…..

More U.S. stores likely sell cigarettes to minors than reported

(Reuters Health) – More retailers may be selling cigarettes to minors than government estimates have suggested, a new study finds. Researchers determined that more than half of retail stores may be inadvertently, and illegally, selling cigarettes to underage buyers, according…..

Many doctors skip meningococcal vaccine talks with teens

(Reuters Health) – Many pediatricians and family physicians don’t discuss the meningococcal B vaccine with teens even though these conversations are recommended to determine whether adolescents should get shots to protect against this lethal infection, a U.S. study suggests. Just…..

Socioeconomic status helps explain U.S. childhood cancer survival rates

(Reuters Health) – Black and Hispanic children may be less likely than white kids to survive certain childhood cancers at least in part due to differences in socioeconomic status, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 31,866 black, Hispanic,…..