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‘Some of the AI techniques are so good, frankly, I think we should be doing them now’: Some doctors welcome their new tech overlords

Radiologists have used computers to enhance images and flag suspicious areas since the 1990s. But the latest AI programs can go much further.

14.05.2024 20

Fortune

Matthew Perrone

Biden backs off long-awaited bank on menthol cigarettes

“This decision prioritizes politics over lives, especially Black lives,” said Yolonda Richardson of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, in an...

29.04.2024 10

Fortune

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FDA moves to bring multibillion-dollar medical test industry under full government scrutiny

The regulation finalized Monday will gradually phase in oversight of new tests developed by laboratories.

29.04.2024 20

Fortune

Matthew Perrone

Philips to settle hundreds of defective sleep apnea machine lawsuits for $1.1 billion

The Dutch firm has recalled over 5 million breathing machines since 2021 because their internal foam can break down, leading users to inhale tiny...

29.04.2024 40

Fortune

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ALS drug will be pulled from US market after study showed patients didn't benefit

The drug recently failed a large study.

05.04.2024 10

Fortune

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First over-the-counter birth control pill in U.S. begins shipping to stores

A one-month supply will cost about $20.

05.03.2024 30

Fortune

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US regulators approve Florida's DeSantis-backed plan to import prescription drugs from Canada

Several other states are awaiting federal approval of similar programs.

05.01.2024 10

Fortune

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The FDA is losing a whack-a-mole contest with illegal Chinese e-cigarettes as health experts warn of more teens 'addicted to nicotine'

The agency is reviewing products one by one under an old model but “the whole environment has changed,” warn health experts.

30.12.2023 10

Fortune

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Your eyedrops could be filled with filthy bacteria. The FDA says 'ultimately industry is responsible for the quality of their products'

Repeated recalls involving over-the-counter drops are drawing new attention to just how little U.S. officials know about conditions at some plants.

28.12.2023 10

Fortune

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‘They know how to game this system’: The maker of the world’s most popular vape mis-labeled them as toys or batteries to avoid customs and import taxes

The parent company advertised “discreet” shipping methods, including not mentioning e-cigarettes “anywhere on the package” but instead...

19.12.2023 20

Fortune

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Elf Bar and other Chinese e-cigarette makers dodged U.S. customs and taxes by labeling them as ‘battery chargers,’ ‘flashlights’ and other items

Records show the makers of disposable vapes routinely mislabel their shipments, hampering efforts to block products that are driving teen vaping.

19.12.2023 10

Fortune

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U.S. lawmakers tried banning Elf Bar and other e-cigarettes imported from China—it didn’t work, and now they’re trying again

The FDA banned disposable e-cigarettes imported from China, but the company behind Elf Bar—one of the most popular vape brands—is still widely...

08.12.2023 40

Fortune

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Menthol cigarette ban delay raises anti-smoking group fears that the proposal may collapse

The Food and Drug Administration has spent years developing the plan to eliminate menthol, estimating it could prevent 300,000 to 650,000 smoking...

07.12.2023 6

Fortune

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Doctors are prescribing the trendy mind-altering drug ketamine for hard-to-treat pain. Experts worry the U.S. may be repeating mistakes that gave rise to the opioid crisis

There's limited research on ketamine's effectiveness against pain.

07.11.2023 10

Fortune

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E-cigarettes pose a new environmental dilemma—the ‘insidious devices’ can be neither recycled nor thrown in the trash

Communities are experimenting with new ways to safely toss vapes, which contain hazardous materials like nicotine and lithium.

19.10.2023 7

Fortune

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Chinese vaping company bypasses FDA ban with simple name change

The newer vaping devices from Elf Bar bear a different name, EBCreate, and list different Chinese manufacturers than those targeted by the FDA.

13.10.2023 2

Fortune

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FDA takes aim at ‘unsafe or ineffective’ laboratory medical tests, warns of ‘false or misleading claims’

Under the new proposal, the FDA would gradually phase in tighter regulation of lab tests over five years.

29.09.2023 10

Fortune

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An experimental treatment for ALS will get its day before the FDA this week—but the agency is unconvinced it works

“FDA is the 800-pound gorilla here, and if they’re convinced that the drug doesn’t work, it’s very hard to change their minds,” Marc...

25.09.2023 3

Fortune

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The top decongestant on the market doesn't actually decongest, FDA says

You've been using a useless decongestant from Johnson & Johnson, Bayer and other drugmakers for years.

12.09.2023 8

Fortune

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