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J&J's $4 billion proposed opioid settlement will crimp profits

Landmark opioid case settled before trial: Report FOX Business’ Grady Trimble breaks down the opioid case settlement against drug makers marketing opioids, causing epidemic. Johnson & Johnson told investors its proposed $4 billion settlement tied to opioid litigation will impact profits. Continue Reading Below Ticker Security Last Change Change % JNJ JOHNSON & JOHNSON 129.90 +0.70 […]

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The Mountain’s Leg Day Might Destroy a Mere Mortal

Thor Björnsson, 2018 World’s Strongest Man and Game of Thrones‘ Mountain, knows not to skip leg day. The strongman just shared a video of a particularly intense leg workout, in which he and his coach Sebastian Oreb challenge each other to push themselves as far as they can go in terms of squats, presses, and […]

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Flavored tobacco products can lead to DAILY smoking or vaping

Study suggests flavored tobacco is MORE addictive than non-flavored – and young adults who vape sweet products are more likely to become daily smokers or e-cig users Researchers asked teens and adults whether their first use of a tobacco product was flavored or non-flavored  Those who first tried a menthol- or mint-flavored cigarette were more […]

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Alzheimer’s disease: ‘Groundbreaking’ drug to slow condition could soon be available

Campaigners have welcomed steps towards approving a potentially ‘groundbreaking’ drug treatment for people with Alzheimer’s. The drug maker, Biogen, said it was seeking regulatory approval for aducanumab in the US on Tuesday after new analysis of drug trial data revealed it had helped reduce the clinical decline of patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. This will […]

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When a freestanding emergency department comes to town, costs go up

Rather than functioning as substitutes for hospital-based emergency departments, freestanding emergency departments have increased local market spending on emergency care in three of four states’ markets where they have entered, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University. State policymakers and researchers should carefully track spending and use of emergency care as freestanding […]