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Walmart, Home Depot adopt health insurer tactic in drug copay battle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart and Home Depot , two of the top 10 U.S. employers, have embraced a health insurance strategy that punishes drugmakers for using discount cards to keep patients from switching or stopping their medications. Learn More

 

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Juul Labs to pull sweet e-cig flavors to curb youth use

(Reuters) - Juul Labs Inc, the U.S. market leader for electronic cigarettes, said on Tuesday it will pull popular flavors such as mango, cucumber and fruit from retail store shelves in an effort to reduce surging teenage use of its products. More »

 

U.S. physicians urge FDA to bolster labeling on high-sugar foods

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ramp up labeling of high-sugar foods, it said in a statement on Tuesday. More »

 

Patients and industry fret over drug supplies, if no Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Consumers and the pharmaceuticals industry alike are anxious about medicine supplies, if there is no deal on Britain's departure from the European Union. More »

 

Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday. More »

 

Beekeeper therapist uses venom to heal his patients

CAIRO (Reuters) - On his rooftop in the outskirts of Cairo, Omar Abulhassan raises thousands of bees -- not for the honey, but their venom. More »

 

Express Scripts offers new formulary for lower list-price drugs

(Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co on Tuesday announced a new drug reimbursement list with lower U.S. prices for brand-name medications, as a way to encourage drugmakers to move away from paying rebates after a prescription is filled. The manager of prescription drug benefits for large corporate employers and government health plans said its new National Preferred Flex Formulary will be available as of Jan. 1 to all clients. More »

 

Mayo Clinic gets $200 million donation from turnaround expert Jay Alix

(Reuters) - The Mayo Clinic on Tuesday said it received $200 million, the largest donation the academic medical center has ever received, from Jay Alix, founder of the consulting firm Alix Partners. More »

 

Most violent injuries seen in ER not reported to police

(Reuters Health) - The vast majority of violent injuries seen by doctors in emergency rooms are not reported to police, a new report suggests. More »

 

Many U.S. drugstores fail to provide naloxone for opioid overdoses

(Reuters Health) - Despite state laws expanding access to the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription, two U.S. studies suggest many pharmacies don't stock the drug or make it easily available to people who need it. More »

 

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