Bill would make California 2nd state with smoking age of 2103/04/2016 04:00The study found the number of men smoking any type of tobacco at ages 15-69 years rose by about 29 million, or 36 %, from 79 million in 1998 to 108 million in 2015, representing an average annual increase of about 1.7 million male smokers. A legal age of 21 would "likely prevent or delay initiation of tobacco use by adolescents and young adults", the report's authors wrote...
Obama will cite health insurance gains in visit to Milwaukee03/04/2016 04:00Obama is using part of his final year to visit communities that he says have benefited from actions he took."We're going to have to stay a couple of years in D.C. probably so Sasha can finish", he said.Long rumored, the first family's plans were revealed Thursday by the President himself, who said during lunch in Milwaukee that he planned to remain living in the capital until his younger daughter finishes high school...
Trump Unveils Healthcare Reform Plan03/04/2016 04:00Not everything in the plan appears to be consistent with Trump's previous comments on healthcare.By the looks of it, long gone are the days of the Donald who once touted universal health care, though in true Trump fashion, this isn't exactly a magnum opus of policy wonkery, either. And then he promises to work with Congress to ensure there are a series of reforms ready for implementation that follow "free market principles"...
McKesson acquires Canadian pharmacy operator Rexall03/03/2016 20:51McKesson, the Katz Group and Rexall all declined interview requests.McKesson Corp has announced a deal to acquire the Rexall Health pharmacy chain, in a deal worth C$3bn.McKesson Corp.'s $3 billion acquisition of drug chain Rexall will give the US health-care services and technology giant a national retail store network with deeper pockets to battle Loblaw-owned Shoppers Drug Mart and will likely spur more consolidation in the sector, experts say...
New TAF-Based HIV Treatment Odefsey Approved03/03/2016 20:14Those considered at high risk may have a partner who is HIV positive, or they could be engaging in "risky" behaviour such as unprotected sex with partners who may be exposed to HIV or sharing injection needles, Bogoch said.Truavada has been approved for PrEP use in the USA since 2012.Additionally, Gilead is working closely with the ADAP Crisis Task Force, as the company has done for each of its other HIV medications, to provide discounts to state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) that will help ensure access to Odefsey for patients who receive medications through these programs...