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ICYMI, November 9, 2018

Feature story FDA preparing to limit sales of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores THURSDAY, November 8, 2018 (NBC)—The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to strictly limit the sales of flavored e-cigarette products to try to keep them out of the hands of children and teenagers, a senior FDA official told NBC News Thursday. In guidance to […]

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ICYMI, November 2, 2018

  Feature story As teen use of Juul soars, doctors ask, what’s really in these e-cigs? THURSDAY, November 1, 2018 (NBC)—Olivia Gordon was at a bonfire with friends during her sophomore year of high school the first time she tried a Juul. “I didn’t even know what it was,” Gordon said, recalling the night. “They were just […]

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ICYMI, October 26, 2018

Feature story E-cigarette company Juul boosts lobbying spending by 167 percent amid FDA scrutiny WEDNESDAY, October 24, 2018 (USA Today)—Juul Labs has increased its spending on lobbying efforts by 167 percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter as the Food and Drug Administration and Congress continue to scrutinize the leading e-cigarette manufacturer over the popularity […]

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ICYMI, October 19, 2018

Feature story Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads MONDAY, October 15, 2018 (The Washington Post)—The nation’s top health official proposed on Monday that pharmaceutical companies be required to include the list price of medicines in television advertisements to consumers — the boldest in a series of efforts by the Trump administration to […]

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ICYMI, October 12, 2018

Feature story FDA approves HPV vaccine for people up to 45 FRIDAY, October 5, 2018 (The Washington Post) The Food and Drug Administration expanded its approval of the HPV vaccine to include men and women between 27 and 45, an effort to protect more people from several types of cancer caused by the human papillomavirus. The vaccine, called Gardasil […]

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ICYMI, October 5, 2018

Feature story In Australia, Cervical Cancer Could Soon Be Eliminated WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2018 (The New York Times)—Cervical cancer could be eliminated in Australia within the next two decades because of a government program to vaccinate children against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, according to a new report. The study, published this week in The Lancet Public Health, […]

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ICYMI, September 28, 2018

Feature story NELSON lung cancer screening study reinforces need for widespread testing WEDNESDAY, September 16, 2018 (Radiology Business)   Findings from the NELSON study, presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer, reinforced the belief that the annual screening of older-aged current and former smokers should be conducted more […]

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ICYMI, September 21, 2018

Feature story The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke MONDAY, September 17, 2018 (The New York Times)—Adults who wish to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke have options. Among my strategies: I don’t allow smoking in my home or car; I have no friends or close family members who smoke; I walk in front of smokers or […]

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ICYMI, September 14, 2018

Feature story F.D.A. Targets Vaping, Alarmed by Teenage Use WEDNESDAY, September 12, 2018 (The New York Times)—The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday declared that teenage use of electronic cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” and it put makers of the most popular devices on notice that they have just 60 days to prove they can keep […]

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ICYMI, September 7, 2018

Feature story In a First, Japan Says Fukushima Radiation Caused Worker’s Cancer Death WEDNESDAY, September 5, 2018 (The New York Times)—More than seven years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan acknowledged for the first time this week that a worker died from cancer after being exposed to radiation.  […]