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U.S. surgeon general raises concerns over e-cigarette use among youth 12:05am EST

WASHINGTON The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products among this group. The nation's top doctor, Vivek Murthy, weighing in on the subject for the first time since e-cigarette use took off, said young people are more vulnerable to the negative consequences of nicotine exposure than adults. "These effects include addiction, prim

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J&J questions fairness of hip implant trial, $1 billion verdict

Johnson & Johnson will challenge the fairness of a trial that produced a verdict of $1 billion in damages against the company last week over allegations of design flaws in its Pinnacle hip implant.

Dec 07 2016
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Trump vows to bring down drug prices, doesn't say how

NEW YORK President-elect Donald Trump took aim at drugmakers on Wednesday by promising in a magazine interview that "I'm going to bring down drug prices," sending shares of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies lower.

Drug Pricing Dec 07 2016
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GNC settles dietary supplements case with U.S. government

WASHINGTON GNC Holdings Inc, the largest global dietary supplement retailer, has agreed to pay $2.25 million to avoid federal prosecution over its alleged sale of illegal dietary supplements, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

Dec 07 2016

Britain's watchdog bans ads for unhealthy foods on kids media

LONDON Britain's advertising regulator announced new rules on Thursday banning advertising of food or drinks high in sugar, fat or salt in children's non-broadcast media, bringing standards in line with what is already required for television.

Dec 07 2016

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