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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb summoned Juul executives to discuss “inconsistent” public statements that followed tobacco giant Altria Group’s acquisition of 35% ownership interest in the e-cigarette maker.
Workers insured through their employers shoulder the bulk of increasing healthcare costs, paying an all-time high of $5,641 per person in 2017. (Axios)
Utah’s Republican governor signed a bill authorizing limited expansion of Medicaid eligibility — even though voters last November had approved full expansion — and even though the bill will cost the state more. (The Hill)
Officials closed the ICF-ID unit in Hacienda HealthCare, the Arizona facility at which an incapacitated woman was raped, but the rest of the center will remain open. (WMC5)
A highly anticipated drug for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, Gilead’s selonsertib, missed its primary endpoint in a phase III trial.
How can we discern hype from reality when scientists claim they’ve discovered anti-aging cures? (Kaiser Health News)
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