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Tennessee’s controversial congressman-elect Mark Green, MD, suggested that the CDC is “fraudulently” withholding information on vaccine research that may show a link to autism, the Nashville Tennessean reported.
Fentanyl is already killing thousands of Americans, but could it be used to kill millions? A Bloomberg investigation has a discomfiting answer.
Canada has its own fentanyl problem, and the country’s chief public health officer suggested increased access to “safer” opioids that don’t contain the ultrapotent synthetic drug. (CBC)
The FDA told consumers to avoid e-cigarette liquids sold by HelloCig that contain the erectile dysfunction drugs sildenafil and tadalafil. To be fair, one of them is actually labeled “E-Cialis.” (The other is billed as containing a diet drug.)
A new model of clinical trial sites was launched by TrialSpark and Novartis to make participation more accessible to those who don’t live near major academic centers. (FierceBiotech)
Mylan said it won a key victory in its bid to produce a generic version of Sanofi’s blockbuster insulin glargine product Lantus.
After the FDA approved the Japanese Hybrid Assisted Limb exoskeleton this year, cybernetic “real-life Iron Man” clinics for the disabled may launch in 2019, some predict. (Forbes)
Brazilian developers of a one-dose dengue vaccine said Merck will commercialize it for the global market.
Some Kotex tampons are recalled after several reports of the tampons unraveling inside of users. (CBS News)
‘Tis the season … for heart attacks. According to Swedish researchers, the risk of heart attack was “15% higher on Christmas Day and 37% higher on Christmas Eve” than in weeks prior. (New York Times)
Teenagers sleeping in on school days isn’t a problem in Seattle — it appears to be a solution to sleep deprivation. (NPR)
CNBC reports on “dozens of medical doctors” hired by Apple — apparently to aid in new product development, not to treat employees.
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