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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.
The agency also cracked down again on dietary supplement makers claiming to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease and other illnesses, sending 12 warning letters and five online advisory letters.
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.
Why is your hospital always full? A hospitalist investigates. (KevinMD)
Boys who had attention or social issues in kindergarten annually made about $1,300 less than their more social counterparts in adulthood, researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics.
Another small study found a signal that suggests immunotherapy could be used to treat glioblastoma, and timing could play a role in the treatment. (Nature Medicine, STAT News)
Apple says active military and VA members will soon be able to access their test results, immunizations, diagnosis, and other medical records via the company’s Health app for iPhone.
Although 1 in 7 kids report mental health problems, only half of them receive treatment. (CNN, JAMA Pediatrics)
How can we discern hype from reality when scientists claim they’ve discovered anti-aging cures? (Kaiser Health News)
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