Health, Fitness & Food

Peter Orszag, CEO of Financial Advisory at Lazard Ltd., speaking at the CNBC Healthy Returns conference in New York on May 21, 2019. Astrid Stawiarz | CNBC Democratic proposals for a government-run health-care system are the equivalent of Republican bids pushing to repeal and replace Obamacare, and they will never pass, President Barack Obama‘s former
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Beverly Hills City Hall in Beverly Hills, California on January 13, 2018. Raymond Boyd | Michael Ochs Archives | Getty Images LOS ANGELES — The Beverly Hills City Council will consider a first-in-the-nation ban on all tobacco sales next Tuesday. The ordinance would apply to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes sold
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We live in an incredible era of progress in human health. Advances in cell and gene therapies are beginning to yield powerful new treatments for some of the most devastating illnesses. With many of these new therapies we are no longer combating diseases over time, but potentially curing them in a single treatment. This is
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Analysts say Amazon is poised to disrupt the $934.8 billion dollar global pharmaceutical industry. PillPack Nimble Pharmacy was among a crop of emerging companies, backed by venture capitalists, aiming to deliver prescription drugs from their own pharmacies to consumers’ homes or offices. Then Amazon bought online pharmacy PillPack in 2018, and Nimble needed to find
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An illustration shows a man exhaling smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. Eva Hambach | AFP | Getty Images North Carolina sued e-cigarette maker Juul Wednesday, accusing the vaping company of targeting young consumers and misrepresenting the potency and danger of nicotine in its products. This is the latest suit against the company
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An employee collects newly-manufactured pills at the tablet production plant at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries headquarters in Jerusalem, Israel. Adam Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. traded shares of Teva Pharmaceutical plunged more than 16% Monday after state prosecutors accused the Israeli company of orchestrating a sweeping scheme with 19 other drugmakers to inflate drug
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The erectile dysfunction market isn’t as lucrative as it once was, but that hasn’t mattered much to Pfizer. The New York-based pharmaceutical giant is holding a strong share in the ED drug marketplace even as competition from generic drugmakers consumes sales of its once-blockbuster male libido treatment, Viagra. The medication, originally developed with the intention
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President Donald Trump continued his campaign to lower health-care costs in the U.S. on Thursday, announcing a new push for legislation designed to end surprise medical bills that leave Americans saddled with costs for care that they thought were covered by their insurance. For too long surprise out-of-network bills have left Americans facing thousands of
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Health-care stocks are underperforming the market this year because some investors are overreacting to political “slogans” from Democratic presidential hopefuls, former Aetna Chairman and CEO Ronald Williams told CNBC Tuesday. Health care is the worst-performing sector in the S&P 500 this year as Sen. Bernie Sanders and other 2020 contenders push “Medicare for All,” a plan
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Weight Watchers International Inc. food products. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Weight Watchers on Thursday reported first-quarter mixed first-quarter results and boosted its full-year forecast.  Shares of the company rose 5% after the markets closed. They’ve slid nearly 48%so far this year. Here’s what the company reported compared with what Wall Street was
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More and more Democratic presidential hopefuls are adopting a single-payer health care stance, which could be devastating for any player in the health insurance business, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. Following the lead of Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator who is one of the biggest mouthpieces advocating for “Medicare for All,” about eight candidates
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In late June the 400,000 women in the U.S. affected each year with postpartum depression will no longer be forced to endure the extreme sadness, anxiety, exhaustion and other symptoms that define this debilitating, often misunderstood condition. That’s because that’s when Zulresso, the first and only medicine approved by the Food and Drug Administration to
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The FBI raided uBiome’s San Francisco office on April 25 The FBI raided the San Francisco office of health start-up uBiome on Friday, because of the questionable ways the company has billed consumers. Federal agents showed up at the office at 360 Langton Street in the South of Market neighborhood for  “court-authorized law enforcement activity,” an FBI
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