Bayer Throws in the Towel on Essure Birth Control Implant
Bayer said Friday it will stop selling its Essure birth control system in the United States at the end of the year, citing a decline in U.S. sales of the device and the conclusion that the Essure business is no longer sustainable. Although the controversial product is the subject of nearly 30,000 adverse event reports to FDA and thousands of patient lawsuits, Bayer insisted in a statement Friday that its decision to discontinue sales of the product is for business reasons only, "not for any safety or efficacy concerns about Essure." The company added that the benefit-risk profile of Essure has not changed an...
Source: MDDI - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

FDA Approves Krintafel (tafenoquine) for the Radical Cure of Plasmodium vivax Malaria
London UK; Philadelphia US; Geneva, Switzerland - July 20, 2018 -- GSK and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, under Priority Review, single-dose Krintafel... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Bayer to stop selling Essure birth control device in US
Bayer will no longer distribute or sell the Essure permanent birth control device in the United States after December 31, the company said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Nivestym (filgrastim-aafi), a Biosimilar to Neupogen
July 20, 2018 - Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nivestym (filgrastim-aafi), a biosimilar to Neupogen1 (filgrastim), for all eligible indications of the reference... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

HHS May Alter Rebate Rules for PBM Drug Middlemen HHS May Alter Rebate Rules for PBM Drug Middlemen
The Trump administration appears ready to press for changes in the savings provided to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The president has been an open critic of this industry.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Bayer Pulls Essure Permanent Contraceptive From US Market Bayer Pulls Essure Permanent Contraceptive From US Market
Bayer will voluntarily halt sales of its controversial Essure permanent birth control implant in the United States at the end of this year, citing business reasons.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Bayer to Halt US Sales of Essure Permanent Contraceptive Bayer to Halt US Sales of Essure Permanent Contraceptive
Bayer will voluntarily halt sales of its controversial Essure permanent birth control implant in the United States at the end of this year, citing business reasons.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Pioneering Plastic Surgeon in Transgender Care Dies at 96 Pioneering Plastic Surgeon in Transgender Care Dies at 96
Milton Edgerton helped found the first academic center for sex affirmation surgeries in the United States. He also performed groundbreaking craniofacial surgeries in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Trump Administration Proposes Altering Rule on Drug Rebates Trump Administration Proposes Altering Rule on Drug Rebates
The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would scale back protections currently in place that allow rebates between drug manufacturers and insurers and pharmacy benefits managers, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Got Medicare Advantage? Prepare for New Perks — and New Questions.
Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to cover adult day care, home modifications and other new benefits. But they may not be available to all enrollees every year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Elderly Medicare Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Verma, Seema Medicare Advantage United States Politics and Government Kaiser Family Foundation Source Type: news

Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in U.S
Healthcare company Bayer on Friday said it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device which made the business no longer sustainable. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in U.S.
Healthcare company Bayer on Friday said it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device which made the business no longer sustainable. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pramila Jayapal leads 'Medicare for All' caucus
At least 70 House Democrats have joined a caucus endorsing a “Medicare for All” single-payer healthcare system in which every American would be covered by a government-funded insurance program.  “We are united today by a common conviction that healthcare is a human right,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who represents Washington's 7th congressional district, said during a launch event Thursday for the caucus, “That health care must be affordable and accessible to all residents of the United States,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Trump, FDA to consider drug imports
As part of an effort to lower the price of prescription meds, the Trump administration is exploring ways to safely import certain drugs from foreign countries. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Swiss, German drugmakers join U.S. price freeze
Roche, Bayer and Germany's Merck KGaA became the latest drug companies to freeze prices in the United States, amid increased scrutiny by the Trump administration of medicine costs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pramila Jayapal leads 'Medicare for All' caucus
At least 70 House Democrats have joined a caucus endorsing a “Medicare for All” single-payer healthcare system in which every American would be covered by a government-funded insurance program.  “We are united today by a common conviction that healthcare is a human right,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said during a launch event Thursday for the c aucus, “That health care must be affordable and accessible to all residents of the United States, and that one of the best ways to ensure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Mylan strikes Humira biosim delay deal with AbbVie
In an effort to protect its Humira patent, AbbVie signed an agreement to grant Mylan the rights to begin marketing its biosimilar in the United States. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Merck to lower prices on some drugs, but not its blockbusters
The move follows recent announcements by Pfizer and Novartis that they would freeze price increases for the rest of the year, as the industry confronts sustained criticism from President Donald Trump, lawmakers and the public over the rising cost of prescriptions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Thomas Source Type: news

Novartis freezes drug prices, Trump thanks them
Under pressure from President Trump, Novartis announced it will not raise prices this year in the United States. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Legislative and regulatory solutions for halting the censorship of independent media
(Natural News) This is a partial reprinting of “The Censorship Master Plan Decoded,” available at this link (PDF). The Censorship Master Plan Decoded (i.e. “The Adams Report”) The blueprint for how tech giants covertly silence online speech, and how America can fight back against corporate tech monopolists The United States government has a compelling interest... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Deaths Tied to Tainted Synthetic Pot
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Synthetic marijuana products contaminated with an ingredient found in rat poison have caused several deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations in the United States recently, federal health officials report. The contaminant --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been identified in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cities of the future that use 5G technology will increase public exposure to EMF pollution
(Natural News) Verizon recently reiterated plans to launch 5G internet service in the United States by the end of 2018, equipping so-called “Smart Cities” with the latest and greatest data speeds to date. But the dangers associated with 5G electromagnetic frequency (EMF) pollution continue to be ignored, despite growing evidence to suggest that many people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scumbag left-wing online terrorist "Sleeping Giants" took money from powerful corporations while secretly attacking them with an online lynch mob
(Natural News) As the days pass we learn more and more about Matt Rivitz, the San Fran ad agency “guru” who is the brains behind a Left-wing conservative hate group responsible for attempting to financially ruin Right-leaning, pro-POTUS Donald Trump media organizations and pundits. His targeting of conservatives was being launched and carried out in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Bone Fractures
-- More than 53 million people in the United States have osteoporosis or are at higher risk due to low bone mass, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. If you're at greater risk of osteoporosis, how can you reduce your chances of developing a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Self-reported occupational injuries and perceived occupational health problems among Latino immigrant swine confinement workers in Missouri - Ramos AK, Fuentes A, Carvajal-Suarez M.
Swine production has changed dramatically, and in the United States production often takes place in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Because of the size and density of these types of facilities, workers may be exposed to serious occupational... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Government Report: 43 Percent Of School Districts Have Water Tainted With Lead
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on July 17 in which it estimated that 43 percent of school districts in the United States, which serve 35 million students, have drinking water that contains lead. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Greening vacant lots reduces feelings of depression in city dwellers, Penn study finds
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers show in a new randomized, controlled study published in JAMA Network Open. The findings have implications for cities across the United States, where 15 percent of land is deemed " vacant " and often blighted or filled with trash and overgrown vegetation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Merck Is Lowering Drug Prices. There ’ s a Catch.
The drugs singled out for discounts include the flagging hepatitis C treatment Zepatier and six drugs that have lost their patent protection. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Rebates and Refunds Merck & Company Inc Trump, Donald J Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

More people sickened by parasite in outbreak linked to McDonald's salads
More illnesses have been reported across the United States in two separate cyclospora outbreaks, federal health officials said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postal Service Announces New Stamp to Salute First Responders
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the release of a new forever stamp that salutes emergency medical professionals, firefighters and law enforcement officers who serve communities across the nation. The USPS will honor all first responders on the stamp's first day of issue, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in a ceremony at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula, Montana. Guy Cottrell, the chief postal inspector for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service will be the dedicating official. Artist Brian Stauffer worked with art director and designer Antonio Alcalá and designer Ricky Altize...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Postal Service Announces New Stamp to Salute First Responders
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the release of a new forever stamp that salutes emergency medical professionals, firefighters and law enforcement officers who serve communities across the nation. The USPS will honor all first responders on the stamp's first day of issue, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in a ceremony at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula, Montana. Guy Cottrell, the chief postal inspector for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service will be the dedicating official. Artist Brian Stauffer worked with art director and designer Antonio Alcalá and designer Ricky Altize...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Experts: Electric highways that charge cars on-the-go through wireless technology will bathe passengers in cancer-causing electropollution
(Natural News) The United States is home to virtually as many cars as people, with its 318 million residents owning an estimated 260 million vehicles. As noted by the website Nanalyze.com, if you’re American and you don’t own a car, “people usually think you’re a hippy or an alcoholic.” Those millions and millions of vehicles... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck to Lower Prices on Some Drugs, but Not its Blockbusters
The drugs singled out for discounts include the flagging hepatitis C treatment Zepatier and six drugs that have lost their patent protection. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Rebates and Refunds Merck & Company Inc Trump, Donald J Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

Merck lowers prices of some drugs after Trump calls out industry
Merck& Co on Thursday announced price cuts to some of its medicines, including a 60 percent reduction to a little-used hepatitis C treatment, after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized drugmakers for failing to help reduce healthcare costs for consumers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Feasibility of DriveFocus ™ and driving simulation interventions in young drivers - Alvarez L, Classen S, Medhizadah S, Knott M, Asantey K, He W, Feher A, Moulin MS.
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death among North American youth, with a high prevalence of distraction-related fatalities. Youth-focused interventions must address detecting (visual scanning) and responding (adjustment to stimuli) to cri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Health issues associated with commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children in the United States: a systematic review - Le PD, Ryan N, Rosenstock Y, Goldmann E.
This article reviews studies examining health issues associated with commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking (CSE/ST) of children in the United States. We searched five health and social sciences databases for peer-reviewed articles published in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Postincident interpersonal difficulty among adolescent victims of violent crime - Phillips JB.
Adolescents are exposed to high levels of violence in the United States. Exposure to violence at this point in the life course can have both short- and long-term consequences for young victims that include socioemotional distress and depression, substance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suffocation injuries in the united states: patient characteristics and factors associated with mortality - Sasso R, Bachir R, El Sayed M.
This study aims to describe characteristics of patients presenting with suffocation injuries to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intentional heroin administration resulting in homicide in a 10-month old infant - Paul ABM, Simms L, Mahesan AM.
Homicide occurs in approximately one in five injury-related deaths among infants in the United States and studies suggest that male caretakers (fathers or mothers' intimate partners) are the perpetrators of the majority of infant homicides. Opioid abuse is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Criteria to define mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury in the mouse controlled cortical impact model - Siebold L, Obenaus A, Goyal R.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health concern in the United States resulting in a substantial number of hospitalizations and in a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. In the clinical setting, neurological responsiveness and structural imag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Baltimore bans sugary drinks from kids' menus
Baltimore became the largest city in the United States to bar soda and other sugary drinks from restaurants' kids' menus this week. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck latest drugmaker to lower prices amid Trump scrutiny
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liver Disease-Related Deaths Up Sharply From 1999 to 2016
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Liver disease-related deaths, particularly due to cirrhosis, have been increasing in the United States since 2009, according to a study published online July 18 in The BMJ. Elliot B Tapper, M.D., and Neehar D Parikh, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trump administration proposes altering rule on drug rebates
The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would scale back protections currently in place that allow rebates between drug manufacturers and insurers and pharmacy benefits managers, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Health ‐Related Quality of Life, and Chronic Disease Risks in Rural Areas of the United States
This study examined whether ACE exposure among individuals living in rural areas of the United States is associated with adult activity limitations, self ‐reported general poor health status, chronic diseases, and poor mental health.(Journal of Environmental and Public Health) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Google, Facebook committing massive ELECTION FRAUD right now
(Natural News) While the fake news media continues to absurdly claim that “the Russians” stole the U.S. election, the real election fraud is taking place right under our noses: Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. All the tech giants are committing massive fraud right this very moment by selectively censoring pro-Trump, conservative voices on the ‘net.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese pharma firm recalls heart drug in U.S. after possible impurity
The Chinese bulk manufacturer of the common blood and heart drug valsartan said it was recalling the product from consumers in the United States and would halt supplies to the country, after an impurity linked to cancer had been detected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NASA Could Have People Living on the Moon in 8 Years. And That ’s Just the Beginning
The moon is a very patient place. It once was a very busy place. Early in its long history, a constant bombardment of space debris left it with great lava bleeds that formed its so-called seas and tattooed it with thousands of craters that endure today. The shooting eventually stopped and the moon fell quiet, and for billions of years it did more or less nothing at all, while the blue-white, watery world just next door bloomed and thrived and exploded with life. And then, for a tiny blink of time, the moon hosted life too. Over the course of four years, from December 1968 to December 1972, nine crews of human beings orbite...
Source: TIME: Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized moon NASA space Source Type: news

CE: A Review of the Revised Sepsis Care Bundles
Sepsis is an extreme response to infection that can cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death if not treated promptly and appropriately. Each year in the United States, sepsis affects more than 1.5 million people and kills roughly 250,000. Prompt recognition and treatment of sepsis are essential to saving lives, and nurses play a critical role in the early detection of sepsis, as they are often first to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection. Here, the authors review recent revisions to the sepsis care bundles and discuss screening and assessment tools nurses can use to identify sepsis in the ICU, in the ED, on ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news