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Hospital group fights drug shortages by making needed meds

U.S. hospitals fed up with shortages of critical medicines—mostly generic drugs that aren’t profitable—have banded together. Seven hospital systems and three philanthropies formed nonprofit CivicaRx in 2018 to produce what they need. The group now includes 1,200 hospitals nationwide—about 1 in 4—and already is shipping medicines. Shortages of antibiotics, pain, cancer and other injected medications […]

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Mosquito-borne diseases could be prevented by skin cream

A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research from the University of Leeds. Their findings have identified a new way we might prevent infection from a wide variety of dangerous viruses. The climate emergency, coupled with an […]

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Teen perceptions about e-cigarette health risks vary by socioeconomics and personal demographics

Teenagers’ gender, sexual orientation, household income and their parents’ level of education are among factors that impact whether they believe that nicotine, toxins and other chemicals in e-cigarette and vaping products are harmful to their health, according to new research conducted by the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science of the American Heart Association, the leading […]