Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada

Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug. In September, the Food and Drug Administration said a potentially cancer-causing chemical had been detected at low levels in prescription and over-the-counter …

Running With Donkeys – The New York Times

That’s how Sherman came to live with Chris, his wife Mika Cox McDougall, and their two daughters. The 200-pound donkey arrived there after having been kept in a small stall in a barn by a hoarder. Sherman was in such bad condition, his hooves overgrown to the point they curled up, that the McDougalls weren’t sure he’d live. Thanks to …

J&J recalls baby powder after trace asbestos found in bottle

Johnson & Johnson on Friday recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online. The recalled lot covers 33,000 bottles, which were distributed last year. J&J said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found minuscule amounts of asbestos in one bottle during routine testing and …

Judge Summons Drug C.E.O.s for Talks on Sweeping Opioid Settlement

CLEVELAND — A mayor of a small West Virginia city brought to its knees by opioids and representatives of large cities and counties left reeling by the epidemic will gather in federal court here on Friday morning, to sit side by side with chief executives from the country’s largest drug distributors. Along with representatives of four state attorneys general, they …

Pelosi moves on drug prices despite falling-out with Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated the legislation would save Medicare $345 billion over seven years, partly because some seniors would no longer have …

Drug Giants Close In on a $50 Billion Settlement of Opioid Cases

CLEVELAND — The nation’s three largest drug distributors and two manufacturers have agreed with multiple states on a framework to resolve thousands of opioid cases with a settlement worth nearly $50 billion in cash and addiction treatments, according to three people familiar with the negotiations. The agreement would release AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson Corporation, which together distribute about 90 …

Jury selection set to begin in landmark federal opioid trial

Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation’s opioid epidemic were intensifying ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the crisis. Interested in Opioid Epidemic? Add Opioid Epidemic as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Opioid Epidemic news, video, and analysis from ABC News. A person with knowledge …

Exercise Advice for Surviving Cancer, and Maybe Avoiding It

And they concluded that there was more than enough evidence to start suggesting that exercise should be a part of standard treatment for most people with cancer. They also found that exercise should be considered a means to substantially drop the risk of developing cancer in the first place. Specifically, the scientists, in separate reviews being published today in Medicine …

Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes

A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state’s weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products and has irreparably hurt vaping businesses. Interested in Vaping? Add Vaping as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Vaping news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Court of Claims Judge …

CBD or THC? Common Drug Test Can’t Tell the Difference

In June of 2018, Mark Pennington received troubling news from his ex-girlfriend, with whom he shared custody of their 2-year-old son. She had taken a hair follicle from the boy, she said, and had it analyzed at a lab. A drug test had returned positive for THC, the intoxicating compound in marijuana; evidently their son had been exposed to it, …