Health, Fitness & Food

PillPack has an “empathy training” as part of its new hire orientation Christina Farr, CNBC “So the cat is dead,” said Rachel Sandler, a new hire at Amazon-owned PillPack, as a pill-shaped candy rolled onto the floor. Sandler was in the midst of the company’s new hire orientation at its Somerville, Mass., offices in early
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Legislation that would put a cap on prices pharmaceutical companies can charge for their prescription drugs can be effective in reducing health costs, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard said Friday. But U.S. lawmakers should also include in their proposals rules that would facilitate greater competition and innovation, Broussard said in an interview with CNBC’s Bertha Coombs.
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Nick Gregory, a 26-year-old manager, vapes on a JUUL at Botany Bay in Lexington, Ky. Charles Bertram | Tribune News Service | Getty Images CBS, CNN and other major media companies are starting to pull e-cigarette advertising off their airways as the death toll from a mysterious vaping-related disease continues to climb and health regulators
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Democrats should focus on making improvements to Obamacare instead of trying to reinvent the wheel with “Medicare for All,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday. “God bless” 2020
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Image Source | Getty Images Google-owned YouTube and Facebook make it easy for prospective steroid users, especially teens and young adults, to buy steroids and other drugs that enhance performance and appearance, according to a new study by two non-profits, the Taylor Hooton Foundation and Digital Citizens Alliance. After some simple searches for steroids, researchers
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Purdue Pharma headquarters stands in downtown Stamford, April 2, 2019 in Stamford, Connecticut. Drew Angerer | Getty Images OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday, collapsing under the weight of thousands of lawsuits from states and individuals seeking damages stemming from the opioid crisis. Purdue’s board approved the much-anticipated bankruptcy
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Source: Trusii As health hacks moved from the labs of Silicon Valley into mainstream America, more consumers started hydrating with hydrogen-infused water. Fans say it can help treat inflammation and a variety of diseases. Maybe it could even slow the process of aging. Trusii, based in southern Florida, is among a bevy of hydrogen water
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Alex Fenkell, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., center left, and Jordan Katzman, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc. center right, celebrate during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images SmileDirectClub rose more than 8% in midday trading Friday, recovering
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THC may be to blame in Minnesota’s severe respiratory illnesses linked to vaping. Max Faulkner | Tribune News Service | Getty Images U.S. health officials have narrowed their investigation of a mysterious lung disease that has killed at least six people to 380 “probable” and “confirmed” cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said
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Dental assistant Jessica Buendia looks at a scanned image of patient’s teeth in SmileDirectClub’s SmileShop located inside a CVS store Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Downey, Calif. CVS Health is venturing into dental care with plans to offer the relatively new teeth-straightening service. Jae C. Hong | AP Online dentistry company SmileDirectClub priced its IPO
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Peloton Cycle Source: Peloton Interactive Inc. Peloton seeks to raise as much as $1.16 billion in its initial public offering, the company known for its connected at-home fitness equipment said Tuesday in a regulatory filing.  Peloton plans to price its shares between $26 and $29. The company is offering 40 million shares, which would value
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Health officials are warning consumers about a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least three people. What to avoid? That’s where they disagree. Federal health officials are reviewing 450 possible cases linked to vaping across 33 states and one territory. At least three people have died from the illness. It’s too
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Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli departs the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, August 3, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Getty Images Notorious “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli on Friday filed suit in federal court in Brooklyn against a Florida man, accusing him of fraudulently inducing Shkreli into
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The Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals sign at the company’s offices in St. Louis. Whitney Curtis | AP Shares of Mallinckrodt tanked 39% Thursday after Bloomberg reported the drugmaker is considering bankruptcy as it faces a slew of lawsuits related to its role in the nation’s opioid crisis. Mallinckrodt already faces $5 billion in debt, according to Bloomberg.
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Zio Getty Images Wearable heart monitor company iRhythm is teaming up with Alphabet‘s health company Verily on unspecified new technology that will monitor people at risk for atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heart rhythm that is associated with strokes and other serious health problems. Verily and iRhythm aren’t the only technology companies working
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 verbaska_studio | Getty Images The first generation of wearable devices, like smartwatches and activity trackers, were aimed at helping generally healthy people track their physical activity. Now, the medical industry is looking for ways to use smart gadgets to monitor patients with chronic illnesses. Keeping track of patients after they go home is increasingly important
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The runup to the 2020 Democratic primaries is in full swing as the candidates argue over the best way to approach policy. One of the biggest policy divides: the role of private health insurance. Many countries provide government funded universal health care while offering secondary private insurance. One country that’s frequently overlooked: Australia. Watch the
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For Altria and Philip Morris International, breakin’ up may have been too hard to do. A decade after going their separate ways, the two tobacco giants announced this week they are considering a merger. The potential merger would end years of speculation on whether the companies would eventually reunite. Marlboro-maker Altria spun off PMI in
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Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, is moving deeper into the primary care and mental health market, opening a new clinic called Walmart Health in Georgia. The company recently updated its website with a link to Walmart Health, describing its “newest location in Dallas, GA.” It also went online with the site “Walmarthealth.com,” where patients can
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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter talks with the media during a break the Opioid trial in Norman, Okla., June 26, 2019. Sue Ogrocki | AP SC Johnson, maker of Drano, Pledge and other household products, is threatening to sue Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter for citing the company’s slogan in the state’s opioid lawsuit against
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Department of Energy and the Weill Foundation on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding for a new public-private partnership which will use the agency’s artificial intelligence capabilities for biomedical research. Former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill and Energy Secretary Rick Perry told CNBC’s “Closing Bell ” in
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23andMe CEO, Anne Wojcicki 23andMe Sales of consumer-focused DNA tests from companies like Ancestry and 23andMe are down this year. And while companies in the space aren’t offering any reasons why, experts speculate that the natural expiration of the early adopter wave and growing privacy concerns are to blame. But companies might be able to
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