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Bristol, Amgen, Teva CEOs among execs to testify at House drug pricing hearings next week

After the late Rep. Elijah Cummings launched a drug pricing probe of some of the industry’s largest players last January, six pharmaceutical execs are set to head to Washington next week for hearings at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.  Current and former executives from Celgene, Bristol Myers Squibb, Teva, Amgen, Mallinckrodt and Novartis will testify next Wednesday… Read More »

Interventions Boost Abstinence, Condom Use Among Black Teens: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 — Sexual health programs appear to help increase condom use and abstinence among black American teens, researchers say. They analyzed data from 29 studies that examined the effect of school- and community-based programs on nearly 12,000 teens. “We focused on black adolescents because they face greater health disparities when it comes… Read More »

Heart Disease Risks Are Undertreated Among Noncitizens: Study

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 — Foreign nationals in the United States are less likely to receive treatment for heart disease risk factors than native-born Americans or naturalized citizens, a new study reports. Heart disease — including heart attack and stroke — is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States, according to… Read More »

The Mental Health Crisis Among America’s Youth Is Real—and Staggering

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University The first signs of a problem started to emerge around 2014: More young people said they felt overwhelmed and depressed. College counseling centers reported sharp increases in the number of students seeking treatment for mental health issues. Even as studies were showing increases in symptoms of depression and in… Read More »

Race Triggers Different Biological Markers for Alzheimer’s Among Black and White Folks

In comparison with their white counterparts, African Americans are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Now, new findings published in JAMA Neurology, show that the molecular biomarkers that signal this form of dementia may differ between the two races, reports MedPage Today. For the study, researchers used data about biological markers from 1,255 participants enrolled in… Read More »

Drug overdose death rate increasing the most among middle-aged women, CDC finds

It’s not clear why women are becoming disproportionately affected. (iStock) The drug overdose death rate among women in the U.S. has greatly increased, according to data released this week in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s morbidity and mortality report. Specifically, the data revealed the drug overdose death rate has hit middle-aged women particularly hard. In… Read More »

Cervical Cancer Death Rates Alarmingly High Among Black Women in Alabama

Although cervical cancer is a preventable and highly curable disease, a new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that Black women in Alabama are dying of this cancer at more than twice the national average, reports The Guardian. Cervical cancer was once a major cause of death for American women, but the advent of… Read More »