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Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

San Francisco saw 150 percent spike in fentanyl-related deaths last year, report says

The number of deaths from fentanyl overdoses in San Francisco jumped by nearly 150 percent last year, according to a report by the city’s public health department made public this week. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 89 deaths in the city were attributed to fentanyl overdoses, up from 37 deaths in 2017. By comparison, 70 people died from prescription… Read More »

Bayer, Elanco could lock up animal health merger next week: report

When rumors emerged nearly a year ago that Bayer might be planning to exit the animal-health business, Eli Lilly spinoff Elanco was not at the top of any market-watcher’s list of potential buyers—especially not after it became clear that several private equity players were interested in the asset. Turns out Elanco was interested, and the… Read More »

Novartis could settle for $1B as part of federal kickback lawsuit: report

Six years after federal prosecutors first targeted Novartis for an alleged kickback scheme involving $ 10,000 dinners and fishing trips for doctors, signs pointed to the Swiss drugmaker finally having its day in court. Now, it looks like that may not happen. Novartis could be approaching a billion-dollar settlement with the U.S. government as part… Read More »