Tag Archives: U.S.

‘Deaths of despair’: Life expectancy is falling in the U.S. and researcher warns it could happen here

TORONTO — A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests life expectancy in Canada could be threatened by the same factors that are causing it to fall in the United States. “There are some signs which are pointing in the same direction,” said Juergen Rehm of Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,… Read More »

U.S. Smoking Rates Hit Record Low

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level ever recorded, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. “This new all-time low in cigarette smoking among U.S. adults is a tremendous public health accomplishment — and it demonstrates the importance of continued proven strategies to… Read More »

Novartis abandons effort for U.S. approval of biosimilar rituximab

FILE PHOTO: Swiss drugmaker Novartis’ logo is seen at the company’s plant in the northern Swiss town of Stein, Switzerland October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo (Reuters) – Novartis International AG said on Friday that its Sandoz division is abandoning an effort to gain U.S. regulatory approval for a biosimilar of rituximab, a medication used… Read More »