David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pedestrians cross a street in front of a Rite Aid store in Oakland, California. Rite Aid will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products...
The Department of Homeland Security is considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, or WMD, according to an internal memo attained by military news outlet Task & Purpose. The memo said the painkiller would be labeled a WMD "when certain criteria are met," and that federal officials...
Over the last six months Zipline has expanded from one distribution company in Rwanda delivering blood to 21 hospitals to operating six distribution centers in two countries, delivering more than 170 different vaccines, blood products and medications to 2,500 health facilities. Its reach now serves nearly 22 million...
There's now one stop for all your vitamins: including A, B and CBD. The Vitamin Shoppe started stocking its shelves with oral CBD soft gels this week and will start selling CBD drops by the end of the month. It's one of the first major national retailers to sell...
Former President Jimmy Carter speaks to the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church before teaching Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Georgia on April 28, 2019.paul Hennessey | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesFormer President Jimmy Carter was released from the hospital Thursday, three days after he broke his hip...
Emergency room nurse Christine Bauer treats Joshua Lagade of Vista, California, for the flu as his girlfriend Mayra Mora looks on in the emergency room at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California, January 18, 2018.Mike Blake | ReutersThe high cost of health care in the U.S. is causing...
Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of ComcastDavid A. Grogan | CNBCComcast is working on a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but with a focus on monitoring health at home, and aims to begin pilot-testing it later this year.A team under Sumit Nagpal, a senior vice...
Impossible Foods makes meat, dairy and fish products from plants. Its flagship product — the Impossible Burger — sizzles, smells and cooks just like beef but is made from plants, not meat. The company, which was started by Pat Brown, a former biochemistry professor at the Stanford University...
Sami Inkinen, CEO of Virta Health, is tackling the diabetes epidemic in the U.S. with his start-up.Source: Virta HealthVirta Health has a bolder mission than most health-care companies. Rather than encouraging customers to follow their drug regimen, it aims to reverse chronic disease through lifestyle change — and...
During the past few decades, the number of companies producing vaccines has dwindled to just a handful. There are other players in the space, but today, the four big drug companies that now dominate the market are Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur and GlaxoSmithKline.Selling a vaccine like Shingrix for...