The American Medical Association sent a letter to the CEOs of five of the largest commerce companies in the U.S. urging them to take action against the sale of illicit e-cigarette products on their platforms.

A whopping 25% of spending in the U.S. healthcare system is waste, between $760 billion and $935 billion, according to a Humana-led study in JAMA.

A recent guideline published in the Annals of Internal Medicine is getting some serious blowback from medical professionals. That’s because the guideline stated adults can continue eating red and processed meat without much harm to their health, arguing that previous research showing health harms from these products is weak.

The number of lung injuries from e-cigarette use, or vaping, has now topped 1,000, according to the CDC, while 18 deaths have been reported as of Oct. 1. The rise in deaths and number of cases comes as the CDC is still investigating with states on the cause of the lung injuries.

 

While vaccinations rates prevented at least 10 million deaths worldwide from 2010 to 2015, according to the World Health Organization, there is a growing faction of U.S. residents who aren’t vaccinating their children. And some states are better than others when it comes to vaccinating.

Thirty-five defendants have been charged by the Department of Justice in a Medicare fraud case worth more than $2.1 billion. The healthcare fraud case is one of the biggest ever charged.

CVS Pharmacy has pulled Zantac and other ranitidine products to treat heartburn, including CVS’ own brand, from its shelves following recalls and risks that the products contain probable human carcinogens.

The number of lung injuries resulting from e-cigarette use, or vaping, has risen to 805, while the number of reported deaths has climbed to 12, the CDC reported Sept. 26. The injuries have been reported from 46 states and 1 U.S. territory, while the deaths have bene confirmed in 10 states.

As the number of cases of lung disease injuries and deaths associated with the use of e-cigarettes continue to rise around the country, many are looking for warning signs that the products were dangerous early on.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has introduced his plan to eliminate $81 billion in medical debt as part of his pitch to become the Democratic presidential candidate.

The number of lung injury cases reported from around the country has risen to 530, according to the CDC’s latest update. The number of reported deaths has been upped to seven, as of September 19.

Sensitive information of more than 5 million U.S. patients, including medical records and data, are easily discoverable due to insufficient protections.