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Study shows that whites cause more pollution resulting in national crisis

  Black and Hispanic United States citizens are exposed to more air pollution that is caused by the consumer habits of their white counterparts, a study demonstrates. The findings of the study are referred to as “pollution inequity” and reflects 131,000 premature deaths each year, making it the biggest environmental health risk factor in the… Read More »

Ex-FDA chief McClellan says ‘structures’ weren’t in place to identify vaping crisis earlier

Former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan told CNBC on Monday that the regulatory agency did not yet have the structures in place to identify the vaping epidemic among youths earlier. McClellan said former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb, who left the office earlier this year, had tried over the last couple of years to put a more… Read More »

Purdue Pharma chair: Best way to fight opioid crisis is for OxyContin maker to stay in business

The chairman of Purdue Pharma’s board told CNBC on Monday that the OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy and tentative deal to resolve massive opioid lawsuits were the “only way” to get help to victims of the crisis as quickly as possible. “We’re turning [the company] into a public trust organization,” Steve Miller said in an interview with… Read More »

Digital health and artificial intelligence provide solutions to the global crisis in surgical care

In many countries around the world, women giving birth still face substantial risks to their own lives and that of their baby. Women travel for days to reach facilities that are understaffed, unsafe, and unequipped to provide life-saving surgical care. They are pushed into financial catastrophe as a result of paying for surgical care, if… Read More »