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E-cigarette firms probed over health concerns by U.S. House panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four dominant e-cigarette manufacturers face a probe into the health impacts of their products, as the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee asked on Wednesday about the firms’ research and marketing practices. FILE PHOTO: Juul brand vaping pens are seen for sale in a shop in Manhattan in New York City, New… Read More »

U.S. senators announce bipartisan proposal to lower drug prices

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced a proposal to lower prescription drug prices on Tuesday that could save $ 100 billion in costs to government healthcare programs, and said the committee would vote on the legislation on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley… Read More »

Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

(Reuters) – Medicare’s hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema… Read More »