California governor signs vaccine bills he demanded

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children’s vaccinations. The Democratic governor quietly acted less than an hour after lawmakers sent him changes…


FDA warns Juul for marketing with unproven safety claims

Craig Mitchelldyer/AP Photo FDA Monday warned e-cigarette maker Juul to stop marketing its vapes as much safer than other tobacco products without sufficient evidence this is true. Juul “has ignored the law, and very concerningly,…


CDC suggests vapers stop vaping as lung disease numbers rise

CDC said it had confirmed 215 vaping-related lung disease cases and was investigating another 235 possibly related to vaping. | Getty Images CDC officials advised people to stop using e-cigarettes until scientists gain better understanding…


The Scoop: September 6, 2019 Edition

In this edition: Five exchanges extend open enrollment: MA, MN, DC, CO and CA Idaho’s ‘coverage choice’ Medicaid expansion proposal rejected Nevada’s state-run enrollment platform is live Pennsylvania’s exchange board of directors has been appointed…


San Francisco Bay Area Medicare kickbacks scheme charged

SAN FRANCISCO — Thirty people have been charged with a multimillion-dollar scheme that allegedly bribed doctors and others to steer Medicare patients to the largest home healthcare provider in the San Francisco Bay Area, federal…