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Guideline group turns gaze to opioid epidemic

(Reuters Health) - - As the opioid epidemic deepens, a government-backed panel that routinely draws up guidelines for disease prevention is starting to search for ways to prevent addiction to these drugs in the first place.

U.S. Surgeon General wants tougher action to tackle teen vaping epidemic

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday issued a rare advisory https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/surgeon-generals-advisory-on-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-2018.pdf, calling for aggressive steps against e-cigarette use among teens, which he said has become an "epidemic".

J&J moves to limit impact of Reuters report on asbestos in Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson on Monday scrambled to contain fallout from a Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder, taking out full-page newspaper ads defending its product and practices, and readying its chief executive for his first television interview since investors erased tens of billions of dollars from the company’s market value.

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