Author Archives: wpadmin

A deep dive into addiction following the death of Keyshia Cole’s mother, Frankie Lons

Loading the player… Frankie Lons died of a reported overdose on July 18 at the age of 61. In a heartbreaking message shared via Instagram, Lons’ daughter, Elite Noel, shared, “Worse pain ever…to see my mama in a body bag on her birthday!” After a years-long, very public battle with addiction, Lons’ death is a… Read More »

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

Trade group trio raises drug shortage alarm as FDA ups its carcinogen testing efforts

Potential cancer-causing agents turning up in drugs has been a major headache for the pharma industry. But some trade groups are balking at new rules for monitoring the chemicals, arguing that they could lead to shortages of crucial drugs.  The FDA needs to change its new approach to tracking nitrosamine, three trade groups recently told the agency.… Read More »

Drug Distributors and J.&J. Reach $26 Billion Deal to End Opioids Lawsuits

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Drug Distributors and J.&J. Reach $ 26 Billion Deal to End Opioids Lawsuits The agreement would allow funds to begin flowing from the companies to states and communities to pay for addiction and prevention services. McKesson Corporation, along with Cardinal Health and… Read More »