Federals has indicted and arrested the former president of Miami-Luken, a former top official, and two West Virginia pharmacists for illegally distributing millions or prescription painkillers opioids. If found guilty, the suspects could face up to 20 years of imprisonment. Deaths from opioid drug overdose have been a major concern in America.
On Wednesday, the director-general of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared an ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC an international health emergency. He described it as “a concerning geographic expansion” but said it does not pose a global threat.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Teva’s AirDuo Digihaler, a combination of fluticasone and salmeterol, which can be connected to mobile. The Digihaler provides information on inhaler use to patients, which can be shared with their doctor to assess the treatment adherence and progress.
After launching BPM Core, Withings, a French electronics company, has launched BPM Connect, a device that captures blood pressure, ECG and stethoscope readings. The new device also helps detect Afib, or atrial fibrillation, without using a smartphone.
Officials at the Georgia Department of Public Health said three guests who stayed at a prominent Atlanta Hotel have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease. The officials have been working with other public health officials and experts to test the hotel for the pathogenic bacterium that caused Legionnaires' to those three guests.
According to a new study, anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder, is more than just a mental health issue. Researchers found that people with anorexia nervosa have genetic mutations that are associated with psychiatric disorders as well as metabolism, suggesting new interventions for people with anorexia.
According to health officials of DRC, the first case of Ebola has been detected on Sunday in Goma. So far, the Ebola outbreak in DRC has infected over 2,500 people and killed more than 1,600. Goma implemented precautionary measures before the expected arrival of Ebola a year ago.