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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its interim guidelines on the evaluation and treatment of patients with suspected vaping-related lung injury. The new guidance updates recommendations that were released in late August of 2019 which were based upon the limited data…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that as of October 1, 2019, the number of lung injury cases associated with vaping products has increased to 1080, with the death count increasing from 12 to 18. Further, according to the CDC, “the latest findings from the…
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By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve AstraZeneca Plc's combination therapy to treat smoker's lung, the drugmaker said on Tuesday. AstraZeneca said that it will work closely with the FDA regarding next steps, including submitting results from an…
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By Manas Mishra and Saumya Joseph (Reuters) - People should stop using e-cigarettes, especially those with marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), U.S. public health officials recommended on Friday, as an investigation into illnesses and deaths related to vaping deepens. E-cigarettes…
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The number of confirmed and probable cases of severe lung injury linked to vaping has risen from 380 to 530 over the last week, according to the CDC. So far, there have been 7 confirmed deaths. While many of the cases have reported the use of vaping products containing THC, no consistent product,…
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By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it has activated its emergency operations center to coordinate the investigation into hundreds of cases of severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use. The CDC's Emergency Operations Center…
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Having a pharmacist conduct medication reconciliation at patient discharge did not affect 30-day readmission rates for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice.  The finding stemmed from a retrospective…
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Significant amounts of vitamin E acetate has been discovered in most of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vaping products used by individuals who have reported severe respiratory illness in connection with use of electronic smoking products, according to the FDA. Recently, multiple reports of severe…
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By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation on Monday to ban flavored e-cigarettes statewide in an effort to protect young people from the unknown consequences of vaping. "Common sense says if you don't know what you're smoking, don't smoke it," Cuomo…
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By Manas Mishra (Reuters) - U.S. health authorities on Friday said two Americans had died from lung illness that were possibly tied to vaping, bringing the total count of such deaths to three as officials probe whether a "cluster" of lung illnesses are linked to e-cigarette use. One other death…
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