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Mental health apps to blame for Adderall shortage?


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 15:09:06 -0500

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There are new questions about whether the explosion of online mental health companies may be to blame for the nationwide shortage of ADHD drug Adderall. These companies diagnose and prescribe medication 100 percent online. Nationally, data shows from 2020 to 2021, Adderall prescriptions for adults jumped 15 percent. One of those online platforms, cerebral, has been the focus of an ongoing CBS News investigation. Anna Werner reports.

Read more: Mental health apps to blame for Adderall shortage?


Kirstie Alley died from colon cancer. Here are the disease's risk factors.


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:18:37 -0500

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The actress' family announced on Monday​ that she had died at age 71, saying the cancer was "only recently discovered."

Read more: Kirstie Alley died from colon cancer. Here are the disease's risk factors.


Lidl advent calendars may contain salmonella-tainted chocolate


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 11:25:41 -0500

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Grocery chain recalls holiday item sold in its more than 170 stores in nine East Coast states and Washington, D.C.

Read more: Lidl advent calendars may contain salmonella-tainted chocolate


Paxlovid has been free so far. Next year, sticker shock awaits.


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 05:00:08 -0500

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The government soon will stop paying for the COVID drug that has proved to be the most effective at keeping patients alive and out of the hospital.

Read more: Paxlovid has been free so far. Next year, sticker shock awaits.


Questions emerge about an Adderall prescription obtained online


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:35:01 -0500

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During the pandemic, online mental health companies began to offer treatment for ADHD, often prescribing Adderall, a controlled substance. One mother says her son obtained an Adderall prescription that he shouldn't have been able to. Anna Werner investigates.

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Young man's death leads to questions about Adderall prescription obtained online


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 19:17:00 -0500

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Elijah Hanson told online provider Cerebral he needed help for ADHD, despite never having been previously diagnosed.

Read more: Young man's death leads to questions about Adderall prescription obtained online


What to know about Medicare Advantage enrollment


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 16:59:00 -0500

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With the window closing December 7, seniors should compare costs carefully and watch out for marketing hype from Medicare Advantage plans.

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Narcan maker expects approval for OTC anti-opioid spray


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 16:10:00 -0500

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FDA to give priority review to nonprescription form of naloxone, a life-saving drug used to treat suspected drug overdoses.

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Dr. Agus on the launch of new Paramount+ show "The Checkup: With Dr. David Agus"


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 14:47:40 -0500

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CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss the launch of his new Paramount+ show "The Checkup: With Dr. David Agus." Some of the entertainment world's biggest celebrities sit down with Agus to share their own health struggles.

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Hospital closure leaves patients scrambling, owners collect millions


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 13:47:37 -0500

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Private equity is piling into healthcare, snapping up everything from local doctors' offices, to specialty clinics, even hospices. A CBS News investigation looked at these deals and found the owners of one for-profit company made millions, before some of their community hospitals shut down, leaving patients scrambling for care.

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Frozen raspberries recalled due to potential hepatitis A contamination


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 12:21:50 -0500

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Exportadora Copramar voluntarily recalled 1,260 cases of frozen raspberries sold under the James Farm brand.

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End of restriction on gay blood donors to face key federal vote next year


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 08:20:14 -0500

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A panel of federal health advisers will likely vote on a recommendation in the spring, potentially ending a controversial policy that's persisted for decades.

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Hospital shutdown spurs questions about private equity in health care


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 07:38:00 -0500

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A for-profit California company saw windfall dividend — and patients scrambled for care, a CBS News investigation found.

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Family block vital surgery for infant over COVID-vaccinated blood


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:30:00 -0500

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Authorities want to take partial custody of the child, leaving the parents in charge of non-medical care, but allowing the procedure to go ahead.

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Flu shots are a "very good match" to this season's strains, CDC says


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 15:48:00 -0500

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Health officials are redoubling calls for Americans to get vaccinated, with flu shots lagging previous seasons.

Read more: Flu shots are a "very good match" to this season's strains, CDC says


Patients could feel pinch as health plans seek to offload pricey prescription costs


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 11:50:47 -0500

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It's the latest twist in a long-running dispute between the drug industry and insurers — and patients are, again, caught in the middle.

Read more: Patients could feel pinch as health plans seek to offload pricey prescription costs


Ashton Kutcher on his struggles with vasculitis: "Suddenly, you can't see"


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 09:18:00 -0500

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Ashton Kutcher recently opened up about the symptoms of vasculitis that suddenly disrupted his life.

Read more: Ashton Kutcher on his struggles with vasculitis: "Suddenly, you can't see"


Ex-medical director at children's hospital charged with sex crimes


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 06:18:50 -0500

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The lawsuits and other concerns from patients' parents about the hospital have raised alarms at the highest levels of state government.

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Man charged with threatening Boston doctor caring for transgender children


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 22:04:00 -0500

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Prosecutors say the suspect called and threatened the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center after misinformation spread online about procedures at Boston Children's Hospital.

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U.K. officials issue warning after 6 children die of Strep A infections


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 17:33:12 -0500

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Health officials have seen higher numbers of cases caused by Group A streptococci, bacteria that can cause respiratory and skin infections including strep throat, impetigo and scarlet fever.

Read more: U.K. officials issue warning after 6 children die of Strep A infections


California middle school students treated for suspected overdoses


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 10:28:16 -0500

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Panicked parents and first responders rushed to Van Nuys Middle School in Los Angeles, where 10 students were treated for suspected drug overdoses on Thursday. Danya Bacchus reports.

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Children's clothes from popular retailers recalled over lead poisoning risk


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 20:10:36 -0500

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Some children's clothing featuring Disney and Star Wars characters have been recalled over a risk of lead poisoning. The clothes were sold at T.J. Maxx, Amazon and other retailers.

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NYC hiring rat czar for $170,000: "Swashbuckling" required


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:29:00 -0500

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The city's new director of rodent mitigation should be "highly motivated and somewhat bloodthirsty," job listing says.

Read more: NYC hiring rat czar for $170,000: "Swashbuckling" required


China signals possible shift from "zero-COVID" policy after protests


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 07:48:00 -0500

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Days after the most significant protests the ruling Communist Party has faced in decades, a senior health official heralded "a new situation," and 2 megacities eased restrictions.

Read more: China signals possible shift from "zero-COVID" policy after protests


Use of drugs for weight loss causes shortage


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 01:18:06 -0500

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Prescription medications that can be used for weight loss are spiking in popularity, causing shortages for patients who need them for other health issues. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

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Use of drugs for weight loss causes supply shortage


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 19:40:54 -0500

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Dramatic stories about weight loss using popular drugs are trending on social media. People who need the drugs for other health issues now face shortages.

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FDA likely to end blanket ban on sexually active gay men donating blood


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 18:24:40 -0500

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Under current federal rules, men cannot donate blood if they have had sex with another man in the last three months.

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Hailey Bieber opens up about a cyst on her ovary "the size of an apple"


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:15:00 -0500

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"It's painful and achy and makes me feel nauseous and bloated and crampy and emotional," she said.

Read more: Hailey Bieber opens up about a cyst on her ovary "the size of an apple"


Is it COVID, RSV, or the flu? How to tell the difference amid surge in cases


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:24:18 -0500

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Health care professionals are bracing for a surge in flu, RSV and COVID-19 cases. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains why it's important to know what you are sick with.

Read more: Is it COVID, RSV, or the flu? How to tell the difference amid surge in cases


The Checkup with Dr. David Agus | Official trailer


Created: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 20:44:34 -0500

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Celebrities share their personal health issues in a series of intimate conversations with CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus in the new Paramount+ docuseries "The Checkup with Dr. David Agus," streaming on Monday, Dec. 6.

Read more: The Checkup with Dr. David Agus | Official trailer

 
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