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Tezepelumab Shows Potential for COPD, Negative Trial Notwithstanding

Asthma drug may benefit patients with blood eosinophil counts indicative of type 2 inflammation

May 22, 2024
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Add-On Dupilumab for COPD Backed by Second Phase III Trial

NOTUS study confirms fewer exacerbations with biologic for patients on maximum inhaled therapy

May 21, 2024
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Opinion
When it Comes to Preventive Health, Play the Long Game

Proposed budget scoring legislation can boost disease prevention and drive cost savings

May 18, 2024
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Social Media Use Tied to Higher Odds of Smoking, Vaping in Youth

Odds more than doubled in kids logging 7 hours or more a day on social media

May 17, 2024
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Opinion
Lost in the Haze: What Would Rescheduling Marijuana Really Do?

If you are confused, you're not alone

May 13, 2024
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Investigational Drug Could Help Vapers Quit

Results of mid-stage trial "promising" but need confirmation, researcher says

May 08, 2024
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Higher Risk of Infant Death Tied to Dual Cannabis, Nicotine Use in Pregnancy

Heightened risk also observed for a host of other adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes

May 07, 2024
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Opinion
What If States Paid People to Stop Using Drugs and Smoking?

This underutilized strategy has proven effective

May 04, 2024
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Increasing the Dose of Smoking Cessation Treatments Improved Abstinence

Switching from combined nicotine replacement therapy to varenicline promising, but didn't last

May 03, 2024
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Progressing Interstitial Lung Abnormalities Linked to Respiratory Distress

Association observed in ex- and current smokers without interstitial lung disease diagnosis

Apr 30, 2024
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DEA Will Move to Reclassify Marijuana in Historic Shift, Sources Say

Move would not legalize marijuana for recreational use

Apr 30, 2024
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Teen Vaping Linked to Higher Lead, Uranium Levels

Use poses potential harm for brain and organ development, researchers say

Apr 29, 2024
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White House Indefinitely Delays Plan to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Biden administration has delayed the final rule several times recently

Apr 26, 2024
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Underweight, but Not Obesity, Linked to Glaucoma Progression

Meanwhile, tobacco/alcohol use had no significant links to changes in retinal nerve fiber layer

Apr 22, 2024
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