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J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices
10/17/2019 8:24 PM
Thousands of women have come forward claiming the devices caused severe pain, bleeding and infections
Wasted health care spending in U.S. tops annual defense budget, study finds
10/11/2019 9:39 PM
Redundant administrative tasks, opaque pricing and misaligned incentives create hundreds of billions of dollars in wasted health care spending annually, according to a new study.
CBS News investigates THC vaping industry's booming black market
10/09/2019 11:44 PM
As health officials investigate an outbreak of illnesses, "Eye on America" went undercover to find out how dangerous THC vaping products end up on the streets
The Royals Report: Prince Harry sues tabloids over alleged phone hacking
10/09/2019 4:34 PM
In this week's edition of the Royals Report, Prince Harry is suing British tabloids over alleged phone hacking. Also, the royal "fab four" is back together for a mental health campaign. BBC Royals Correspondent Sarah Campbell joins CBSN.
Why we need more conversations surrounding mental health
10/09/2019 4:30 PM
Stigma has a "detrimental" effect on people's ability to get the help they need, says a board certified psychiatrist
Abortion provider in Illinois: There's been a "huge increase" of patients coming from Missouri
10/02/2019 10:29 PM
Dr. David Eisenberg and his wife Dr. Erin King are both abortion providers. King is based in Illinois, while Eisenberg practices in Missouri, where women face more restrictions. In the last few years, King said there's been "confusion" about the restrictions, so women are coming from Missouri to her clinic to get services.
Walmart pulls Zantac amid growing worries over cancer link
10/02/2019 2:26 PM
Retailer is suspending all over-the-counter ranitidine products, including Zantac and Equate, following FDA alert
Botox bars raise concern among medical experts and patients
10/02/2019 1:31 PM
Nearly 16 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures took place last year in the U.S. That includes nearly 7.5 million botox, and other neurotoxin injections to reduce wrinkles as well as 2.5 million filler injections to shape the face. These enhancements traditionally require a visit to a doctor's office but as Dr. Tara Narula shows us, new salons are offering injections in a more casual setting -- creating potential risks.
Botox bars raise concern among medical experts: "Things can happen"
10/02/2019 1:19 PM
New salons are offering the procedure in a more casual setting ? but experts say there's risks
Planned Parenthood has been building a secret abortion "mega-clinic" in Illinois
10/02/2019 1:07 PM
Planned Parenthood is announcing the opening of a new mega-facility close to states where abortion access is restricted. The new clinic was built secretly in Illinois, near the Missouri border. Missouri has some of the strictest abortion laws in the country. Kate Smith reports.
Judge temporarily blocks Georgia's six-week abortion ban
10/01/2019 7:58 PM
The law, House Bill 481, was set to go into effect on January 1, 2020.
CVS pulls Zantac and its generic brand over possible cancer link
09/29/2019 8:57 PM
The FDA said people shouldn't panic, but suggests switching to another over-the-counter drug while the agency tests more samples
What's known ? and unknown ? about Juul, vaping and illness
09/26/2019 1:36 PM
Amid a surge in teens using e-cigarettes and an outbreak of illnesses, questions abound about the safety of vaping
Freezer failure at children's hospital destroys stem cells
09/26/2019 1:29 PM
The hospital said the freezer's temperature sensors malfunctioned, and safeguards "were not sufficient"
Man hit with $650K medical bill for emergency back surgery gets relief
09/26/2019 1:27 PM
On Monday, we introduced you to Frank Esposito, who was hit with more than $650,000 in bills after an emergency back surgery. While his insurer covered some of the costs, he still owed $220,000, more than a year later. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo saw the story and sent CBS News the following statement. "I am pleased to announce today that the insurer has agreed to make sure that Mr. Esposito is not stuck with these bills." Consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner, who has been following this story, joins ?CBS This Morning? along with Dr. Aaron Carroll, who studies medical care and costs to discuss ways you can avoid huge medical bills.





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