FDA Finalizes Rule on Unauthorized E-Cigarettes

Companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes (other than tobacco or menthol) within 30 days risk FDA enforcement actions

4,000 Georgians to Get Fitbit Fitness Tracker Under Medicaid Plan

4,000 Georgians will be able to get a Fitbit activity tracker watch with access to the educational and motivational resources of the company thanks to a partnership with a Medicaid provider.

OSHA: Workplace Fatalities Unchanged, Unintentional Overdoses, Suicide on Work on the Rise

Suicide at work, which increased by 11 percent in 2018, is also a tragic public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on families, workplaces, and communities.

Ga Dept. of Public Health: Flu is Widespread in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed more than 200 hospitalizations and two flu-related deaths.

HIV Prevention Drug Now Available at No Cost – For Some

Through the Department of Health & Human Services, the preventative drug will be available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage.

1 in 5 adolescents and 1 in 4 young adults now living with prediabetes

Nearly 1 in 5 adolescents aged 12-18 years, and 1 in 4 young adults aged 19-34 years, are living with prediabetes, according to a new CDC study

HIV Testing, Treatment, Prevention Not Reaching Enough Americans

Far too many Americans with HIV are unaware that they have it. Far too few have the virus under control through effective treatment. And far too few Americans are taking the daily pill that prevents HIV.

6.2 Million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2019

The survey found that about 1 in 3 high school students (4.7 million) and about 1 in 8 middle school students (1.5 million) are current tobacco users.

FDA Says It Cannot Indicate CBD as ‘Safe,’ Warns 15 Companies on CBD Oil...

“We remain concerned that some people wrongly think that the myriad of CBD products on the market, many of which are illegal, have been evaluated by the FDA and determined to be safe, or that trying CBD ‘can’t hurt.’ --FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy

Ear Tubes May Soon Be Done Without General Anesthesia

This is the first ear tube delivery system that can be performed in young children using local anesthesia in a physician’s office setting.