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E-cigarette sales climb, according to new report

Sales of e-cigarettes increased by almost 50% from 2020 to 2022, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also found that after January 2020, sales of mint- and other-flavored prefilled cartridges died down, and disposable e-cigarettes in fruit, sweet, and other flavors increased. Disposable e-cigarettes in youth-appealing flavors are now more commonly sold than prefilled units.

CDC highlights drugs costs in new report

A new report from CDC indicates that millions of U.S. adults are not taking their medications as prescribed due to costs.

Researchers better define long COVID

To better identify people with long COVID, researchers have identified 12 distinguishing symptoms and have developed a symptom-based scoring system.

Ketamine works just as well as “gold standard” for treatment-resistant major depression, says study

A new study published in NEJM adds to the growing body of research on the effectiveness of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Results from the ELEKT-D randomized trial found that when it came to improving treatment-resistant major depression in outpatients without psychotic features, ketamine worked just as well as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

New report finds growth in illegal online pharmacies

A new report from IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science estimates that of 7,310 prescription drugs legally dispensed to U.S. patients between January 2017 to December 2022, roughly 70% (5,085) were being actively marketed and sold by illegal online pharmacies.

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