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Marlboro maker Philip Morris says it could stop selling cigarettes in Britain within 10 years

A pack of Philip Morris International Inc. Marlboro Gold cigarettes seen in a Tobacco Store. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — Tobacco group Philip Morris International has reportedly said it plans to stop selling cigarettes in the U.K. in 10 years’ time. It could bring an end to the cigarette maker’s flagship… Read More »

Former surgeon general says CDC mask guidance ‘premature’ and ‘wrong’

Former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said coronavirus mask guidance may be “premature” or “wrong” in the face of potentially dangerous new variants.  Adams served as surgeon general under former President Donald Trump, taking a prominent role throughout the early phase of the pandemic. He recently took to Twitter to voice his own regrets and… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says U.S. is ‘vastly underestimating’ level of Covid delta spread

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he believes the U.S. is significantly undercounting the number of Covid delta infections, making it difficult to know whether the highly transmissible strain is causing higher-than-expected hospitalization and death rates. “We don’t know what the denominator is right now,” Gottlieb said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “I… Read More »

Biogen CEO says $56,000 annually for Alzheimer’s drug is ‘fair,’ promises not to hike price for at least 4 years

Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos told CNBC on Monday that the list price of $ 56,000 per year for the company’s FDA-approved Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab is “fair.” That being said, the Massachusetts-based biotech company has vowed to not increase the price of the medication, which is marketed under the name Aduhelm, for the next four… Read More »