Health Highlights: Sept. 25, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Scientists Sequence Genome of Mold That Produced First Penicillin The genome of the original mold that produced the first penicillin has been sequenced by scientists. The world’s first antibiotic was accidentally discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming when […]

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Trump Approves Final Plan to Import Drugs From Canada ‘for a Fraction of the Price’

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump, outlining his “America First Health Plan” Thursday, announced that his administration will allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. The final plan clears the way for Florida and other states to implement a program bringing medications across the border despite […]

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FDA Warns of Danger From ‘Benadryl Challenge,’ Asks TikTok to Remove Videos

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 — Parents and other caregivers need to be more aware of the potentially lethal “Benadryl Challenge” circulating on social media, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. The new internet dare, broadcast widely on teen-friendly TikTok, urges kids to overdose on the over-the-counter antihistamine Benadryl to achieve a hallucinatory state. […]

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