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Health Highlights: April 15, 2022

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter

FDA approves first breath test for COVID: The results are delivered within three minutes, but a PCR test recommended afterwards for confirmation. Read more

Patient influencers: Good or Bad? Although their aim is to share medical information on conditions they have, a new report says pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers view them as a marketing tool for their products. Read more

New law gives FDA authority to regulate e-cigarettes made with synthetic nicotine: It closes a loophole that allowed the products to avoid oversight. Now, they must follow the same restrictions and age requirements as tobacco products do. Read more

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