TIME – E. coli outbreak blamed on contaminated lettuce spreads to 16 states, CDC says

Health officials said more people have reported cases of E. coli, as a multi-state outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to spread.

U.S. News & World Report – New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years.

Medpage Today – Health groups, lawmakers sound alarm on JUUL e-cigarettes

In less than 3 years on the U.S. market, the electronic cigarette JUUL has become so popular among teens and young adults that its name is now a verb.

The New York Times – Concussions may increase the risk for Parkinson’s disease

A traumatic brain injury, even a mild concussion, increases the risk for Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports.

STAT – NIH abruptly changes course on industry opioids partnership after ethics flags raised

It’s been touted by health officials for almost a year: a planned opioids research partnership worth roughly $400 million.