More U.S. pregnant women using opioids and meth

(Reuters Health) – A growing number of American pregnant women are using opioids and methamphetamines, and drug use is rising fastest among mothers in rural communities, a U.S. study suggests.

U.S. judge concerned over government nod for CVS-Aetna deal

A federal judge who has been asked to sign off on the U.S. government’s decision to approve CVS Health Corp’s acquisition of insurer Aetna Inc said Tuesday he was “less convinced” than the government that the companies had struck a deal that ensured the merger was legal under antitrust law.

U.S. relies heavily on foreign-born healthcare workers

(Reuters Health) – More than one in four doctors in the United States were born in another country, and a new study suggests many nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and home health aides are also immigrants.

GM moves to challenge Ford in U.S. commercial fleet sales

General Motors Co is intensifying its attack on rival Ford Motor Co’s lead in sales to U.S. commercial fleets to prop up profit margins amid weakening consumer demand, according to executives at the No. 1 U.S. automaker.

OPEC works on deal to cut output, still needs Russia on board

OPEC and its allies are working towards a deal this week to reduce oil output by at least 1.3 million barrels per day, four sources said, adding that Russia’s resistance to a major cut was so far the main stumbling block.