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FDA commissioner: Medical misinformation is hurting US life expectancy

Even as life expectancy in other countries has rebounded after the pandemic, it has continued to decline in the U.S. — it is around three to five years shorter than comparative high-income nations — according to NPR.

Sorting out the rampant health misinformation that floods the internet is something the commissioner told CNBC will require regulation and additional oversight from agencies like the FDA and Federal Trade Commission.


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