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A Florida father and his three sons were convicted of selling a toxic bleach solution as a “miracle” disease cure via a fake church website. (Miami Herald)
The FDA approved an adjuvanted anthrax vaccine (Cyfendus) to be used in conjunction with antibacterial drugs for adults with suspected or confirmed exposures, maker Emergent BioSolutions announced.
Just over a third of U.S. hospitals are complying with price transparency rules, a new report found. (The Hill)
The Biden administration is asking companies to give workers who lose Medicaid coverage more time to sign up for employer-sponsored health insurance. (CNBC)
One person died and another five were left injured after being hit by a car in a parking garage at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. (DC News Now)
The latest social media trend: women under 25 freezing their eggs. (Vice)
California nurse practitioner Bradley Earl Reger was accused of sexually abusing more than a dozen young male patients, according to the Department of Justice.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a statement saying it no longer stands behind its former position of opposing transparency for pharmacy benefit mangers (PBMs), citing changes in the market place.
In other FTC news, the agency is also cautioning hospitals and telehealth providers about security and privacy risks related to online tracking technology that could disclose patient health data to third parties.
In a closely watched Texas case over emergency medical exceptions to the state’s abortion ban, an ob/gyn gave an emotional testimony of having to seek an abortion out of state last year after learning her fetus had a life-threatening condition. (CNN)
Black and Hispanic people hospitalized with decompensated cirrhosis in the U.S. were less likely to get liver transplants compared to their white counterparts, a study in JAMA Network Open revealed.
Mothers and fathers with psychiatric diagnoses were more likely to have a baby born preterm. (PLoS Medicine)
The man accused of shooting and killing Tennessee surgeon Benjamin Mauck, MD, will undergo a mental evaluation to see if he’s fit for trial. (Commercial Appeal)
The Pfizer factory hit by a tornado in North Carolina will likely cause long-term shortages of crucial drug supplies for hospitals. (AP)
Questions are being raised about anonymous donations to the World Health Organization (WHO) Foundation, with some concerned about undue influence over the global health body. (AP)
Thousands of senior doctors in the United Kingdom walked out of hospitals, marking the start of a 48-hour strike. (The Guardian)
Tony Bennett died at the age of 96; the renowned singer had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016. (Variety)
A 71-year-old man died in Death Valley National Park after temperatures reached 121° F. (Washington Post)
And as global temperatures continue to rise, cases of malaria might too. (AP)
Likewise, cases of dengue fever could reach near-record highs this year due to high temps. (Reuters)
The shortage in weight-loss drugs now extends to liraglutide (Saxenda). (FiercePharma)
Cupkin recalled nearly 350,000 children’s cups sold on Amazon due to high lead levels. (USA Today)