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Adults 85 and older who received COVID and flu vaccines at the same time appeared to have a very small higher risk of stroke. (CNN)
Only 7% of U.S. adults and 2% of kids received the new COVID-19 vaccine as of two weeks ago, according to the CDC. (AP)
An mRNA-based combination flu-COVID vaccine generated a strong immune response in a mid-stage trial of adults, developers Pfizer and BioNTech said.
A former executive at a South Florida Medicare Advantage organization was charged for her alleged role in a roughly $53 million fraud scheme, the Department of Justice said.
Exela Pharma Sciences issued a nationwide recall of some of its sodium bicarbonate, midazolam, and cysteine hydrochloride injections.
Here are warning signs that America’s healthcare workforce is burned out. (Axios)
And here’s how burnout is playing out among large retail pharmacists, too. (USA Today)
Republicans delayed more than $1 billion in funding for the PEPFAR HIV program. (The Washington Post)
An audit of the Maryland Heath Departments found $1.4 billion in unaccounted-for funds that the state received during the pandemic. (The Washington Post)
The only medical school on a Native American reservation is preparing students to serve in rural and tribal areas. (CBS News)
While global vaccine coverage for kids improved in past years, they’re not back to pre-pandemic levels. (MMWR)
What would happen to developing nations if COVID-related patents were suspended? (The Hill)
Lawmakers are looking for ways to speed up the FDA approval process for new rare disease treatments. (Endpoints News)
Two workers at a Japanese nuclear power plant were hospitalized after being sprayed with liquid laced with radioactive materials. (AP)
Children and adolescents who received mental health counseling or therapy increased from 10% in 2019 to 13.8% in 2022, CDC data showed.
Twice as many parents of kids ages 9 to 15 reported concerns about internet addiction than substance addiction. (JAMA Network Open)
A woman filed a lawsuit against her ob/gyn claiming he secretly used his own sperm to impregnate her during fertility treatments. (The Seattle Times)
Healthcare professionals at D.C.’s Unity Health Care are trying to unionize. (DCist)
Savannah renamed one of its town squares after the first Black Civil War nurse. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
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