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Former actor Will Keenan said he was left potentially blind in one eye after being attacked for wearing a face mask, leaving him with a detached retina. (Newsweek)
Walgreens settled a class action lawsuit from users of Theranos blood tests for $44 million. (Axios)
Infant deaths in the U.S. increased 2% between 2020 and 2021, according to a CDC report.
Ferid Murad, MD, PhD, who won the Nobel Prize for a cardiovascular discovery that led to advances in treating heart disease and erectile dysfunction, has died at age 86. (Washington Post)
New social media app Threads is apparently blocking users from searching “COVID” or “long COVID.” (The Hill)
Women who were night owls had an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes than early birds, an analysis of the Nurses’ Health Study II showed. (Annals of Internal Medicine)
A California maternity ward being sued by the family of a Black mother who died during delivery is closing, citing declining demand for services. (NBC News)
Missouri-based Washington University said it will stop providing gender-affirming medication to minors due to the legal risks in the state. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Seven people were arrested after occupying the office of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and protesting for funding to the international HIV program PEPFAR. (The Guardian)
In a letter to CMS, the American Medical Association called proposed cuts to the Medicare physician payment schedule “a serious threat” to patient access to care.
The FDA ended the risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS) programs for irritable bowel syndrome drug alosetron hydrochloride (Lotronex) and its approved generics, saying the programs are no longer necessary.
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more than twice as likely to experience chronic stress, a Canadian study found. (Newsweek)
The American Red Cross has declared a national blood supply emergency. (The Hill)
Novartis is conducting a nationwide recall of cyclosporine oral solution (Sandimmune) after crystal formation was observed in some bottles, according to the FDA.
Some insurers are charging patients thousands of dollars for their generic drug prescriptions. (Wall Street Journal)
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline will add sign language services on its website. (The Hill)
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