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Clade I Mpox Surge in the Congo Raises Concerns About Global Spread

β€” Young children have accounted for nearly 30% of all suspected cases in the African country

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Opinion
Lost in the Haze: What Would Rescheduling Marijuana Really Do?

If you are confused, you're not alone

May 13, 2024
Mail-Order Medication Abortion Effective and Acceptable to Patients

90.4% of participants said they would use mail-order dispensing again for abortion care

May 13, 2024
Low Risk for New-Onset Thyroid Diseases After mRNA Vaccines

But meta-analysis indicates incidence of autoimmune disorders highest after first dose

May 11, 2024
Avian Flu Update: U.S. Announces More Than $175 Million to Track, Contain H5N1

"The risk to the public from this outbreak remains low," HHS Secretary says

May 10, 2024
Low Risk for New-Onset Thyroid Diseases After mRNA Vaccines

But meta-analysis indicates incidence of autoimmune disorders highest after first dose

Avian Flu Update: U.S. Announces More Than $175 Million to Track, Contain H5N1

"The risk to the public from this outbreak remains low," HHS Secretary says

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FTC Puts Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Private Equity in the Crosshairs

"There's no doubt that we definitely punch above our weight," says FTC Chair Lina Khan

May 10, 2024
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100 Million Scripts Came Through Illegal Online Pharmacies Last Year

Figure represents 2% of all U.S. prescriptions, according to IQVIA report

May 08, 2024
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Doc Who Said COVID Vax Can Magnetize People Has License Reinstated

Sherri Tenpenny, DO, had her license suspended indefinitely last summer

May 07, 2024
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Most Pregnant Women With HIV Don't Get Recommended Vaccinations

Antenatal vaccines are "of utmost importance" in immunocompromising conditions like HIV

May 02, 2024
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New Lineage of Mpox Found in Congo's Biggest Outbreak Raises Concern

Virus is adapting and could cause consequential outbreaks, expert suggests

May 02, 2024
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CVS Pharmacy Location Becomes the First to Join New National Union

Pharmacists and technicians at CVS stores in Rhode Island have also made moves to unionize

Apr 26, 2024
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Uveitis History Linked to Recurrence After COVID Vaccination

Commentators say it's important to keep findings in perspective in light of vaccine benefits

Apr 25, 2024
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Most Expectant Moms Say They're Likely to Get Maternal RSV Vaccine

But one in five soon-to-be parents said they had never even heard of RSV, survey finds

Apr 25, 2024
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COVID Vaccine Study Finds Small Signal of Seizure Risk in Young Kids

Data largely reassuring, but seizure finding requires further evaluation, experts say

Apr 24, 2024
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No, Marburg Virus Isn't in COVID Shots: Users Debunk Vax Misinfo on X

Community notes were accurate and cited mostly credible sources, researchers say

Apr 24, 2024
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COVID Shot Boosts Mucosal Immunity in Previously Infected People

Only "traces" of spike-specific salivary antibodies found in vaccinated SARS-CoV-2-naive people

Apr 23, 2024
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Is There a Vaccine for H5N1 Influenza?

And how quickly could it be deployed should it be needed?

Apr 22, 2024
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'Sluggish' Hospital Uptake of Newer Antibiotics for Gram-Negative Infections

Cost and clinical uncertainty may be behind low utilization

Apr 19, 2024
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Only One Harm From mRNA COVID Vaccines, Report Determines

Independent reviewers reject causal links to infertility, myocardial infarction, stroke

Apr 16, 2024
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