CDC Issues Health Advisory; Paxlovid Rebound Rates; More Lawyers for Vaccine Claims

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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The CDC issued a health advisory after multiple states reported cases of high blood lead levels in children consuming recalled cinnamon-containing applesauce products to the FDA.

U.S. lung cancer survival rates have improved, according to the American Lung Association.

The Veterans Health Administration implemented some recommendations to improve appointment scheduling but has not fully implemented others, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

Among adults with COVID, about 20% taking nirmatrelvir–ritonavir (Paxlovid) had virologic rebound versus roughly 2% of those untreated, observational data showed. (Annals of Internal Medicine)

COVID and drug overdoses contributed to the widening gender gap in life expectancy, now a 5.8-year difference favoring women, researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.

HCA Healthcare, the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain, may face legal action following its 2019 acquisition of North Carolina’s Mission Health, according to the state attorney general. (NBC News)

Covidien recalled its McGrath Mac video laryngoscope after defective products meant for destruction were stolen and sold.

The federal government is hiring more attorneys to handle vaccine-related claims. (Newsweek)

Whistleblowers suggested a top neuroscientist may have manipulated data that support a major stroke trial. (Science)

Initial data from New York City showed no significant increases in crimes or calls for emergency service in neighborhoods where two overdose prevention centers were located. (JAMA Network Open)

House Republicans have proposed a sprawling budget cut that affects former President Donald Trump’s program to end HIV/AIDS in the U.S. (Politico)

Absent a coherent system for elder care in the U.S., many older adults face financial ruin. (New York Times, KFF Health News)

Could hearing aids help to fend off the risk of deadly falls in older adults? (NPR)

An 8-month-old British girl was removed from life support following a months-long court battle by her family to take her to Italy for treatment. (USA Today)

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    Jennifer Henderson joined MedPage Today as an enterprise and investigative writer in Jan. 2021. She has covered the healthcare industry in NYC, life sciences and the business of law, among other areas.

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