‘Long Cold’ Common Too; Walgreens Pharmacy Walkout; $2,000 Ivermectin Settlements

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Derick Alison
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It’s not just with COVID-19, people commonly develop “long cold” and lingering symptoms of other respiratory viruses as well, a study in eClinicalMedicine showed.

Walgreens pharmacy employees in three states are planning a walkout starting today, citing working conditions that put patients at risk. (CNN)

Physician burnout is increasing and poses a “potential threat to the ability of the U.S. healthcare system to care for patients,” according to a study in JAMA Network Open.

A Florida judge dismissed Novo Nordisk’s lawsuit over compounded versions of semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy), the company’s diabetes and weight-loss drug. (Seeking Alpha)

In an open letter, multiple organizations — including the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and American Nurses Association — are urging state leadership to require healthcare personnel to be vaccinated.

The fatigue, chills, and malaise following a COVID shot likely indicate a robust immune response. (New York Times)

Maternal vaccination against whooping cough near 28 weeks’ gestation was linked with fewer pertussis infections in infants through 8 months of age. (Pediatrics)

Most survivors of childhood cancers face serious health problems in adulthood. (Washington Post)

Pandemic-era drinking has led to an uptick in liver disease and need for transplants. (ABC News)

Arcutis Biotherapeutics said the FDA expanded the approval for roflumilast cream 0.3% (Zoryve) in plaque psoriasis to include children ages 6 to 11.

And the agency also approved intravenous secukinumab (Cosentyx), making it the first IV interleukin-17A antagonist for adults with rheumatic diseases, Novartis announced.

New tools to protect infants from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may be difficult to access this season. (STAT)

A Denver cardiologist pleaded not guilty to 51 felony counts after more than 12 women alleged he drugged and sexually assaulted them. (ABC News)

Trauma surgeon Joseph Sakran, MD — a gunshot victim himself — treated victims of last week’s Morgan State University shooting. (AP)

For the first time since April, the U.S. has identified a case of bird flu in a commercial flock. (Reuters)

Inmates who were unknowingly treated with ivermectin for COVID-19 at an Arkansas jail will each receive $2,000 in a settlement. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

Chandler Zavala, a rookie offensive lineman on the Carolina Panthers, was taken to the hospital after suffering a neck injury during Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. (AP via NBC News)

Researchers could not get an AI image generator to generate the reverse of the oft-depicted “white savior” trope: Black African doctors caring for white suffering children. (NPR)

Walmart says customers are buying fewer groceries due to the popularity of new weight-loss drugs. (MarketWatch)

Cold plunges are gaining in popularity, partially for their purported health benefits, which researchers say are not yet proven. (NPR)

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    Sophie Putka is an enterprise and investigative writer for MedPage Today. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Discover, Business Insider, Inverse, Cannabis Wire, and more. She joined MedPage Today in August of 2021. Follow

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