Nurse Wins $41M Retaliation Suit; Patients Worry About AI Use; Who Should Get CPR?

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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A jury awarded more than $41 million to a former Woodland Hills Kaiser Permanente Hospital nurse who said the staff retaliated against her for complaining about patient safety and quality of care. (KNX News)

Most American patients are wary of how doctors may use generative AI to help treat them, according to a new Wolters Kluwer Health survey. (Axios)

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a court case focused on whether the approval of the abortion drug mifepristone (Mifeprex) was legal. (The Hill)

Pfizer expects to finalize a deal to buy cancer drugmaker Seagen for $43 billion and will form a new oncology division that includes the new acquisition. (Reuters)

GLP-1 drugs like Novo Nordisk’s semaglutide (Ozempic) are harder to come by as insurers tighten the screws on prescribing the drugs for weight loss, patients say. (Reuters)

The FDA is accepting nominations for membership in its newest advisory committee, the Genetic Metabolic Diseases Advisory Committee.

Speaking of the FDA, MAPS Public Benefit Corporation said it submitted a new drug application for MDMA-assisted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

And ADMA Biologics announced that its primary humoral deficiency intravenous immune globulin treatment (Bivigam) is now approved for pediatric patients 2 years and older.

New gene therapies offer a cure for conditions like beta thalassemia, but getting through the process is grueling, especially when you’re 7 years old. (STAT)

Thousands of patients may be getting atherectomies needlessly or too soon, a ProPublica investigation found.

Med student Angela Ellis found a lump in her breast; her breast surgeon told her it was likely benign and she could ignore it. She had it removed anyway. The diagnosis: triple-negative breast cancer. (Today)

Which type of cardiac arrest patient responds best to CPR? NPR digs into the issue.

Marijuana use during pregnancy was associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes related to placental dysfunction. (JAMA)

The Arizona Supreme Court heard arguments over a law that makes almost all abortions in the state illegal. (The Hill)

Meanwhile, in Kentucky, a woman seeking an abortion there through the courts has been told her embryo no longer has any cardiac activity. (AP)

Los Angeles County is making an $83 million investment in tele-mental healthcare for elementary and secondary schoolchildren. (KFF Health News)

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