Jared Kushner Reveals Cancer Dx; Docs Warn on ‘No Poop July’; The Pharma Bro Returns

Jared Kushner Reveals Cancer Dx; Docs Warn on ‘No Poop July’; The Pharma Bro Returns

July 27, 2022 0 By Jennifer Walker

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Jared Kushner says in his soon-to-be-published book that he was diagnosed with and treated for thyroid cancer while he was working in the White House during the Trump administration. (New York Times)

Texas otolaryngologist Mary Talley Bowden, MD, sued Houston Methodist Hospital for defamation, claiming the hospital damaged her reputation by disciplining her over COVID misinformation. (Houston Chronicle)

Why hasn’t President Biden’s doctor appeared in public? Because he’s not always a good messenger. Meanwhile, Biden is feeling recovered enough from his bout with COVID to resume his exercise routine. (Politico)

As of Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll reached 90,735,812 cases and 1,027,912 deaths, increases of 168,372 and 543, respectively, since this time yesterday.

Heard about “no-poop July?” Well, it’s not really a thing, and you shouldn’t try it, doctors say. (NBC News)

A Florida couple says doctors have told them their 11-year-old son has primary amebic meningoencephalitis, but the state health department says they have no report of such a case. (NBC News)

Long COVID patients are turning to an unproven drug to treat their condition: ivermectin. (STAT)

Teva Pharmaceutical has reached a $4.35 billion settlement with state and local governments over the company’s role in the opioid epidemic. (Reuters)

Pan-coronavirus and intranasal vaccines are needed to continue fighting COVID-19, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, said at a White House conference on the future of coronavirus vaccines. (Endpoints News)

The fall booster push could avert an estimated 100,000-159,000 COVID deaths depending on the level of vaccine uptake, according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund.

Meanwhile, the federal government will need $7 billion to fight the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S., the Biden administration said. (Washington Post)

The Pink Sauce controversy and why the ‘F’ in FDA is trending on Twitter. (Forbes)

He’s baaaaaaack! “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has co-founded a drug discovery software company. (Endpoints News)

Vancouver is trying a new approach to the opioid epidemic: a fentanyl dispensary. (New York Times)

Flawed provider directories are still a problem, researchers found. (Kaiser Health News)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an action plan aimed at improving maternal healthcare and called on the private health sector to find ways to improve maternal health outcomes.

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