Left to Bleed for 10 Days; Who Parechovirus Targets; U.S. ‘Failed’ on MonkeypoxJuly 18, 2022
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A Wisconsin woman was denied care by a hospital’s emergency room staff following an incomplete miscarriage and left to bleed for 10 days before receiving medication to expel the fetus. (The Independent)
GenBioPro, maker of a generic version of the abortion pill, hired lobbyists for the first time this summer. (STAT)
Multiple states have reported cases of a subtype of parechovirus linked to more severe illness, including neurological issues, in children. (NBC News)
Ghana confirmed its first two deadly cases of Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease that carries similarities to Ebola. (Reuters)
Close to half of participants in what is currently the largest study on menstruation following COVID-19 vaccines reported heavier bleeding after being vaccinated. (Science Advances)
As of Monday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll reached 89,542,371 cases and 1,023,799 deaths.
In California, the volume of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 jumped fourfold over the past 3 months. (Mercury News)
Meanwhile, Boston health officials are calling for a return to mask-wearing in crowded indoor areas. (Boston Globe)
Florida parents are struggling to find COVID vaccines for their kids, and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is getting the blame. (Washington Post)
A “random guy” on Twitter nicknamed one of the latest Omicron subvariants after a galaxy and a character from Greek mythology, and it stuck. (Washington Post)
In monkeypox news, supply for the vaccine cannot keep up with demand, according to the CDC.
And in New York City, officials are resorting to a one-dose vaccine strategy. (STAT)
To combat the shortage, HHS ordered another 2.5 million doses of Bavarian Nordic’s Jynneos vaccine and is making 131,000 shots immediately available to states.
But former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, told CBS’s Face the Nation that the U.S. has “failed to contain” the monkeypox outbreak and that the window for controlling the spread “probably has closed.”
In England, defibrillators will be available in all state schools, after a campaign from the family of Oliver King, a young boy who died of sudden cardiac arrest after a swim meet. (Sky News)
And Britain prepares for its hottest day on record. (Reuters)
The FDA expanded the approval of crizotinib (Xalkori) to include adult and pediatric patients with inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors harboring ALK alterations.
And the agency approved an oral, liquid formulation of zonisamide (Zonisade) for treating epilepsy in adults and adolescents 16 and up, according to Azurity Pharmaceuticals.
New York City medical examiners ruled the death of former President Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump an accident. (Fox News)
Are insurers who deny claims for wilderness therapy violating parity laws? (STAT)
The Federal Trade Commission, under the Biden administration, has blocked four hospital mergers and more action is anticipated. (Kaiser Health News)
A new lawsuit claims Skittles are toxic and can cause DNA, brain, and organ damage due to “heightened levels” of the food additive titanium dioxide. (Reuters)
Belfonte Dairy announced a recall of its “Chocolate to Die For” 1.5-quart ice cream containers due to the potential for undeclared peanuts, FDA announced.