‘Viagra’-Laced Honey; CDC Raises Alarm on Another Virus; Health Workforce $$ Coming

‘Viagra’-Laced Honey; CDC Raises Alarm on Another Virus; Health Workforce $$ Coming

July 14, 2022 0 By Jennifer Walker

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The FDA warned four companies against selling tainted honey-based products that contained ingredients not listed on the label, including active drug ingredients found in Cialis and Viagra.

In other agency news, the FDA may issue an emergency use authorization for Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine as early as today. (Politico)

A New York City website offering appointments for a monkeypox vaccine crashed due to high demand. (Fox News)

As if COVID-19 and monkeypox weren’t enough, the CDC is now warning healthcare providers that parechovirus is circulating in the U.S.

Two Philadelphia Phillies baseball players — Aaron Nola and JT Realmuto — declined to accompany their teammates to Toronto for a two-game series that began Tuesday against the Blue Jays because Canada requires COVID vaccination for entry; both men refused to get vaccinated. (NBC Sports)

Americans should do more to protect themselves against COVID-19, members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team said. (New York Times)

As of Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID toll reached 88,787,557 infections and 1,022,309 deaths, increases of 187,697 and 686, respectively, since this time on Monday.

Glyphosate, the chemical in the weedkiller Roundup, was detected in over 80% of U.S. urine samples. (CBS News)

So far in 2022 there have been 326 mass shootings in the U.S., according to the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation.

A woman has sued Netflix over its “Our Father” documentary about an Indiana fertility doctor who secretly fathered 87 children, claiming that the streaming service broke its promise to maintain her anonymity. (Bloomberg)

The Justice Department has formed a Reproductive Rights Task Force to “identify ways to protect reproductive healthcare” in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Meanwhile, two different Walgreens customers said pharmacists there refused to sell them birth control. (Daily Mail)

What does “adult failure to thrive” really mean? STAT dives in.

The Biden administration announced that $7 billion in American Rescue Plan funding will go toward strengthening the healthcare workforce, with another $2 billion specifically committed to CDC grants for the public health workforce.

What’s the best way to get your confidence back after a fall? The Washington Post digs in.

Adverse events during certain hospital procedures significantly declined between 2010 and 2019, researchers found. (JAMA)

The brain-eating amoeba recently found in Iowa has been on the increase in Northern states. (NBC News)

Why the world’s first malaria vaccine won’t reach millions of children who need it. (Reuters)

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