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Abigail Nobel
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Where does Michigan health policy come from?

Other states' actions, pharma and other health industry maneuvering, court decisions, and more.

Citizen/ legislator awareness is the only way to avoid manipulation. Kudos to MedPage Today for monitoring the craziness to provide an overview for the rest of us!

Trader Joe's is recalling more than 61,000 pounds of chicken soup dumplings for possibly containing hard plastic. (AP)

CVS and Walgreens plan to start dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone (Mifeprex) this month, though only in certain states. (CBS News)

A Texas judge temporarily blocked the state from collecting information about children receiving gender-affirming care. (AP)

Also in Texas, a federal appeals court will hear arguments today over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's preventive services mandate, which requires insurers to cover cancer screening and other services free of charge. (The Hill)

New York Times' crossword editor Will Shortz, is recovering from a stroke. (New York Times)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is stepping up its efforts on medical debt. (KFF Health News)

The FDA approved amivantamab (Rybrevant) with chemotherapy as first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer harboring EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations.

Peter Cichuniec, a paramedic involved in the death of Elijah McClain in Colorado, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for criminally negligent homicide. (CBS News)

Oregon lawmakers passed a bipartisan bill recriminalizing drugs. (New York Times)

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) vetoed a bill that would have restricted social media use in minors. (Politico)

West Virginia's Senate passed a bill that would require public schools to show a video on fetal development produced by an anti-abortion advocacy group. (NPR)

After his recent heart transplant, former NBA player and "Survivor" contestant Scot Pollard plans to advocate for organ donation. (AP)

The king of Norway had a pacemaker implanted while on vacation in Malaysia. (AP)

Guinness World Record recognized 57-year-old Bert Janssen as the longest-surviving heart transplant recipient; the Dutchman received the transplant in 1984 for cardiomyopathy. (Reuters)

Howard H. Hiatt, MD, who led Harvard's School of Public Health and championed global health initiatives, died at 98. (Washington Post)

An organization in Colorado finds temporary homes for pets of those seeking drug treatment or experiencing domestic violence. (CBS News)

Sophie Putka joined the enterprise and investigative team at MedPage Today in August of 2021. She’s written stories for the Wall Street Journal, Discover, Business Insider, Inverse, Cannabis Wire, and more. Sophie graduated from CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism Health and Science program, and got her bachelor’s degree from Brown University. She was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards for her COVID-19 video coverage.

Abigail Nobel
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Time for another healthcare headlines update from MedPage Today.

The craziness continues .... 

NOTE: High impact issues for Michigan health policy are bolded (by me).

The FDA settled a lawsuit over its social media posts about ivermectin, agreeing to remove its famous "You are not a horse" post and others that discouraged the antiparasitic's use for COVID-19. (Newsweek)

U.S. measles cases this year are now up to 64, the CDC said, already surpassing last year's total. (New York Times)

A federal appeals court rolled back the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). (Reuters)

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon (R) vetoed an abortion restriction billons  while signing into law a prohibition on gender-affirming care for minors. (NBC News)

California's efforts to help protect indoor workers from heat has stalled amid political pressure. (NPR)

President Biden leveraged the 14-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to remind voters of former President Trump's threats to repeal the law. (The Hill)

Florida is one of 10 states that have not expanded Medicaid under the ACA, but a grassroots effort aims to change that. (NPR)

Pregnancy hastens the body's biological clock, but breastfeeding can reverse many of those effects. (STAT)

From statins to inhalers to insulin, nonadherence is the undoing of many "forever" drugs; will semaglutide (Wegovy) be the exception? (New York Times)

When artificial intelligence makes an error, who shoulders the blame? (Politico)

The FDA announced full approval of mirvetuximab soravtansine (Elahere) for previously treated folate receptor-positive, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

And the agency declined to approve investigational odronextamab for relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced.

A nationwide study from Sweden found that low antibiotic exposure in newborns was not associated with early-onset sepsis or sepsis-related mortality. (JAMA Network Open)

OUCH! Women are posting TikToks of their reactions to intrauterine device (IUD) placements; many are not offered options to control pain. (Washington Post)

A California mother is fighting insurers over a $97,000 air-ambulance ride for her infant son who required cardiac surgery. (KFF Health News)

Chick-fil-A is walking back an earlier promise not to use antibiotics in its chicken, an effort aimed at reducing human antibiotic resistance. (AP)

Famine is now "imminent" in Gaza, according to international experts. (NPR)

Doctors in South Korea are submitting their resignations amid an ongoing strike among residents and interns. (AP)



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