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Another person has died from „vaping illness,” Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced — bringing the national total to nine.
In Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker imposed a 4-month ban on sales of all vaping products. (Boston Globe)
And Juul Labs announced a shakeup: the e-cigarette leader said it’s suspending all advertising and lobbying activities, and CEO Kevin Burns resigned.
The FDA approved Jynneos, the first live, non-replicating vaccine for smallpox and monkeypox.
Also, the agency announced an expanded recall of Sandoz’s generic ranitidine because of nitrosamine contamination.
The Arthritis Foundation released guidelines for patients who want to use cannabidiol products to relieve joint pain — the first CBD guidelines from a major patient advocacy group. (CBS News)
The Justice Department charged 11 more doctors with running „pill mills” that distributed more than 17 million pills. (CNN)
Several Chicago-area couples are suing three hospitals and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services after their newborn children were temporarily removed from their custody — or removal was threatened — when the couples refused to let their infants receive the vitamin K injection. (Chicago Tribune)
Another Massachusetts resident died from Eastern equine encephalitis, the third such death in the state this year. (Boston.com)
CMS said average Medicare Advantage premiums next year will be 14% lower than in 2019.
A New Hampshire woman is considering a third face transplant now that her body is rejecting her second one. (The Washington Post)
Elsewhere, another woman suffered takotsubo cardiomyopathy after mistaking wasabi for mashed avocado at a wedding reception. (New York Post)
In an Aug. 23 memo to the FDA, just made public Tuesday, officials now running Novartis’s AveXis unit doubled down in blaming the company’s founders, the Kaspar brothers, for manipulating safety data concerning the gene therapy Zolgensma, saying they „altered or instructed others to alter” the data. The Kaspars have denied wrongdoing.
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