Bomb Threat Suspect Nabbed; That’s Not a Carrot; DEA Investigates Telehealth Company

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The FBI arrested a Massachusetts woman in connection with a bomb threat against Boston Children’s Hospital. (NBC News)

Health officials sound the alarm about overuse of tecovirimat (Tpoxx) leading to monkeypox resistance. (AP)

Is the fact that drug company fees fund about 75% of the FDA drug division’s budget a reason for concern? (New York Times)

With regard to national abortion initiatives, Republicans and Democrats alike take heed: The Constitution does not allow Congress to “enforce a constitutional right by changing what the right is,” a legal scholar writes. (Washington Post)

U.S. health experts warn that the upcoming flu season could be especially severe as more people with inadequate immunity begin to mix and mingle. (The Hill)

“I wish I were that interesting.” Top Biden administration advisor on monkeypox Demetre Daskalakis, MD, on caricatures of his persona. (Politico)

That’s not a carrot emoji, it’s an anti-vaccine message. (BBC)

Texas health officials will not release recent maternal mortality data — last updated almost a decade ago — until after mid-term elections and probably not until after the 2023 state legislature session ends next summer. (Houston Chronicle)

Having previously had his medical license suspended, Dallas anesthesiologist Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr., MD, now faces federal criminal charges for allegedly injecting an anesthetic into IV bags at a surgery center, leading to the death of another doctor and several cardiac emergencies. (CNN)

Pennsylvania’s Democratic candidate for the Senate John Fetterman said any lingering effects of a stroke have not kept him from running a “perfectly normal campaign.” (New York Times)

Supply-chain issues continue to slow General Electric’s delivery system, including many types of healthcare products. (Reuters)

The Mississippi health department announced an end to the water boiling notice for residents of Jackson, whose water supply was contaminated after the main pumping station failed last month under the pressure of flooding. (ABC News)

The FDA announced that Baxter Healthcare initiated a class 1 recall (risk of serious injury or death) of the Clearlink Basic Solution Set with Duovent following complaints about leaks in the system, which is used to administer drugs and solutions.

The first halal vaccine, for Muslim majority nations, will be introduced in Indonesia in the near future according to Houston immunologist Peter Hotez, MD. (Houston Chronicle)

The COVID pandemic exacerbated systemic issues that have driven physician burnout for years. (Mayo Clinic Proceedings)

The DEA is investigating ADHD telehealth provider Done Global, focusing on the potentially illicit use of legal drugs. (Wall Street Journal)

Medicare “vastly underserves” the estimated 1.1 million older Americans with opioid use disorder. (STAT, HHS Office of Inspector General)

Potential long-term benefits of the new COVID boosters have thus far attracted relatively little attention. (New York Times)

How to recognize “thinking traps” and avoid falling into them. (NPR)

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    Charles Bankhead is senior editor for oncology and also covers urology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. He joined MedPage Today in 2007. Follow

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