Mystery Pneumonia in Argentina; Nurses Ready to Strike; Annual COVID Boosters?

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Three deaths and another six infections stemming from a “pneumonia of unknown origin” have been reported in Argentina. (New York Post)

The FDA announced a class I recall — the most serious type — of the CereLink intracranial pressure monitor for potentially displaying incorrect values and out-of-range pressure readings.

Nurses at UW Health in Wisconsin are expected to give hospital officials today their legal 10-day notice for their strike planned on the 13th to 16th. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

A federal judge ruled that overcrowded psychiatric Oregon State Hospital must cap stays for defendants charged with a crime to create space for criminal defendants who need mental health treatment but are housed in jails. (Washington Post)

An all-trimester abortion care clinic is slated to open up in Maryland. (NPR)

Will the COVID-19 booster soon become a yearly routine like getting a flu shot? The Biden Administration hopes so. (AP)

The FDA approved omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate for oral suspension (Konvomep) for treating active benign gastric ulcers and to reduce the risk for upper gastrointestinal bleeding in critically ill patients, Azurity Pharmaceuticals announced.

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is keeping her guilty verdict of four felony counts of fraud and conspiracy after a federal judge declined to overturn the ruling. (Politico)

A judge ruled in favor of Illumina, Inc. after the Federal Trade Commission tried blocking the company’s $7.1 billion proposal to acquire the cancer detection test maker Grail. (Wall Street Journal)

The former owner of a South Florida drug manufacturing company was sentenced to 37 months in prison after lying to the FDA and allowing contaminated products to go to pediatric hospitals, the Department of Justice said.

The Justice Department also reported that two Medicaid recipients in Mississippi who own a $1.3 million house agreed to pay $130,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly falsified income to create eligibility for benefits for their dependents.

A new survey found 60% of Texas voters support abortion access in either all or at least most cases. (NPR)

Researchers found that inhibiting a key metabolic enzyme selectively killed melanoma cells and ceased tumor growth, possibly leading to a new class of treatments. (Nature Cell Biology)

Wellstar Health System announced it will shutter the doors of the 460-bed Atlanta Medical Center by November 1. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

A federal prosecutor requested a man charged with killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 be forcibly medicated with anti-psychotic treatment so he can stand trial. (Colorado Sun)

Two U.S. veterans filed a lawsuit against 3M to block the planned spinoff of its healthcare business, which they called an attempt to avoid paying veterans for hearing damage caused by the company’s military-issue earplugs. (Reuters)

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    Kristen Monaco is a staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and nephrology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company since 2015.

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