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The FDA approved injectable daaxibotulinumtoxinA-lanm (Daxxify) — the first and only peptide-formulated neuromodulator — for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines in adults, Revance Therapeutics announced.
Michigan’s November ballot will now include a proposal to add abortion rights to the state’s constitution. (Washington Post)
Senators in South Carolina rejected a proposal for an almost total ban on abortions. (AP)
The NIH announced a new clinical trial to assess different strategies to administer Jynneos, the monkeypox vaccine, to bolster the number of available doses.
And in related news, monkeypox vaccine eligibility might open up soon to include men with HIV or other STDs. (ABC News)
After doctors placed her under medical supervision, Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96. (BBC)
Masks are now optional on New York City subways and buses. (NPR)
One Texas woman had to wait 3 days for her pregnancy loss treatment after her fetus developed a large cystic hygroma, delayed by the state’s new abortions laws. (Houston Chronicle)
The FDA alerted health care providers about possible clip lock malfunctions with Abbott’s MitraClip clip delivery systems.
After backup generators failed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, parts of the South Bay hospital went without power for nearly 4 hours. (ABC7 News)
Although opioid prescribing is down, overdose deaths due to illicitly manufactured fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine continue to rise, according to the American Medical Association’s 2022 Overdose Epidemic Report.
Satisfaction surveys often miss the mark on asking patients of color if they received culturally competent care. (NPR)
Pregnant women with mental health issues, substance use disorder, or who are victims of intimate partner violence were more likely to die by suicide or homicide. (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Gov. Jay Inslee (D) announced Washington’s COVID-19 state of emergency will officially end Oct. 31. (Seattle Times)
The World Health Organization announced it is launching a $1.5 billion campaign to eradicate outbreaks of bacterial meningitis across Africa by 2030. (AP)
The only burn center in Mississippi plans to shutter its doors in October, with patients thereafter to be redirected to neighboring states. (Clarion Ledger)
Portland residents with disabilities sued the city over impassable sidewalks blocked by homeless encampments. (Fox News)