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Gunfire breaks out at a Florida VA hospital; the shooter reportedly was a double amputee Army vet in a wheelchair. (USA Today )
One health-related outtake from Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress: paying hush money to porn stars was OK, but he drew the line at lobbying the president on behalf of Novartis. (Reuters)
Jury sides with a former Novartis exec to the tune of $1.5 million in a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit. (FiercePharma)
Click, Clack, and med ed. (NPR)
Bristol-Myers Squibb hits a pothole on the road to acquiring Celgene. (Reuters)
Novavax said its once-promising RSV vaccine failed to prevent lower-respiratory tract infection in a phase III trial.
Armed attackers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo set fire to an Ebola center and engaged security forces in an extended gunbattle. (Reuters)
Shikha Jain, MD, gives a tip to battle fake medical news in KevinMD: Don’t shut up.
Trump wants to stop the HIV epidemic in the U.S. But new research shows the challenge as progress in cutting transmission rates has stalled. (AP)
What’s more dangerous, a shotgun blast or a bra? Two years ago a woman in Canada spent two weeks in the ICU after what initially appeared to be a minor gunshot wound. Turned out the underwire in her bra almost killed her. (Washington Post)
The Iowa senate bill to make nurses and librarians optional in schools does not seem popular with the public. (KWQC)
Postal Service, you’ve got competition: Michigan nurse snowshoes through a blizzard to a patient’s home. (Becker’s Hospital Review)
A surgeon at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey was caught taking peeping-tom photos of more than two dozen women in hospital bathrooms. (Bridgewater Courier News)
Anti-doping raids at the Nordic skiing world championships in Austria resulted in the arrest of a physician and five athletes. (The Guardian)
A California physician was choked and robbed while entering the hospital to go to work. (SFGate)
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