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While some states are tightening up vaccine exemptions, others are considering bills to loosen them. (Politico)
More than 56,000 children in Texas have nonmedical exemptions from vaccination requirements, as compared with 10,000 a decade ago. (CBS News)
The head of England’s National Health Service warned that “vaccination deniers” are using social media to spread “fake news” and win support for their views. (CNN)
An Ohio teenager who defied his mother to get vaccinated will testify at a Senate hearing on immunization. (USA Today)
Reminder: today’s the so-called PDUFA date for Janssen’s highly anticipated, fast-acting depression treatment esketamine, to be sold as Spravato if approved.
Eli Lilly, at least, is smarting from criticism of high drug prices — it’s now introducing a quasi-generic version of its own insulin lispro (Humalog) at half price. (Reuters)
How an amputation helped a young swimmer stop a cycle of pain and opioids. (New York Times)
Those aren’t microbes — they’re tiny cannabinoid factories. (The Verge)
“What physicians can learn from anthropologists,” write two KevinMD bloggers.
Louisiana’s proposed “Netflix-style” subscription plan to buy hepatitis C drugs for Medicaid patients piqued the interest of drug companies and other states’ health officials. (ABC News)
People without diabetes had a “day in the life of” experience, wearing a continuous glucose monitor for a day during a conference sponsored by Livongo, a health and wellness service provider for corporations. (CNBC)
Georgia parents were “blindsided” by the news that their 2-year-old daughter had a rare form of ovarian cancer. (Fox News)
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