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Well-meaning international aid efforts to bring the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ebola outbreak under control may actually be making things worse, writes a Doctors Without Borders physician. (New England Journal of Medicine)
And his bosses backed him up. (Reuters)
Some kind of “coughing sickness” broke out on a Virgin Atlantic charter flight from Barbados to London, causing all passengers (who reportedly had just come off a cruise ship) to be quarantined and screened upon landing. (USA Today)
Investors, at least, thought pharma had a friend in outgoing FDA chief Scott Gottlieb: CNBC reported that a major biotech stock fund fell 2% after news of his resignation broke.
Each dose of Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved depression treatment esketamine (Spravato) will list for $590 per 56 mg and $885 per 84 mg — meaning sticker prices for a full treatment course will be $4,720 to $6,785. (Reuters)
ABC News details a Texas love triangle, involving a pathologist and a plastic surgeon, that ended in murder.
Everyone believes walking is good for seniors, but if it’s walking with dogs, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania would like a word with you. (JAMA Surgery)
Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek reportedly has stage 4 pancreatic cancer — and sorry, Alex, for not phrasing it as a question. (TMZ)
Nurse midwives are fighting for equal Medicaid reimbursement in Connecticut, where they’re paid 90 cents for every dollar that ob/gyns get for the same service. (WNPR)
Scientists make CRISPR gene editing 10 times more efficient. (Science Advances)
New York City airports now have private nursing pods for traveling mothers. These rooms require a phone app to unlock. (Gothamist)
Why are so many physicians retiring early? Valerie A. Jones, MD, explains at KevinMD.
Australians are taking to Facebook to fight anti-vaxxers. (ABC News Australia)
A 2-year-old reportedly managed to inhale six pieces of popcorn while watching a movie. (Fox News)
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