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What happened to this unvaccinated 6-year-old? Hint: something a lot worse than measles spots. (STAT)
And then there’s this adult man, who says his parents were persuaded by anti-vaxxers. (CNN)
Meanwhile, Madagascar can’t get enough vaccines into the country to quell a measles outbreak that has killed hundreds since October. (Reuters)
Facebook promised to “tackle vaccine misinformation” posted on its site, and will instead promote “authoritative information.” (Gizmodo)
USDA and FDA agreed on how they’ll divide regulatory responsibilities for a new type of “Frankenfood” — lab-made food products derived from cultured poultry and livestock cells.
In light of Alex Trebek’s diagnosis, NBC News breaks down the problems with detecting pancreatic cancer, and some hope for earlier diagnosis.
Finland’s center-right prime minister and cabinet resigned after they were unable to enact a healthcare reform package that had been among their chief policy goals. (BBC)
Juul may be courting new trouble with the FDA — it’s trying to persuade employers and insurance companies that its e-cigarette is an anti-smoking aid. (CNBC)
Self-awareness goes a long way to help with patient interaction, one expert urges. (KevinMD)
Mosquito habitats are expanding, and mosquito-borne illnesses, like Zika, dengue and yellow fever, may follow suit. (Vox)
Were you hoping the FDA would back off on adding the four-letter nonsense word to biologic generic names? Too bad — it’s here to stay, according to a new guidance, although the agency said it won’t apply the rule to already licensed products.
Imprisoned “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli is supposedly running his company from his New Jersey prison cell. (FiercePharma)
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