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Cause of NFL Player Collapse; Price Hike for 350 Drugs; Shrooms Available in Oregon

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An NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals was postponed Monday night after Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field. Hamlin is in critical condition. (CNN)

Australia and Canada imposed COVID restrictions on travelers from China that will take effect this week, requiring them to test negative for the virus before boarding a flight. Other countries, including the U.S., have set similar guidelines. (AP)

Italy has not detected any new COVID variants among Chinese visitors who have tested positive, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni confirmed. (Politico)

A top Chinese health official warned of COVID outbreaks to more vulnerable rural areas ahead of the Lunar New Year. (Wall Street Journal)

The E.U. offered free vaccines to China to quell the COVID outbreak. (Financial Times)

How deadly will China’s COVID surge be? (Washington Post)

Pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol Meyers Squibb, AstraZeneca, and Sanofi plan to raise prices on more than 350 unique drugs early this month. (Reuters)

Antiviral treatments, once considered a game-changer for patients at risk of contracting serious COVID-19, are ineffective against Omicron. But government funds to develop new treatments have largely dried up. (Politico)

Los Angeles County health officials are urging workers and students to wear masks in indoor spaces for at least 10 days upon returning to work and school to avoid COVID outbreaks. (Los Angeles Times)

One in three instances in which corrections officers used force on inmates — including pepper spray or stun guns — involves an incarcerated person with mental illness, according to an investigation of Pennsylvania county jails. (NPR)

On the first day of January, Oregon became the first state to allow adult use of psilocybin, or “magic” mushrooms. Consumption is only permitted at licensed service centers. (New York Times)

“Buy now, pay later” financing platforms are creeping into the healthcare industry. (STAT)

In New York City, 12,000 nurses from local hospitals including Mount Sinai, Montefiore, and Maimonides plan to strike this week. NewYork-Presbyterian reached a deal with its 4,000 nurses who planned to join the walkout. (abc7 New York)

Staying hydrated was linked to lower risks of fast aging, chronic diseases, and early death, according to a cohort study in eBioMedicine.

The FDA approved anacaulase-bcdb (NexoBrid), a non-surgical alternative to remove eschar in patients who suffered severe burn injuries, manufacturer Mediwound announced.

A doctor saved a Marine’s life in Vietnam. More than 50 years later, a photo reunited them. (Washington Post)

Tennis star Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer. (CNN)

Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist and television personality, died on Friday. She was 93. (NBC News)

  • Amanda D’Ambrosio is a reporter on MedPage Today‚Äôs enterprise & investigative team. She covers obstetrics-gynecology and other clinical news, and writes features about the U.S. healthcare system. Follow

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