Convicted Doc Found Dead; First Lady Has COVID; Cleaning Solution in Top Juice Drink

Convicted Doc Found Dead; First Lady Has COVID; Cleaning Solution in Top Juice Drink

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Ricardo Cruciani, MD, a neurologist who was convicted last month of sexually abusing his patients, was found dead in a New York City jail of an apparent suicide. (AP)

Drugmakers are launching new drugs at record-high prices, according to a Reuters analysis.

A French pharma executive admitted that he lied to the FDA in order to attempt to steal a Novartis weight loss drug. (Endpoints News)

The first suspected case of human-to-pet transmission of monkeypox was detailed in The Lancet.

In an effort to help combat the monkeypox outbreak, HHS will make up to 442,000 more doses of the Jynneos vaccine available for states and jurisdictions.


First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, with “mild symptoms,” the White House announced. (AP)


As of Tuesday at 8:00 am EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID toll reached 93,026,756 cases and 1,037,462 deaths, increases of 307,057 and 1,137, respectively, from this time Monday.

Novavax is asking the FDA to authorize its COVID vaccine as a booster for adults.

Many American Women want their tubes tied following the Dobbs decision. But it isn’t easy. (Washington Post)

And though pregnancy tests are routine before many surgical procedures, Dobbs has raised the stakes of a positive result in states that now outlaw abortion. (STAT)

How Google Maps misleads patients seeking abortion services. (Bloomberg)

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla, PhD, has tested positive for COVID and is experiencing “very mild symptoms.” (USA Today)

Thousands of mental health workers began a strike at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California. (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Instead of quitting, some employees suffering from pandemic burnout say they’ve just stopped working as hard. (USA Today)

Preceptis Medical said its Hummingbird tympanostomy tube system has now gained FDA clearance for office-based pediatric ear tube procedures in all kids 6 months and older.

Kraft Heinz is recalling more than 5,000 cases of its wild cherry Capri Sun juice packs due to contamination with a cleaning solution.

A nonprofit aimed at wiping out medical debt has already done so to the tune of $6.7 billion. And it says it’s just getting started. (NPR)

After firing an employee who suffered from cancer, a Pennsylvania company must pay $184,000, according to a settlement reached with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (USA Today)

A federal jury convicted an Ohio doctor for unlawfully distributing opioids from his Martin’s Ferry pain management clinic, the Department of Justice announced.

Scotland is now the first country to make tampons and other menstrual products available for free in public spaces. The move is meant to end “period poverty.” (Washington Post)

  • Jennifer Henderson joined MedPage Today as an enterprise and investigative writer in Jan. 2021. She has covered the healthcare industry in NYC, life sciences and the business of law, among other areas.

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