The NIH is removing the requirement that gene therapy experiments get reviewed and instead will assume an advisory role. The FDA will vet the experiments and products as it does with other usual treatments and drugs. This is only for post natal drugs and not anything that would be passed down for generations.
The FDA has approved another version of the Epipen. Teva's version was recently approved as the first generic rival to Mylon's. The FDA approved both the adult and pediatric versions. The generic version already exists but is sold by the same company as makes the brand mane model.
California continues to want to be the nanny state. The Assembly recently approved a bill to limit restaurants to serving children either water or unflavored milk. However, parents could override the law.
California also continues it stupid anything but Trump approach. It now has passed legislature that denies its citizens their ability to get short term health insurance if that is what they want. Still the nanny state. Top
Chris Jensen Health of Duluth was cited by state investigators after a women died without being given resuscitation attempts. She had a POLST stating she wanted this if she was found without a pulse. One nurse assumed there was a DNR and another knew about the POLST but assumed it was too late. A third nurse was just too upset to do anything. This nursing home has been cited 30 times in the past for violations.
California has fined Mercy General Hospital of Sacramento $75,000 for failing to follow physician orders leading to a patient death. The patient got both Fentanyl and Morphine which led to respiratory depression. He was in for knee surgery. The nurse is being blamed for this as the hospital says she did not notify the physician about the problems of pain and irregular breathing. The pharmacy director admits the fentanyl and morphine should not have been administered together. A failure of the system as well as the nurse. Top
Dr. Carmen Puliafito, the former USC medical school dean, was stripped of his license for illegal drug use and writing a script for a non patient. He is appealing the decision. Top
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