During a 2006 biopsy of a worrisome growth on his thyroid gland, while a needle was still lodged in his neck, Arizona veterinarian Brett Cordes was surprised by a question from his endocrinologist. The doctor, Cordes said, “asked me if I handled chemotherapy and hazardous drugs” at work, and he acknowledged that he did. For Cordes, who eventually was found to have a … [Read more...] about With Rise in Chemotherapy for Pets, Higher Risks for Veterinary Staff
(CNN) — At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported. The CDC says nine people in Massachusetts … [Read more...] about Drug-Resistant Salmonella From Chicken Sickens Dozens, Including 9 In Mass.
U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are being investigated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Similar waves of … [Read more...] about Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States
Officials in Miami are hoping police officers will be able to steer opioid addicts into to treatment rather than jail. A plan announced Monday will offer addicts an opportunity to go into rehabilitation. The Miami Herald reports Miami police will use $1.6 million in federal grants to develop a pre-arrest diversion program where people with small amounts of opioids can enter a … [Read more...] about Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail
The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials, and they'll start doing that next spring. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar unveiled a … [Read more...] about ‘Patients Deserve to Know’: US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads