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No causal connection exists between GLP-1 agonists such as semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy) and thyroid cancer, a safety panel for the European Medicines Agency concluded. (Reuters)
The FDA warned the public to stop using more than two dozen over-the-counter eye drops due to bacterial contamination risks. (NPR)
The agency also expanded the label for faricimab (Vabysmo) to include an indication for retinal vein occlusion, drugmaker Genentech announced.
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to tighten regulations around lead in drinking water. (AP)
The family of Robert Card, the alleged Maine shooter, said his mental health had deteriorated rapidly. (NBC News)
And Card shared his mental health issues while trying to purchase a silencer in August, a gun shop owner told the New York Times.
In response to the shootings, new House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said “the problem is the human heart, not guns.” (Axios)
Some pharmacy staff at Walgreens and other drugstore chains are expected to walkout over working conditions this week. (CNBC)
Michigan doctor Emad Shehada, MD, reportedly lost 20 family members following the air strikes in Gaza. (Detroit Free Press)
Intermittent fasting can also help patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight and better control their glucose levels. (JAMA Network Open)
Federal coverage of drugs for COVID-19 ends this week. (Axios)
Could a paramyxovirus cause the next pandemic? (The Atlantic)
AI already plays a role in many doctors’ offices, but rules governing its use have yet to be written and federal legislation may be months away. (Politico)
“Friends” star Matthew Perry, 54, was found dead at his home; the cause of death is not clear. (BBC News)
More mental health care professionals are coming to Medicare. (Washington Post)
Maricopa County, Arizona recorded 469 heat-related deaths this summer — a record for the region. (NBC News)
Meanwhile, a study in Circulation predicts that U.S. cardiovascular deaths associated with heat will double by mid-century.
The City University of New York has temporarily halted a probe into the alleged misconduct of neuroscientist Hoau-Yan Wang, PhD, citing concerns about the integrity of the investigation. (New York Times)
In a policy update, the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging pediatricians to help prevent expulsions from preschool.
A baby weighing close to 15 lb at birth in Ontario just set a hospital record. (Today)