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Houston hospital halts liver and kidney transplants as it investigates ‘inappropriate changes’ to patient records

By Brenda Goodman, CNN (CNN) — A Houston hospital has temporarily stopped liver and kidney transplants after it says it learned one of its physicians altered patient records in a government database, which may have prevented them from getting new organs. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston confirmed that it is investigating “inappropriate changes” to liver

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Drug shortages reach record high in US

By Deidre McPhillips, CNN (CNN) — There are more active drug shortages in the United States than ever, according to data from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the University of Utah Drug Information Service. The organizations first started tracking drug shortages in 2001. Active shortages previously peaked in 2014, with 320 drugs in active

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Counterfeit Botox injections linked to illness, hospitalization in two states

By Deidre McPhillips, CNN (CNN) — People in at least two states have been hospitalized with botulism-like illness after receiving cosmetic injections – commonly known as “botox” – that were administered in non-medical settings. “Cosmetic injections should be an FDA-approved product, administered by licensed providers and in licensed settings,” the US Centers for Disease Control

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Biden administration sets first national standard to limit ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) — The Biden administration finalized the first national standard to limit dangerous “forever chemicals” found in nearly half of the drinking water in the United States. Some environmentalists called the new rule a “huge breakthrough” and “historic” change that can help protect human health. The new standard is legally enforceable

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