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Eye Drops Recalled after U.S. Drug-resistant Bacteria Outbreak

Eye Drops Recalled after U.S. Drug-resistant Bacteria Outbreak

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Feb 3, 2023

U.S. health officials said Thursday a company is recalling its over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections.

Mpox Public Health Emergency Declared Over

Mpox Public Health Emergency Declared Over

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 2, 2023

The public health emergency around mpox — a highly contagious affliction similar to chickenpox — has been declared over, but its effects may be felt for some time to come.

Tennessee Advances Legislation to Ban Trans Youth Care

Tennessee Advances Legislation to Ban Trans Youth Care

HEALTH | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 2, 2023

Tennessee's Republican-dominant Legislature on Tuesday advanced a handful of proposals that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth and severely limit where drag shows can take place.

Finland Ends Infertility Requirement for Transgender People

Finland Ends Infertility Requirement for Transgender People

HEALTH | Feb 2, 2023

Lawmakers in Finland approved amendments Wednesday that will make it substantially easier for people to change their legally recognized gender in the Nordic country.

Tenn. GOP Lawmakers Block Questions on Cuts to HIV Funding

Tenn. GOP Lawmakers Block Questions on Cuts to HIV Funding

HIV/AIDS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 2, 2023

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Wednesday continued to block Democratic lawmakers from questioning the newly appointed health czar's contentious decision to forgo nearly $9 million in federal funding designed to prevent and treat HIV.

FTC Fines GoodRx for Unauthorized Sharing of Health Data

FTC Fines GoodRx for Unauthorized Sharing of Health Data

HEALTH | By Frank Bajak | Feb 2, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission has imposed a $1.5 million penalty on telehealth and prescription drug discount provider GoodRx Holdings Inc. for sharing users' personal health data.

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