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Weekly review: Inside FDA's plan to eliminate almost all nicotine in cigarettes


FDA's plan to eliminate almost all nicotine in cigarettes, whether getting infected by one omicron subvariant can protect you from another, and more.

If you got one omicron subvariant, are you protected against others? (Tuesday, June 21)

Although prior infection and vaccination offer similar levels of protection against the omicron subvariants BA.1 and BA.2, infectious disease experts say when it comes to newer omicron variants, such as BA.4 and BA.5, natural immunity is likely less protective against infection.

Inside FDA's plan to eliminate almost all nicotine in cigarettes (Wednesday, June 22)

FDA on Tuesday announced a plan to require tobacco companies to eliminate almost all nicotine from their cigarettes, a move that experts say could have a significant impact on public health and smoking rates.

The 'death spiral' forcing Black physicians out of their residency programs (Thursday, June 23)

Black medical residents are leaving or being terminated from training programs at substantially higher rates than white residents—a problem that has persisted despite efforts from medical schools and other organizations to increase the diversity in their programs, Usha Lee McFarling writes for STAT News.

SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade (Friday, June 24)

The Supreme Court on Friday voted 6-3 to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion and leaving the legality of abortion up to individual states. Advisory Board's Joel Whitaker breaks down what health care providers should think about moving forward.

 

 

 


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