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Merrick Garland’s Surgery; Neuralink’s Human Brain Chip; Novel Drug Cuts Pain

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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is set to undergo back surgery this weekend. (Politico)

King Charles III was released from the hospital following a prostate procedure. (ABC News)

The FDA issued draft guidance on collecting and reporting race and ethnicity data in clinical trials and studies for medical products.

Shortages affecting access to glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist products have increased the potential for fakes, the WHO warned.

A highly lethal form of bird flu, H5N1, was detected in Antarctic penguins for the first time. (New York Times)

In a clinical trial, Elon Musk’s Neuralink implanted its brain-computer interface in a human for the first time. (Reuters)

With activists already at work, former President Donald Trump may have an anti-abortion plan waiting for him should he return to the White House. (Politico)

Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear arguments on March 26 in a case that could limit the availability of the abortion pill mifepristone. And the Pennsylvania Supreme Court cleared the way for a challenge to a ban on Medicaid abortion coverage. (The Hill)

The search is on for the nation’s primary care providers. (KFF Health News)

Phase III data for the novel drug VX-548, a selective NaV1.8 inhibitor, showed positive results in treating moderate-to-severe acute pain, Vertex Pharmaceuticals said.

In Philadelphia, the public health department is warning that several people may have been exposed to hepatitis A at a local grocery store. (ABC News)

Among high-schoolers, alcohol, cannabis, and nicotine use each showed dose-dependent associations with worse psychiatric symptoms, researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics.

This man would rather live on the street than take antipsychotic medication. (New York Times)

In the ketamine economy, new mental health clinics are a “wild west.” (NPR)

Here’s a look at whether consuming edibles may be safer than smoking cannabis. (New York Times)

Steep price cuts from the federal government may be looming for the pharmaceutical industry. (Reuters)

Here’s why the U.K. plans to ban disposable vapes. (Time)

Gerald McGinnis, who founded the company Respironics that created the first CPAP machine, died at age 89. (Tribune-Review)

  • Jennifer Henderson joined MedPage Today as an enterprise and investigative writer in Jan. 2021. She has covered the healthcare industry in NYC, life sciences and the business of law, among other areas.

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