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We Can Prevent Overdose Deaths if We Change How We Think About Them

I’ve been living in recovery from opioid use disorder for eight and a half years, and this might be a weird thing to say about addiction, but I feel lucky—like I dodged a bullet. I was addicted to opioids in Florida throughout the early 2000s, during the heyday of pill mills that flooded the streets with powerful pharmaceuticals like OxyContin. I say I’m lucky because this was just before the drug supply turned into a toxic sludge of potent fentanyl analogues, mysterious tranquilizers, and deadly counterfeit pills. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I were using today. The chances of my survival in these dire conditions would be slim to none. (

Pfizer's New RSV Vaccine to Protect Infants Just Received FDA Approval

Pfizer’s new RSV vaccine for infants, Abrysvo, just received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) triggers up to 80,000 pediatric hospitalizations and 300 pediatric deaths annually in the United States. While most infants who contract RSV develop mild respiratory symptoms—like congestion, cough, and fatigue—and recover smoothly, some experience difficulty breathing or develop further complications like pneumonia. (

UC Davis Health expert talks COVID summer surge

New York Endorses Campaign to Vaccinate Kids as Young as 9 Against HPV

In its endorsement of the “Start at Age 9” campaign, the New York State Department of Health called the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine “the best protection against preventable cancers caused by HPV infection.” But experts told The Defender there’s no evidence the vaccine prevents cancer — but plenty of evidence it causes injuries.

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) this month joined California and Kentucky in endorsing a campaign to vaccinate children as young as 9 against human papillomavirus (HPV).

In its endorsement of the “Start at Age 9” campaign, the NYSDOH said, “Getting the HPV vaccine series is the best protection against preventable cancers caused by HPV infection.”

The “Start at Age 9” campaign is an initiative of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, a coalition of about 70 health organizations, hospitals and universities led by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (


As malaria cases tick up in Florida, a doctor treating patients describes their symptoms.

Two more locally acquired malaria infections have been reported in Florida, bringing the state’s total to six. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health alert on June 26 asking hospitals to be on the lookout for patients with malaria symptoms and prepare to rapidly diagnose them and start administering antimalarial drugs within 24 hours.  (

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