‘It allowed her to feel at ease’: Fear that dying patients could face greater suffering due to drug shortages

Jodi Adams said her daughter Cosette was able to die painlessly after receiving the drug.

Doctors fear dying patients could face more pain and suffering due to an anticipated shortage of a type of morphine. A drug called Order, a liquid form of the opioid used to treat severe pain, is expected to be stopped in Australia. It is given to people dying of cancer and suffering from other life-limiting … Read more

NHS doctors told to stop giving Ozempic to some diabetics due to private demand for weight loss

Ozempic shortage to last until 2024 as drugmaker urges weight-loss supplies cap

NHS doctors have been told not to re-prescribe Ozempic to diabetic patients due to its growing demand to treat weight loss in private clinics, I can reveal. Ozempic, a brand name for the drug semaglutide, was introduced in the UK four years ago to help type 2 diabetics manage their blood glucose levels. The drug … Read more

Hospital insurance contract in doubt due to possible conflict of interest | Benito Link

Hospital insurance contract in doubt due to possible conflict of interest |  Benito Link

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include comments from Shelton Insurance owner Andrew Shelton. The San Benito Health District Board meeting on June 22 The meeting was a chaotic confrontation involving members of the public, board members and nurses from Hazel Hawkins Hospital. Nine community members, along with nurses and doctors, were often … Read more

New Jersey hospitals expand LGBTQ+ healthcare due to hormone concern

"We wanted to try and bring everything into one program so that patients could have a more holistic experience," said Dr. Christopher Awwad, medical director of the LGBTQ+ health and wellness center at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus.

When Dr. Chris Awwad became the medical director of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s Center for LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness this year, he not only took the helm of a thriving medical practice at New Jersey’s largest hospital, but he realized that he may have to fill the role of a public advocate if necessary. … Read more