- Stinging sea lice have been reported in the water along the beaches of northwest Florida.
- FDA approves first drug derived from marijuana. The drug, used to treat two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, contains cannabidiol, a component of marijuana.
- According to the Cherokee Phoenix, a nurse working at W.W. Hastings Hospital committed a very serious medication error that exposed 186 patients to a host of infectious diseases, including HIV and Hepatitis C. The nurse, who has not been named, used the same syringe and medication vial to inject multiple IV bags between patients.
- Former Vice President Joe Biden praised hospice nurses during an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Visiting Nurse Health System. “Simply put, you do God’s work,” Biden told a crowd of nurses in Atlanta, Ga..
- Police in Tennessee used a stun gun on a hospital nurse who they say refused to comply when medical officials asked him to leave the facility’s emergency room, according to court documents.
- The United Nations has named plastic one of the biggest environmental threats facing the world. For example, as many as 5 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.
- The U.S. Defense Department’s inspector general has opened an investigation into misconduct allegations against White House physician Ronny Jackson.
- Most women diagnosed with early stages of common forms of breast cancer may be able to avoid having to undergo chemotherapy, according to a new study.
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