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State's latest flu victim is little girl from Lowell – Lowell Sun

State's latest flu victim is little girl from Lowell - Lowell Sun

Puthiraksmey “Raksmey” Sopheak. (FAMILY COURTESY PHOTO) Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. LOWELL — A 4-year-old Lowell girl is the suspected victim of the second flu-associated pediatric death in Middlesex County this season, and the third in the state. McDonough Funeral Home confirmed Wednesday morning that Puthiraksmey “Raksmey” Sopheak, who […]

3rd child flu death reported in Massachusetts – Boston.com

3rd child flu death reported in Massachusetts - Boston.com

BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials in Massachusetts have confirmed a third pediatric flu death in the state this season. The state Public Health Department confirmed Tuesday that the latest child to die of the flu was a girl from Middlesex County. Her age and her hometown were not disclosed. Authorities previously confirmed that a […]

FDA, drug companies, doctors mishandled use of powerful fentanyl painkiller – The Washington Post

FDA, drug companies, doctors mishandled use of powerful fentanyl painkiller - The Washington Post

The Food and Drug Administration, drug companies and doctors mishandled distribution of a powerful fentanyl painkiller, allowing widespread prescribing to ineligible patients despite special measures designed to safeguard its use, according to a report released Tuesday. The unusual paper in the medical journal JAMA relies on nearly 5,000 pages of documents that researchers obtained from […]

Flu season peaks with widespread cases in US but falls short of last season's intensity – AccuWeather.com

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Flu season peaks with widespread cases in US but falls short of last season’s intensity  AccuWeather.com Exciting Study Shows Some Immune Cells Can Fight Every Known Flu Virus  ScienceAlert Health officials confirm Massachusetts’ third pediatric flu death of season  WCVB Boston Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight  Medical News Today ‘Killer’ cells […]

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