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Respectful maternity care; health around the world; phony antiobesity medications – Morning Medical Update


The top news stories in primary care today.

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Maternal and infant health

“Respectful maternity care” sounds like it should be fundamental to medicine. But what exactly is it? Physicians have created frameworks for it, but definitions vary. A new report by the American College of Physicians and the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality examines the literature and drafts a definition and approach to care “through a rights- and reproductive justice-based framework.”

American efforts for health abroad

“Investing in global health security today to avert the next global pandemic could save trillions of dollars and millions of lives,” said President Joe Biden’s official statement about a new report that details how the United States is investing in health around the world. For fiscal year 2022, there were 25 partner countries, including war-torn Ukraine.

Phony meds could put patients at risk

The antiobesity drug Ozempic (semaglutide) has prompted a flurry of attention for potential health effects. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning physicians, pharmacists and patients to watch out for counterfeit versions because little is known about the bogus product’s identity, quality or safety.

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