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Opill, the first over-the-counter birth control pill, will be on shelves soon − here are some key things to know

The Food and Drug Administration’s 2023 approval of the first over-the-counter birth control pill, called Opill, broadened the options for people seeking to prevent pregnancy. On March 4, 2024, the pill’s manufacturer, Perrigo Company, announced that it has started shipping Opill and that consumers can expect to see it on shelves by the end of the month.

When It Comes to Ketamine, Meta’s Posting Policy Is No Party to Decipher

Whether on Facebook or Instagram, patients and clinics alike are giddy about the possibilities of ketamine. But it is a drug that can be abused and can be deadly. Thus, ketamine is the latest challenge for Meta, the social media platforms’ parent company, which for years has struggled to moderate posts and ads touting health-related products like weight loss supplements and dodgy covid-19 cures.

Expert tips to prevent cavities for Children’s Dental Health Month

Dr. Sam Mansour, a dentist in Erie, Pennsylvania chair for National Children’s Dental Health Month and one of the few general dentists in Erie who works with special-needs patients along with treating underprivileged children, said tooth decay prevention is critical for kids, noting the American Dental Association has long advocated adding fluoride to drinking water.

How Fringe Anti-Science Views Infiltrated Mainstream Politics — And What It Means in 2024

Growing vaccine hesitancy is just a small part of a broader rejection of scientific expertise that could have consequences ranging from disease outbreaks to reduced funding for research that leads to new treatments. “The term ‘infodemic’ implies random junk, but that’s wrong,” said Peter Hotez, a vaccine researcher at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. “This is an organized political movement, and the health and science sectors don’t know what to do.”