Wednesday's health stories


Jacob Knutson
May 11, 2022 - Health

U.S. surpassed 100,000 overdose deaths in 2021

A bag of prescription drugs being poured into a box at a drug reclamation event organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration in Los Angeles in 2021.
A bag of prescription drugs being poured into a box at a drug reclamation event organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration in Los Angeles in 2021. Photo: Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images
Tina Reed
May 11, 2022 - Health

Staffing shortages slam hospitals

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios
Asher Price
May 11, 2022 - Health

The future of large events and COVID

Illustration of a lanyard badge with requirement checkboxes changing.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Fast-track drug approval process marked for limited changes

Illustration of a stopwatch made from a large round prescription pill
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Guggenheim becomes latest museum to drop Sackler name

Photo of people milling about several floors of art galleries
Museum-goers look at paintings on Dec. 12, 2021, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Photo: Robert Nickelsberg via Getty Images
Herb Scribner
May 10, 2022 - Health

FDA says it is "doing everything in our power" to improve baby formula supply

An empty baby formula display.
An empty baby formula display. Photo: Paul Hennessy via Getty Images

Poll: Over half of young women say they would get an abortion even if it were illegal

Ivana Saric
May 10, 2022 - Health

Firearm homicides hit highest level since 1994

Police officer at a crime scene
Photo: Dylan Bouscher/MediaNews Group/East Bay Times via Getty Images
Ivana Saric
May 10, 2022 - World

WHO chief: China's zero-COVID strategy not "sustainable"

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photo: Andreas Arnold/picture alliance via Getty Images

Millions could lose coverage when COVID public health emergency ends

Illustration of a person looking over the edge of a large cliff chasm shaped like a medical cross
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Caitlin Owens
May 10, 2022 - Health
Axios Explains: Abortion

Overturning Roe creates a tempest for reproductive health

Illustration of a row of standing gavels set up and toppling like dominoes
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios