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Health Care, Industry

Health Insurance Options for Veterans

November 17, 2022

Via: Government Executive

As we continue to celebrate National Veterans and Military Families Month, I remember a quote by President Obama: “It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they […]


Health Care, Industry

Regeneron turns to IT to accelerate drug discovery

November 4, 2022

Via: CIO

For pharmaceutical companies in the digital era, intense pressure to achieve medical miracles falls as much on the shoulders of CIOs as on lead scientists. Rigid requirements to ensure the accuracy of data and veracity of scientific formulas as well […]


Health Care, Industry

CDC director’s COVID returns as study finds such rebounds shockingly common

November 1, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has experienced a COVID-19 rebound—a return of mild symptoms and positive tests after completing a course of the antiviral drug Paxlovid and testing negative—the CDC announced today. Walensky first […]


Health Care, Industry

AZ will not enforce total abortion ban until at least 2023

October 28, 2022

Via: Fox News

Arizona’s attorney general has agreed not to enforce a near total ban on abortions at least until next year, a move that Planned Parenthood Arizona credited Thursday with allowing the group to restart abortion care across the state. The state’s […]


Health Care, Industry

Biden to get updated COVID-19 booster shot, promote vaccine

October 25, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden was scheduled to get his updated COVID-19 booster shot on Tuesday and urge the public to get theirs to ensure a healthy holiday season. Biden was to appear at the White House with the doctors who are […]


Health Care, Industry

FDA pushes to remove pregnancy drug, company pushes back

October 17, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The maker of the only U.S. drug intended to prevent premature births is making a last-ditch effort this week to keep its medication on the market, even as health regulators insist that it doesn’t work. A Food and Drug Administration […]


Health Care, Industry

Tourists flock to Taiwan as COVID entry restrictions eased

October 13, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Taiwan lifted all its COVID-19 entry restrictions on Thursday, allowing tourists unfettered access to the self-ruled island after over 2 1/2 years of border controls. Hong Kong and Taiwan, together with mainland China, required most visitors to complete a mandatory […]


Health Care, Industry

New FDA baby formula warning: Stop using this recalled formula right now

September 29, 2022

Via: BGR

It hasn’t been a great year for parents with newborn babies. The massive Abbott baby formula recall in early 2022 triggered a nationwide product shortage. We then saw additional recalls and baby formula warnings. Mother’s Touch baby formula is the […]


Health Care, Industry

DOJ establishes COVID-19 Strike Force teams to combat fraud

September 15, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Justice Department has created three Strike Force teams to improve its efforts to fight and prevent COVID-19 fraud. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said in a statement Wednesday that the department confiscated over $1.2 billion in relief funds that […]


Health Care, Industry, Workforce

Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

September 13, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday. A lawyer for opponents of the vaccine requirement, […]


Health Care, Industry

Americans give health care system failing mark: AP-NORC poll

September 12, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa is worried about making rent on his New York City apartment, he sometimes holds off on filling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I prefer to skip the medication to being homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a […]


Health Care, Industry

UN experts warn of impact of abortion bans on US minorities

August 30, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Independent U.N. human rights experts expressed concerns Tuesday about the adverse impact on the rights of racial and ethnic minorities from the U.S. Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for abortion in the United States. The Committee on […]


Health Care, Industry

China broadens visa availability as pandemic concerns ease

August 24, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

China is easing its tight restrictions on visas after it largely suspended issuing them to foreign students and others more than two years ago at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The website of the Chinese Embassy in India said […]


Health Care, Industry, Policy, State & Local

Idaho can’t enforce abortion ban in medical emergencies, prosecute doctors, federal judge rules

August 24, 2022

Via: Fox News

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of the Justice Department’s lawsuit challenging the state’s total abortion ban, clearing the way for hospitals to provide the service in an emergency medical situation. Much of the law will still go […]


Health Care, Industry

Dr. Fauci Will Leave Government, But Isn’t Retiring

August 22, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has spent over five decades in the federal government and has been the face of the coronavirus pandemic response, announced on Monday he’s stepping down from his positions in December, but is not retiring. Fauci, 81, […]


Health Care, Industry

Anti-vax group in Europe thrives online, thwarts tech effort

August 19, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Troubled by the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients showing up at his hospital, the French doctor logged on to Facebook and uploaded a video urging people to get vaccinated. He was soon swarmed by dozens, then hundreds, then more than […]


Health Care, Industry

US offers more monkeypox vaccine to states and cities

August 15, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

U.S. officials said they are able to ship out more monkeypox vaccine doses than previously planned — because of a strategy shift that allows more shots to be drawn from each vial. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]


Health Care, Industry

USDA getting tougher on salmonella in chicken products

August 1, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The federal government on Monday announced proposed new regulations that would force food processors to reduce the amount of salmonella bacteria found in some raw chicken products or risk being shut down. The proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rules would […]


Health Care, Industry

California aims to make its own insulin brand to lower price

July 29, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A vial of insulin cost $25 in 1995, back when Chris Noble was 5 years old and just learning how to manage his Type 1 diabetes with the help of his parents and his doctors. Nearly three decades later, Noble […]


Health Care, Industry

Drugmaker Teva latest to settle opioid lawsuits nationally

July 26, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Drugmaker Teva announced Tuesday that it has agreed to contribute more than $4.3 billion in cash and medications to settle lawsuits in the state and local governments and Native American tribes that claimed the company contributed to the U.S. opioid […]