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Regulatory

WHO warns the coronavirus is ‘getting worse,’ continues to accelerate

July 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

More than six months after the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, the “once-in-a-century pandemic” continues to accelerate, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday. “The virus can be brought under control,” he said in his opening remarks to […]


Regulatory

Employers Don’t Have To Pay For Birth Control For Religious Reasons, Supreme Court Rules

July 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that private employers who hold religious or moral objections to birth control can be exempted from providing no-cost contraception to employees through health insurance as mandated by the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as […]


Regulatory

WHO officials worried about rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreaks in the Americas

July 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that it’s worried about the rapidly worsening outbreaks in Latin America, indicating Brazil and the U.S. were big concerns. Without mentioning the United States by name, WHO officials indicated that they are worried about […]


Regulatory

Coronavirus cases grow in more than 30 states as the U.S. sets a record for average daily cases

June 26, 2020

Via: CNBC

Coronavirus cases are growing in more than 30 states, based on a seven-day moving average, as governors in Florida and Arizona place a hold on their reopenings and Texas tightens restrictions once again. As of Thursday, the nation’s seven-day average […]


Regulatory

FDA revokes emergency use of hydroxychloroquine

June 15, 2020

Via: CNBC

The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it is ending its emergency use authorization for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drugs backed by President Donald Trump to combat Covid-19. The agency determined the drugs were “unlikely to be effective in […]


Regulatory

New Healthcare Workforce Complexities Requires Smarter Solutions

June 5, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

As the number of COVID-19 cases begin to decline, healthcare leaders are finally able to take a step back and assess the gaps that the pandemic has exposed in their operations. When they do, workforce management, should be on their […]


Regulatory

Watch live: CDC official testifies in House hearing on U.S. coronavirus response

June 4, 2020

Via: CNBC

The House Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing Thursday on the U.S. response to the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1.8 million people and killed at least 107,175 across the country, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

Fitbit receives FDA authorisation for emergency ventilator

June 4, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Wearable technology device company Fitbit has received emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a low-cost emergency ventilator Fitbit Flow. The automatic resuscitator has been developed by the company in response to the global need […]


Regulatory

U.S. Withdrawal From WHO Is Sad For Global Health And Bad For America

June 3, 2020

Via: Forbes

Even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, last week, on 29th May, President Trump announced: “We will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public […]


Regulatory

WHO says there’s ‘no empirical evidence’ Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine helps treat or prevent coronavirus

May 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

There is no evidence that the anti-malarial drug President Donald Trump said he was taking to defend against Covid-19 effectively treats or prevents the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The president has continually touted the drug as a […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

FDA allows Aidoc to use AI to detect Covid-19-related findings

May 11, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The AI algorithms detect findings associated with Covid-19 in CT studies that contain the lung or part of the lung such as chest, abdomen or cervical spine. Prioritisations of the incidental findings may help manage the adverse effects of Covid-19 […]


Regulatory

Sweden’s chief scientist admits lessons have been learned over no-lockdown policy

May 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

Sweden’s decision to avoid a strict lockdown like its European neighbors drew global attention and was not without controversy. But now the country is past the peak of infections, its chief epidemiologist says, and there are few actions he would […]


Regulatory

Hawaii’s Coronavirus Infection Rate Is Among the Lowest in the U.S. It Came at Great Cost

May 4, 2020

Via: Time Health

(HONOLULU) — Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. Hawaii has among the lowest COVID-19 infection and mortality rates in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Regulatory

US FDA grants emergency use authorisation for Roche’s Covid-19 test

May 4, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Roche has received emergency use authorisation (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test for the coronavirus (Covid-19). The test is expected to help identify patients who have been exposed to Covid-19 and […]


Regulatory

WHO defends its initial coronavirus response: ‘The world had enough time to intervene’

May 1, 2020

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization defended Friday its initial response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying it gave world leaders enough time to intervene early in the outbreak. The agency declared Covid-19 a global health emergency on Jan. 30 when there were […]