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Regulatory

IPM announces WHO’s prequalification of dapivirine ring to reduce women’s HIV risk

November 30, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is pleased to announce the World Health Organization’s (WHO) prequalification of the dapivirine ring, a monthly vaginal ring to reduce women’s HIV risk. This designation from the WHO confirms that the ring meets […]


Regulatory

HHS launches pilot program in five states using rapid Covid test deployed by NBA

November 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday it has launched a pilot program with five states to introduce a rapid, point-of-care Covid-19 test, using the same diagnostics the National Basketball Association employed to finish its season. The pilot […]


Opinions, Regulatory

WHO warns vaccine won’t help countries fend off current wave of infections

November 18, 2020

Via: CNBC

A coronavirus vaccine this winter won’t help countries beat back the current wave of Covid-19 infections sweeping across Europe and North America and overwhelming hospitals, the World Health Organization warned on Wednesday. “We’re not there with vaccines yet. We will […]


Regulatory

Coronavirus vaccine shots could go to U.S. health workers in about a month

November 18, 2020

Via: CNBC

Health-care workers in the United States could get the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine in about a month. Pfizer announced Wednesday that it planned to submit an application to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use “within days” […]


Regulatory

AMA Announces Vaccine-Specific CPT Codes for Coronavirus Immunizations

November 13, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

The American Medical Association (AMA) (@AmerMedicalAssn) published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set that includes new vaccine-specific codes to report immunizations for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]


Regulatory

New Guidelines Target Post-Op Opioid Prescribing in Kids

November 11, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

New guidelines by the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) Outcomes and Evidence-Based Practice Committee aim to steer surgeons away from excess opioid prescribing in postoperative settings. The committee recommends providers first recognize the risk of misuse and abuse in pediatric […]


Regulatory

Trump’s anti-abortion zeal shook fragile health systems around the world

November 10, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In Ethiopia, health clinics for teenagers once supported by U.S. foreign aid closed down. In Kenya, a decades-long effort to integrate HIV testing and family planning unraveled. And in Nepal, intrepid government workers who once traversed the Himalayas to spread […]


Regulatory

WHO looking at how a Covid mutation among minks may affect a future vaccine

November 6, 2020

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization said on Friday it would review biosecurity measures across the globe after Danish health authorities found a mutated form of the coronavirus present in the country’s mink farms. The detection of the mutated virus among minks […]


Regulatory

Coming abortion fight could threaten birth control, too

November 5, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Abortion opponents were among those most excited by the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. And they had good reason to be. As a law professor and circuit court judge, Barrett made it clear she is […]


Regulatory

Oregon becomes first state to legalize magic mushrooms as more states ease drug laws in ‘psychedelic renaissance’

November 4, 2020

Via: CNBC

Oregon on Wednesday became the first state to legalize the active ingredient in so-called magic mushrooms on an election night that saw more states ease restrictions on recreational drugs across the country. Oregon’s Measure 109 will give legal access to […]


Opinions, Regulatory

U.S. coronavirus trajectory looks ‘a lot like Europe’ as cases rise, Dr. Scott Gottlieb warns

October 28, 2020

Via: CNBC

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Wednesday that the United States’ latest surge in coronavirus cases has the country following the path of Europe, where intensifying outbreaks has nations such as Germany weighing partial lockdowns. “We’re about maybe three weeks […]


Regulatory

States will need billions to distribute the Covid vaccine as federal funding falls short

October 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

With the development of a coronavirus vaccine nearing its final stages, public health departments across the U.S. are hastily preparing to distribute it — even though they don’t know when it will be approved or which ones will ultimately get […]


Opinions, Regulatory

WHO says some countries ‘are on a dangerous track’ as Covid cases begin to stress health systems

October 23, 2020

Via: CNBC

Some countries are on “a dangerous track” in the coronavirus pandemic and hospitals are beginning to reach capacity ahead of winter, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday. ″Too many countries are seeing an exponential increase in cases […]


Regulatory

Regulators, experts take up thorny vaccine study issues

October 22, 2020

Via: Modern Healthcare

The U.S. regulators who will decide the fate of COVID-19 vaccines are taking an unusual step: Asking outside scientists if their standards are high enough. The Food and Drug Administration may have to decide by year’s end whether to allow […]


Regulatory

HHS Secretary Azar says U.S. could have enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by March

October 8, 2020

Via: CNBC

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday the U.S. could have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every American as early as March, a more optimistic estimate than President Donald Trump has publicly said. The Trump administration’s coronavirus vaccine […]