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Becerra backs price transparency, provider competition at first Senate panel

February 24, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Xavier Becerra had a mostly smooth nomination hearing before the Senate health committee Tuesday despite accusations from some GOP members on his support for abortion rights, lack of medical credentials and executive experience in the face of the COVID-19 public […]


Regulatory

White House Sees COVID Easing, Even as Death Toll Hits Half-Million Mark

February 23, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

Leaders of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 response announced new efforts on Monday to boost vaccine confidence, urged schools to return to in-person learning, and walked through new FDA guidance for drug manufacturers aiming to address variants. The team also acknowledged […]


Regulatory

Biden administration to invest over $1.6 billion to expand Covid testing, sequencing

February 17, 2021

Via: CNBC

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will invest more than $1.6 billion to increase Covid-19 testing supplies and expand testing programs in schools and elsewhere as well as genomic sequencing in the United States. “We need to test broadly […]


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Biden administration increases the number of Covid vaccine doses shipped weekly to states and pharmacies

February 16, 2021

Via: CNBC

The Biden administration is increasing the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses shipped to states weekly, sending out 13.5 million doses this week and doubling the number going to retail pharmacies, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. As of […]


Regulatory

S.D. governor gives state high marks in handling the pandemic. Are they deserved?

February 12, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Covid-19 has pushed states to adopt unique approaches to protect their residents, but few have garnered as much scrutiny as South Dakota. Its governor, Kristi Noem, refused to enact a mask mandate or close any businesses. She argued these precautions […]


Regulatory

Where’s the New FDA Commish? New Federal Vax Deal; COVID Kills GOP House Member

February 12, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

FDA veterans and other public health experts worry that, in perhaps the most momentous period in the agency’s history, President Biden has yet to tap a new commissioner. (The Washington Post) Three hundred million, that’s how many doses of the […]


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Biden administration to begin shipping Covid vaccine doses to community health centers

February 9, 2021

Via: CNBC

The White House will begin shipping doses of Covid-19 vaccines directly to federally qualified community health centers next week to expand outreach to traditionally underserved communities, White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients announced Tuesday. Along with other initiatives such […]


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Biden administration to send military troops to California to help staff Covid vaccine sites

February 5, 2021

Via: CNBC

The Secretary of Defense has approved the deployment of more than 1,000 active duty troops to help deliver Covid-19 vaccines across the U.S., a member of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus response team announced Friday. Some of the troops will arrive […]


Regulatory

4 vital health issues — not tied to Covid — that Congress addressed in massive spending bill

January 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Late last month, before President Joe Biden took office and proposed his pandemic relief plan, Congress passed a nearly 5,600-page legislative package that provided some pandemic relief along with its more general allocations to fund the government in 2021. While […]


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Biden Announces Increase in COVID-19 Vax Distribution

January 27, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

President Biden promised Tuesday to rapidly increase the number of COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S., saying that “100 million shots in 100 days is not the endpoint; it’s just the start.” “We’re not stopping there,” Biden said in an […]


Regulatory

U.S. air travel falls to 6-month low as Covid infections, travel restrictions hinder recovery

January 27, 2021

Via: CNBC

U.S. airport screenings fell to the lowest level in more than six months as Covid-19 infections climb and the Biden administration introduces new travel restrictions. The Transportation Security Administration screened just 468,933 people at U.S. airports on Tuesday, down 71% […]


Regulatory

Tracking Vaccine Distribution in 2021

January 22, 2021

Via: EMR Thoughts

Public health agencies have embarked on an ambitious program. They must equitably distribute and safely administer enough COVID-19 vaccines to immunize at least 70% of the population to achieve herd immunity and enable the country to return to some semblance […]


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Here’s What Joe Biden Can Do About the COVID-19 Pandemic Starting On His First Day as U.S. President

January 20, 2021

Via: Time Health

Every pandemic starts as a squall—a localized disturbance in a single city or town, causing all manner of problems there, but sparing the larger world outside. Squalls become storms, however, and storms become tempests and before long the entire world […]


Regulatory

U.S. health officials push hospitals to administer unused Covid antibody drugs

January 15, 2021

Via: CNBC

The U.S. has shipped over half a million doses of antibody treatments that have the potential to keep high-risk Covid patients out of hospitals if given early enough in their infection. This would help already overburdened hospitals avoid additional strain, […]


Regulatory

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

January 14, 2021

Via: Modern Healthcare

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue […]