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Mississippi’s health department is aiming to combat misinformation on COVID-19 by limiting users’ ability to comment on its Facebook posts related to case numbers and vaccine distribution.  Liz Sharlot, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi State Department of Health, told The Associated Press that the “comments section of our Facebook page has increasingly come to be
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A coalition of medical organizations on Tuesday called on health care facilities to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for employees. “Prior experience and current information suggest that a sufficient vaccination rate is unlikely to be achieved without making COVID-19 vaccination a condition of employment,” the statement from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious
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WASHINGTON — Federal officials on Monday announced Medicare will start a process that could limit seniors’ access to the controversial new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm — the first signals from the key health program about what will be an enormously consequential decision for Biogen, the Medicare program itself, and people with the disease. The process, called
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You don’t have to be a doctor, or even play one on TV, to see the conflict: American healthcare policy that promotes taxpayer-funded needle exchanges for drug addicts, but opposes vaping as an alternative for smokers. The Biden administration recently announced a robust plan to address the nation’s crippling opioid epidemic, which was responsible for 500,000 American
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Pfizer is expected to brief U.S. health officials on the need for a COVID-19 booster shot in the upcoming days, several sources told The Washington Post.  News of the reported briefing comes after government agencies pushed back on the vaccine manufacturer’s announcement this week that it was seeking authorization for a third dose of its coronavirus vaccination.  
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Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care: FDA narrows use for controversial new Alzheimer’s drug after criticism | Pfizer to seek FDA authorization for booster of COVID-19 vaccine | House report: Drug companies spent more on buybacks, dividends than research Pfizer to seek FDA authorization for booster of COVID-19 vaccine Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by NextEra Energy —
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Karen Jo Young wrote a letter to her local newspaper criticizing executives at the hospital where she worked as an activities coordinator, arguing that their actions led to staffing shortages and other patient safety problems. Hours after her letter was published in September 2019, officials at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, Maine, fired her,
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Microsoft Teams is currently among the most popular UCaaS tools in the world, providing companies with an easy way to keep colleagues connected, wherever they are. The standard Teams experience can boost productivity, efficiency, and company culture in any business. However, some companies have unique needs based on their industry or sector.   Microsoft Teams for
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President Trump speaks to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine in Columbus, Ohio, October 24, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) At the end of June, Ohio governor Mike DeWine signed a state budget that includes robust conscience protections for health-care workers. The amendment, sponsored by state senator and medical doctor Terry Johnson, provides that physicians, other health-care workers, hospitals,
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CNN —   Medicare spent billions more money on generic drugs for its beneficiaries than warehouse chain Costco did for the same drugs, according to an analysis published Tuesday. This overspending hit $2.6 billion in 2019, Erin Trish, associate director of the University of Southern California’s Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and colleagues
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 With the recent passage of the Equal Access to Care Act (House Bill 2362), the Oregon Legislature has taken a bold step toward protecting patients from the negative effects of healthcare consolidation, including higher prices and cuts to essential services. The legislation was backed by the Equal Access to Care Coalition, which includes Oregon’s leading
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The Australian Digital Health Agency has chosen Sydney-based business consulting firm Deloitte to build its Health Information Gateway after a competitive tender process. WHAT IT’S ABOUT According to ADHA, the single, consolidated Gateway will provide a secure and scalable platform for exchanging and accessing health information, including vaccination records and aged care data. It is
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