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A study of 26 million Medicare recipients has linked yearly influenza vaccination with lowered mortality — except in those who required a skilled nursing facility stay. The results suggest that vaccines alone are not enough to prevent flu outbreaks in long-term care settings, investigators contend. Investigators used Centers for Medicare & [...]
Thu, Dec 02, 2021
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Potentially unnecessary prostate cancer screening rate higher in oldest males after USPSTF guidelines reversal … Labor Department extends comment period for OSHA vaccinate-or-test mandate … Short-lived drop in fluoroquinolone antibiotics prescribing followed FDA ‘black box’ warning … More than one in 100 acute-care COVID-19 patients will have a neurologic complication: [...]
Thu, Dec 02, 2021
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Image of molnupiravir capsules; Image credit: Merck
Image credit: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration have endorsed the authorization of an oral antiviral pill for treating COVID-19 in high-risk patients. Molnupiravir, developed by Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and Merck, is in line for emergency use authorization by the FDA. The Tuesday vote recommending it be [...]
Wed, Dec 01, 2021
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The United States is prepared to address any potential threat to the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments posed by the new omicron coronavirus variant, according to the White House and federal health officials.  Omicron is spreading quickly worldwide and is expected to land in the United States. There is [...]
Wed, Dec 01, 2021
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