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October 22, 2020
October 21, 2020
Community health centers sue HHS over 340B contract pharmacy enforcement

Community health centers are suing HHS to force the agency to create a dispute resolution process so providers can challenge drugmakers' policies in the 340B drug discount program. Drugmakers have taken steps in recent months to restrict 340B discounts on drugs delivered to patients through contract pharmacies and demand data reporting from providers, and HHS […]

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October 21, 2020
Text novella Omar y Carlos (Part 2)
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October 21, 2020
Text novella Omar y Carlos (Part 1)
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October 21, 2020
Let's Stop HIV Together English PSA
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October 21, 2020
Let's Stop HIV Together Undetectable PSA
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October 21, 2020
Let's Stop HIV Together PrEP PSA
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October 21, 2020
Trump's Antibody 'Cure' Will Be in Short Supply

Nearly two weeks ago, President Trump told Americans that they would soon be getting an antibody treatment that he had promoted, without evidence, as a "cure" for the coronavirus. This weekend, as the country braced for another major wave of coronavirus infections, Mr. Trump's health secretary promised such therapies were just around the corner. But […]

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October 21, 2020
CDC ZOHU Call October 7, 2020
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October 21, 2020
OxyContin maker to plead to 3 criminal charges

Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials told The Associated Press. The company will plead guilty to a criminal information being […]

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October 21, 2020
Where Have All the Hospital Patients Gone?

Weathered, wiry and in his early 60s, the man stumbled into clinic, trailing cigarette smoke and clutching his chest. Over the previous week, he had had fleeting episodes of chest pressure but stayed away from the hospital. "I didn't want to get the coronavirus," he gasped as the nurses unbuttoned his shirt to get an […]

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October 21, 2020
"Concerned About Your Child's Development?" in ASL
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October 21, 2020
Researchers discover new glands in throat: study

Researchers have found previously unnoticed salivary glands in the human throat. The team from The Netherlands Cancer Institute, which published findings in Radiotherapy and Oncology, coined the new discovery as "tubarial glands," which they say represent the human body's "fourth pair of major salivary glands." The glands were discovered by surprise when Wouter Vogel, radiation […]

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October 21, 2020
Coronavirus treatment options: What are they?

What are the treatment options for COVID-19? There are several, and which one is best depends on how sick someone is. Aside from drugs, doctors have learned more about ways to treat hospitalized patients, such as putting them on their bellies and other measures that may prevent the need for breathing machines. (iStock) For example, […]

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October 21, 2020
Covid: Lockdown had 'major impact' on mental health

image copyrightGetty Images Lockdown had a major impact on the UK's mental health, including increased rates of suicidal thoughts, according to new research. The study, led by the University of Glasgow, examined the effects of Covid-19 during the height of the pandemic. Certain groups are said to be particularly at risk, including young people and […]

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October 21, 2020
Investor scores $100 million payout from bet on insurers' lawsuits

A specialized investor that bet health insurers would prevail in a challenge over unpaid Affordable Care Act funds is now reaping rewards from its gamble. Last week, Chicago-based litigation finance firm Juris Capital collected $35.4 million in legal winnings from the Connecticut insurance department following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling earlier this year that the […]

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October 21, 2020
Long Covid: Who is more likely to get it?

image copyrightVicky Bourne Old age and having a wide range of initial symptoms increase the risk of "long Covid", say scientists. The study, seen by the BBC, estimates one in 20 people are sick for least eight weeks. The research at King's College London also showed being female, excess weight and asthma raised the risk. […]

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October 21, 2020
COVID adds to surging demand for Chicago lab space

Life sciences companies are looking for more than three times as much lab space in Chicago than they were at the beginning of last year as COVID-19 fuels demand for places to do biotech and pharmaceutical research, according to a new report. At the end of the second quarter, bioscience companies were seeking 658,000 square […]

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October 21, 2020
Tenet CEO: COVID surge made Q3 harder than Q2

Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s CEO said Tuesday the third quarter was in many ways more challenging than the second, with COVID-19 patients surging about 64% across its hospitals in late July and August. Some of Dallas-based Tenet's volume metrics ticked back down in September after making strong recoveries earlier in the summer. Admissions, for example, were […]

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October 21, 2020
N.Y. Accuses Religious Health Cost-Sharing Group of Misleading Consumers

New York State accused a major Christian group on Tuesday of deceiving customers by illegally offering health insurance to as many as 40,000 residents since 2016. The state filed civil charges against Trinity Healthshare, the Christian group, and Aliera, a for-profit company that markets the plans. The state insurance regulators' complaint included a list of […]

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October 21, 2020
Health systems launch treatment programs for patients post-COVID

As patients recover from COVID-19, the medical community is discovering some patients continue to suffer from lingering symptoms and side effects weeks and even months after they test negative for the virus. Called COVID-19 long haulers, the conditions run the gamut from shortness of breath, dizziness, blood clots, fatigue, blurry vision, persistent headaches and even […]

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October 21, 2020
Antibody Treatments, Though Promising, Will Be in Short Supply

Nearly two weeks ago, President Trump told Americans that they would soon be getting an antibody treatment that he had promoted, without evidence, as a "cure" for the coronavirus. This weekend, as the country braced for another major wave of coronavirus infections, Mr. Trump's health secretary promised such therapies were just around the corner. But […]

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October 21, 2020
Baby bottles release millions of microplastic particles, study finds

Polypropylene baby bottles were found to release millions of microplastic particles, which was made worse by hot liquids, according to a new study. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin published findings in Nature Food on Monday. They found that polypropylene bottles release as many as 16.2 million microplastic particles per liter and hot water ramps up […]

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October 21, 2020
Christie hospital: Inside Europe's largest cancer unit

As hospitals grappled with a surge in Covid-19 cases, cancer units up and down the United Kingdom had to adapt fast. They were faced with a seemingly impossible task: How do you continue to deliver lifesaving cancer care to clinically extremely vulnerable patients, whilst battling a global pandemic? How could they keep both patients and […]

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October 21, 2020
How the F.D.A. Stood Up to the President

On Sept. 23, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn left a virtual meeting of the White House's coronavirus task force to take a call from the president's chief of staff, Mark Meadows. Mr. Meadows was angry with Dr. Hahn, the head of the Food and Drug Administration, for pushing new guidelines for vaccine developers, according to two […]

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