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Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 14:39:35 EDT

At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the U.S., many in recent weeks, by people seeking to force hospitals to give their COVID-stricken loved ones ivermectin, a drug for parasites that has been promoted by conservative commentators as a treatment despite a lack of conclusive evidence that it helps people with the virus.

COVID-19 vaccine exemption passes West Virginia House
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:20:10 EDT

A bill to limit West Virginia employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus passed the House of Delegates.

Walmart makes headway into self-insured space with Transcarent partnership
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:15:53 EDT

Walmart is making its first grab for the self-funded employer market in an attempt to capture more consumer healthcare dollars.

U.S.: States can order COVID shots for younger kids next week
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:45:23 EDT

U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized.

Nebraska attorney general says doctors can prescribe controversial COVID drugs
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:38:45 EDT

Nebraska's AG said that he won't seek disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe controversial, off-label drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus infections.

Dr. Stephen Klasko thinks digital health key to erasing disparities
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:10:01 EDT

After retiring from Jefferson Health, CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko wants to find ways to use technology to create a healthcare model driven by population health.

New Jersey hospital's new owners aim to bolster mental health services
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:09:54 EDT

Paige Dworak, who will be the first female owner-CEO of a New Jersey hospital, looks to turn around the struggling facility by expanding its mental health services.

BCBS sues COVID testing lab again
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:56:14 EDT

GS Labs charges about 10 times what Medicare reimburses clinicians for administering a COVID-19 antigen test, and twice as much for administering more advanced PCR tests.

Mobile tools may manage hypertension, study finds
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:35:10 EDT

A new study finds some people with high blood pressure may benefit from using a self management app.

FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:05:52 EDT

A panel of U.S. health advisers endorsed booster doses of Johnson & Johnsons single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, saying they should be offered at least two months after immunization.

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