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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sunday issued interim guidelines for serologic methods used for monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines, which CDC says it will update regularly, include recommendations for choice of test and testing strategy; individuals who test positive for anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies; and additional considerations on the use of
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The Department of Health and Human Services will work this year with the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and private sector stakeholders to develop a governance structure to improve and align federal health care quality programs while reducing administrative burden, according to a National Health Quality Roadmap released by HHS. Required by an executive
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The Food and Drug Administration yesterday updated two guidances for the temporary compounding of certain drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients. The guidance for temporary compounding of certain drugs for outsourcing facilities now includes information to help hospitals determine which facilities are covered by the policy, and clarifies policies for testing both container-closures and product
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The Food and Drug Administration this week approved two abbreviated new drug applications expected to alleviate shortages and help during the COVID-19 emergency. Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride 0.9% sodium chloride injection is indicated for sedation of initially intubated and mechanically ventilated patients during treatment in an intensive care setting, and sedation of non-intubated patients prior to and/or
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The Government Accountability Office today named three new members to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission through April 2023. They are: Wayne Riley, M.D., president of the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, who was nominated by the AHA and has more than 30 years of experience in academic medicine, hospital administration and
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The National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, seek input through May 26 on research priorities for COVID-19 serology testing and related technologies, which are key to understanding immunity and developing vaccines against the virus. The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
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