At least five major drugmakers in the past several weeks have notified hospitals that they may no longer provide discounts to providers under Medicare's 340B Drug Discount Program, sparking the latest in a series of clashes over the long-controversial program.
By designating teachers as essential workers, the Trump administration is advising that teachers who were exposed to a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, but who are not showing symptoms of Covid-19, continue to go to work instead of self-isolating, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and Ohio.
Colleges and universities are scrambling to address coronavirus outbreaks that emerged as students returned to campus this month. Here's where the coronavirus has struck so far—and how schools are reimagining college life amid the epidemic.
FDA on Sunday issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) that allows providers to use convalescent plasma to treat patients hospitalized with Covid-19. FDA issued the EUA just days after a group of leading federal health officials reportedly tried to stop the agency from doing so before evaluating additional data on the experimental treatment.
Few people have thought more deeply about how a coronavirus vaccine will be approved, manufactured, and distributed than Ezekiel Emanuel, the prominent bioethicist and former advisor to President Barack Obama. In the latest episode of Radio Advisory, he joins host Rachel (Rae) Woods to talk about the roadblocks to approving a coronavirus vaccine—and how health care stakeholders can help overcome them.
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