Journalists Document True Toll of Covid on Health Care’s Front-Line Force

Journalists Stay on Top of Rocky Vaccine Rollout

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Icosavax lands $100M to take its virus-like particle vaccines into clinical trials

Icosavax Covid-19 vaccine

  Icosavax has drawn up clinical trial plans for its new type of vaccine in a strategy to commence tests of multiple programs, including a Covid-19 candidate. But really, the startup is following a path blazed by Mother Nature. The

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No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

Average new U.S. virus cases below 100K for 1st time in months

Hospitals in Turkey and Poland are filling up fast. Pakistan is restricting domestic travel to contain a surge in coronavirus infections. Even Thailand, which has weathered the pandemic far better than many nations, is now struggling to contain a new

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Vaccine Monitor: More than Half of Rural Residents Have Gotten a COVID-19 Vaccine or Intend to Do So as Soon as Possible

New Survey: Passing a Law Preventing Perpetrators of Domestic Violence from Having a Gun is Identified as a Top Women’s Health Policy Priority for Federal Policymakers

More than half (54%) of rural adults say they have already gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or will do so as soon as possible, as rural residents report less issues with both supply and access than

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VectivBio, Reneo Pharma IPOs raise combined $221M for clinical trials

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  The first full week of April closed with two more clinical-stage biotech companies joining the Nasdaq, each developing a drug to address rare disorders. First up was VectivBio, which raised $127.5 million to complete pivotal tests of a drug

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Top R.I. state official will take over, review hospital agency

Top R.I. state official will take over, review hospital agency

Gov. Dan McKee has appointed a top administration official to take charge of the state agency that operates a hospital that has come under scrutiny from disability advocates and public officials.Health and Human Services Secretary Womazetta Jones has been asked

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Early Results from Federal Price Transparency Rule Show Difficultly in Estimating the Cost of Care

Early Results from Federal Price Transparency Rule Show Difficultly in Estimating the Cost of Care

A new issue brief examines compliance with a new federal price transparency rule and variation in payer-negotiated rates at U.S. hospitals. The analysis looks at the websites of the two largest hospitals in each state and the District of Columbia,

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Fitbit tests if smartwatch could measure blood pressure

Fitbit tests if smartwatch could measure blood pressure

This article has been updated with additional information about how the study will be structured. As more devices offer wrist-based ECG measurements, many device-makers are setting their sights on wrist-based blood pressure readings. But there’s a long ways to go,

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Ohio expects to save $240 million in Medicaid drug costs by running its own PBM

Ohio expects to save $240 million in Medicaid drug costs by running its own PBM

Ohio officials expect that consolidating the seven private pharmacy benefit managers that run its Medicaid managed-care system into a single, state-regulated PBM will save more than $240 million every year. The change will go in effect starting in early 2022.

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