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Jun 17, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration issued updated templates for laboratories and manufacturers requesting emergency use authorization for molecular diagnostic tests that screen asymptomatic individuals for SARS-CoV-2 or use pooled samples.
Jun 17, 2020
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee held a hearing on telehealth lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 17, 2020
The Small Business Administration released a revised loan forgiveness application for the Paycheck Protection Program, which implements provisions of the recently enacted PPP Flexibility Act.
Jun 16, 2020
The Federal Communications Commission is investigating a T-Mobile network outage that impacted customers across the United States, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.
Jun 16, 2020
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission issued its June report to Congress on refinements to Medicare payment systems and issues affecting the Medicare program, including broader changes in health care delivery and the market for health care services.
Jun 16, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration said chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate could reduce remdesivir's antiviral activity.
Jun 16, 2020
The National Institutes of Health is offering several grants to increase research into the growing body of evidence suggesting that underserved and/or vulnerable populations are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection, severe complications and associated death, as well as to the pandemic's social, behavioral and economic impacts.
Jun 16, 2020
COVID-19 hospitalizations were six times higher and deaths 12 times more likely for patients with reported underlying health conditions compared with those with none, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
Jun 16, 2020
In a clinical trial of hospitalized patients in the United Kingdom, low-dose dexamethasone (a steroid) reduced deaths by one-third in ventilated patients and one-fifth in patients receiving oxygen only, the UK's National Institute for Health Research reported today.
Jun 16, 2020
A bipartisan group of 30 senators urged congressional leaders to make permanent provisions included in previous COVID-19 legislation to expand access to telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries.