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Jul 7, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the BD (Becton Dickinson) Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2.
Jul 7, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency approved two Lysol products following testing indicating that both safely and effectively kill the virus that causes COVID-19.
Jul 7, 2020
The AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges and Catholic Health Association of the United States requested the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service extend the deadlines for tax-exempt hospitals and health systems to prepare community health needs assessments that occur during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Jul 7, 2020
The AHA is hosting calls for all hospital and health system leaders to provide the latest information on and answer questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 7, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Defense announced a $1.6 billion agreement to demonstrate commercial-scale manufacturing of Novavax, Inc.’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine.
Jul 6, 2020
On this AHA on-demand webinar, the team that developed the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM discuss the preservation service, while representatives from Mass General Brigham and University Pittsburgh Medical Center share individual strategies for collecting and redistributing decontaminated N95 respirators and how they increased utilization of Battelle’s system.
Jul 6, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET will host a webinar on the Provider Relief Fund application process.
Jul 6, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of a third diagnostic test that detects and differentiates flu and COVID-19 viruses from one another.
Jul 6, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration warned of methanol’s toxic and “not acceptable” suitability for use as an active ingredient in hand sanitizer. Methanol is a wood alcohol more commonly used for the creation of fuel or antifreeze. FDA said it has seen an increase in methanol’s use in hand sanitizers, resulting in adverse events among adults and children that include blindness, hospitalizations and death.
Jul 6, 2020
A group of 34 state hospital associations urged the Department of Health and Human Services to delay the effective date of the agency’s hospital price transparency rule, which requires hospitals to that hospitals publicly disclose negotiated rates with commercial health plans.