Tag Archives: California

California won’t allow virus vaccines without state approval

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California won’t allow any distribution of coronavirus vaccines in the nation’s most populous state until it is reviewed by the state’s own panel of experts, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. Vaccinations for the pandemic “will move at the speed of trust,” said Newsom, a Democrat, and the state wants its own independent… Read More »

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says tech companies are key to lifting coronavirus restrictions

Tech companies will be key to supporting California’s growing “army” of coronavirus contact tracers and ultimately reopening the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom told CNBC on Friday. Newsom’s plan for reopening the state is highly dependent on the capacity to test widely for the virus and to conduct contact tracing, whereby personnel identify and track people… Read More »

Blue Shield of California to cover whole genome sequencing of critically-ill children

Blue Shield of California has become among the first health insurers in the nation to cover the cost of whole genome sequencing to help critically-ill babies and children in intensive care who have an unexplained medical condition. Blue Shield of California will cover rapid and ultra-rapid whole genome sequencing done by the San Diego-based Rady… Read More »

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! CDA Presents brings exotic animal dentistry to Anaheim – CDA (California Dental Association)

From the wild lions roaming sub-Saharan Africa to the critically endangered Sumatran orangutans receiving care at the Sacramento Zoo, exotic animals around the world have been an intriguing topic for many years. While their habitats, diets and breeding practices are usually the conversation of choice, their unique dental needs are often left unexplored. A new… Read More »

Collaborative Effort Will Support Mental Health for California Students – Managed Healthcare Executive

There is a mental health crisis among California’s youth. Studies show up to one in five students in the U.S. has a serious mental health need, yet in California too few of those affected receive the help they need, according to Blue Shield of California, based in Oakland, California. To address this issue, the payer is launching BlueSky, a… Read More »

California invalidates 1,400 pharmacist license test scores

California authorities have invalidated test scores of 1,400 pharmacists because more than 100 questions from the state licensing exam were leaked online. The State Board of Pharmacy has decided that anyone who took the exam since July will have to retake it, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. “We are fully aware of how destructive… Read More »