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Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine scores FDA panel backing, setting up likely authorization

A month after Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine posted positive data in a phase 3 study, the shot is almost ready for prime time. Late Friday, a key panel unanimously endorsed the vaccine for emergency use and sent it to the agency for an official decision. An FDA authorization for the one-dose vaccine would provide a quick lift… Read More »

House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »

Trump favorite for top health slot shows GOP U-turn on ‘death panel’ talk

The work experience of the candidate President Trump is likely to tap for a health innovation slot threatens to trigger politically volatile discussions about end-of-life care among Republicans. The candidate, Brad Smith, 36, co-founded and oversaw a Nashville-based startup called Aspire Health that offered services to patients who were likely to die. The company uses… Read More »

Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges

A national panel of health experts recommended on Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, stopped short of endorsing such screening for teenagers, a position that puts them at odds with major adolescent health groups.… Read More »

Three Weeks Pass And Boston Panel Still Has No Verdict In Insys Opioid Trial

The lengthy deliberations of the 12-person jury focus on a scam prosecutors say funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to doctors nationwide to prescribe highly addictive Subsys more often and at higher doses. News on the opioid epidemic comes from Massachusetts, Ohio, New Hampshire and California, as well. Bloomberg: Opioid Court Case: Still No Verdict … Read More »