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OSHA standard compliance date arrives amid confusion, industry pushback

Dive Brief: Healthcare facilities must be in full compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard as of Wednesday, including requirements around ventilation, physical barriers and training. The American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and other groups had pushed the agency to delay compliance dates, contending providers needed more time… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: German firm says vaccine candidate can be stored in standard fridge

Coronavirus hospitalizations in the U.S. topped record highs for the second day in a row on Wednesday, data shows.  The previous peak occurred in April when 59,940 patients were hospitalized with the virus. The U.S. has recorded over 241,000 deaths and nearly 10.4 million confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins… Read More »

Stool transplants are now standard of care for recurrent C. difficile infections

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), also known as stool transplantation, is a procedure in which stool from a healthy donor is placed into the gut of a patient in order to treat a certain disease. FMT is not a new concept, but in the last six years it has become a standard-of-care therapy for the treatment… Read More »