FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday voted to endorse Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, clearing the way for FDA leaders to grant emergency use authorization amid the ongoing fight against COVID-19. The vote was 22-0, with all committee members voting in favor of endorsing the jab for emergency use approval.  The committee was charged… Read More »

Hospitals likely upcoding severity levels for Medicare patients, OIG says

Dive Brief: A new report by the HHS Office of Inspector General indicated that inpatient hospital stays have become more expensive to the Medicare program, even before the COVID-19 pandemic began to severely disrupt the U.S. healthcare system a year ago. HHS OIG analyzed Medicare Part A claims for inpatient stays from fiscal year 2014… Read More »

Transparency watchdog criticizes STAT’s non-disclosure on pro-Pharma op-ed

Should publications that post op-ed pieces tell us more about who wrote the op-ed and what their potential biases and conflicts of interest might be? I’m in the camp that answers a resounding YES. Till Bruckner is, too. He writes for Transparify, an organization that rates “the financial transparency of major think tanks.” He is… Read More »

40% of IVF Treatments Are Unnecessary

Your entire body takes direction from your hormones. Hormones are secreted by your endocrine system and are responsible for telling your organs what to do and when to do it.1 They are essentially chemical messengers that travel throughout your bloodstream, working slowly over time to affect processes like growth and development, metabolism and reproduction. Sometimes,… Read More »

New, accurate saliva test could be easy-to-use ‘game changer’ in battling COVID pandemic: Toronto scientists

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada With an ability to test hundreds of people per hour using minimal staff – and producing quick results – it could be easily deployed to screen people without symptoms Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: Feb 25, 2021  •  3 hours ago  •  3 minute read  • … Read More »