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US reports 1,000 average Covid deaths for three consecutive days for first time since March

US reports average of 1,000 Covid deaths for three consecutive days for the first time since March: Kentucky and Tennessee see record numbers of hospital patients and Alabama says infected people are filling half of ICU beds On Monday, the U.S. recorded 908 new COVID-19 deaths with a seven-day rolling average of 1,011, which marks… Read More »

FDA Approves Fexinidazole as the First All-Oral Treatment for Sleeping Sickness

July 19, 2021 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved fexinidazole as the first all-oral treatment for both stages of the Trypanosoma brucei gambiense form of sleeping sickness (Human African trypanosomiasis) in patients 6 years of age and older and weighing at least 20 kg.Fexinidazole was developed as part of an innovative… 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 »