Tag: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

US officials extend expiration dates on J&J vaccine doses

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WASHINGTON — Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by an...

Iowa governor questions migrant flights into Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds complained in a letter sent Thursday that the federal government didn't notify her before flying migrant...

EXPLAINER: How will insurers cover a new Alzheimer’s drug?

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Federal regulators have approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, leaving patients waiting to see how insurers will handle...

US threatens legal action against Texas on shelter closures

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The Biden administration threatened Monday to pursue legal action if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott doesn't rescind his order shutting down federally funded shelters that...

Biden administration reassessing part of Georgia health plan

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ATLANTA — The Biden administration is reevaluating a plan by Georgia officials to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care...

Africa CDC says FDA announcement on J&J issues imminent

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday he expects an update in coming...

FDA warns doctors to stop using heart pump tied to deaths

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WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators warned surgeons Thursday to stop implanting a heart pump made by Medtronic due to power failures recently tied to...

Texas push to close shelters for migrant kids alarms groups

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AUSTIN, Texas — A move by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to shutter more than 50 shelters housing about 4,000 migrant children could seriously disrupt...

US lawmakers want Ma’Khia Bryant foster care journey probed

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three Democratic members of Congress are asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the foster care experience...

FDA OKs 1st targeted drug for common lung cancer mutation

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FAIRLESS HILLS, PA. — U.S. regulators have approved the first medicine for patients with the most common type of lung cancer whose tumors have...