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

Senate confirms Brooks-LaSure to run health care programs

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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Joe Biden’s pick to run U.S. health insurance programs, putting in place a key player who’ll...

Moderna says its COVID-19 shot works in kids as young as 12

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Moderna said Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12, a step that could put the shot on track to become...

EXPLAINER: How COVID-19 vaccines will work for kids in US

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NEW YORK — Children ages 12 and older can now roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., offering parents and schools...

Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight

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The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated Press has...

EXPLAINER: How activists target CDC vaccine tracking system

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Once, getting vaccinated was all but routine. But since the heightened public awareness around the new COVID-19 vaccines, it’s a different story. Now, it...

Parents excited over prospect of virus shots for children

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MISSION, Kan. — After more than a year of fretting over her 13-year son with a rare liver disease, Heather Ousley broke into tears...

Pharma company to pay $12.6M to settle kickback allegations

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DOVER, Del. — A Delaware pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $12.6 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though...

US approves high-dose opioid reversal nasal spray from Hikma

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U.S. regulators on Friday approved the first high-dose nasal spray for reversing opioid overdoses. ...

South Africa resumes giving J&J jabs to health care workers

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has resumed giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to health care workers after a more than two-week pause in the...