MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The pandemic has reached a “transition point,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. Still, that doesn’t mean the public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) designation declared by the WHO in January 2020 is over yet. The organization’s International Health Regulations EmergencyContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. government could save billions every year once Medicare begins negotiating drug prices in 2026, new research suggests. The Inflation Reduction Act passed by Congress last year allows Medicare to bargain with drug companies on the prices of 10 of the highest-pricedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Some inmates in California could begin getting certain limited health services, including substance abuse treatment and mental health diagnoses, using Medicaid funds. Typically, inmates lose Medicaid coverage while in the prison, jail or juvenile justice system. This change will be the first timeContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory panel on Thursday voted unanimously to recommend that the agency phase out original versions of COVID vaccines for use in the unvaccinated, in favor of updated bivalent booster shots. Committee members also weighed a proposalContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official who has led the agency’s food policy efforts since 2018 announced his resignation on Wednesday. Frank Yiannas was also among the top officials leading the agency response to last year’s infant formula shortage. “Today, I informedContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) – “Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli may have violated a judge’s order banning him from being involved in the pharmaceutical industry, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced Friday. Shkreli, who was convicted for an illegal scheme to maintain a monopoly on the lifesaving toxoplasmosis drugContinue Reading