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July 11, 2022

Post-Zoster Vaccine Flares Not Increased in Patients With IMIDs Post-Zoster Vaccine Flares Not Increased in Patients With IMIDs

A retrospective investigation using medical claims data found no elevated risk of disease flares in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) who received the recombinant zoster […]
July 11, 2022

Medicare to Cover Colonoscopy After Positive Fecal Test Medicare to Cover Colonoscopy After Positive Fecal Test

Medicare will cover the full cost of colonoscopy after a positive noninvasive fecal test beginning in 2023, largely in response to a year-long advocacy campaign. The […]
July 11, 2022

CDC Recommends Stronger Flu Vaccine for Seniors CDC Recommends Stronger Flu Vaccine for Seniors

For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stressed the importance of seasonal flu shots for adults aged 65 and older. Now, the […]
July 11, 2022

An Avocado a Day Doesn’t Shrink Belly Fat, but Helps Cholesterol An Avocado a Day Doesn’t Shrink Belly Fat, but Helps Cholesterol

Avocados are a rich source of fiber and healthy fat, but eating one a day for 6 months did not shrink waist size or belly fat, […]
July 11, 2022

Notify FDA of Illegitimate Products

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) requires certain trading partners – manufacturers, repackagers, wholesale distributors, and dispensers to notify FDA and all appropriate immediate trading […]
July 11, 2022

US Orders 3.2 Million Doses of Novavax COVID Vaccine US Orders 3.2 Million Doses of Novavax COVID Vaccine

(Reuters) -The U.S. government will get 3.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Novavax Inc once the shot has been authorized by the regulators, the […]
July 11, 2022

Quicker Remission With Tofacitinib vs Vedolizumab in Ulcerative Colitis: Study Quicker Remission With Tofacitinib vs Vedolizumab in Ulcerative Colitis: Study

When anti–tumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF) treatment fails to achieve remission for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), tofacitinib (Xeljanz) appears more effective sooner than vedolizumab (Entyvio), suggests a Dutch […]
July 11, 2022

Hit by COVID-19, EU Population Shrinks for Second Year Running: Eurostat Hit by COVID-19, EU Population Shrinks for Second Year Running: Eurostat

(Reuters) – The European Union’s population shrank for a second year running last year, the bloc’s statistics office said on Monday, as the region reels from […]
July 11, 2022

FDA Compounding Quality Center of Excellence Cross-Sector Stakeholder Group

The FDA established a cross-sector stakeholder group to engage on issues that affect outsourcing facilities, health care providers that purchase and use their products, and other […]
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