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Testing Shortages Force Extreme Shift In Strategy By Local Health Officials

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Public health officials in California’s state capital region announced this week they have stopped tracing the contacts of patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. They’ve also ceased recommending quarantines for residents exposed to people confirmed to have the virus. It was a grim recognition… Read More »

Hospitals face worries of supply, staff shortages as coronavirus cases tick up

Hospitals are racing to prepare as top U.S. health officials warn the spread of the coronavirus will only ramp up in coming days. That includes checking supplies of personal protective equipment, as the FDA this week took steps to free up the supply chain. The American Hospital Association is asking Congress for an additional $ 1 billion,… Read More »

Health Canada to keep importing Kaleo’s epinephrine shot amid shortages

(Reuters) – The Canadian health regulator said on Friday it will keep importing U.S.-based Kaleo Inc’s epinephrine auto-injectors and expects adequate supply of the devices in the country over the coming months. Health Canada’s announcement comes after Pfizer Inc, that makes Mylan NV’s EpiPen, notified the regulator that a shortage of the 0.3 mg dose… Read More »

It's not a Brexit problem, Sanofi says of epilepsy drug shortages

Sanofi has restarted production at a plant where manufacturing had to be halted to fix pollution issues. The interruption created spot shortages of seizure drugs Epilim and Depakote in some markets, but Sanofi has assured patients it has nothing to do with the impending divorce of the U.K. and the European Union. In a statement this week… Read More »