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FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Convalescent Plasma as Potential Promising COVID–19 Treatment

August 23, 2020 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for investigational convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to fight COVID-19. Based on scientific evidence available, the FDA concluded, as outlined in its decision memorandum, this product may… Read More »

Pre-race screening of runners could reduce life-threatening health issues

(Reuters Health) – – As long-distance races like half-marathons and full marathons become more popular, race organizers and medical directors should consider using online medical screening to identify risky runners and avert medical emergencies, researchers say. After a four-year trial of online pre-race screening and education of non-professional runners in South Africa, rates of overall… Read More »

New Congress To Tackle Burning Health Care Issues, Including Drug Prices

[embedded content] Voters ranked health care as the top issue facing the country after the midterms, according to CBS News exit polling. KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble joined “Red and Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss how Republicans and Democrats are responding to the American public’s call to action — with a focus on… Read More »

AMA issues ‘playbook’ for physicians to implement digital health

The nation’s largest physician organization has developed a playbook to help doctors implement digital health technologies. The American Medical Association says the initiative is crucial for its membership because the use of emerging technologies will be a force in transforming healthcare. “Digital tools that enable new methods and modalities to improve healthcare, enable lifestyle change… Read More »