Category: Emergency

FDA Cancels Emergency Use of Hydroxychloroquine
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FDA Cancels Emergency Use of Hydroxychloroquine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), citing the latest science and data, rescinded its emergency use authorization (EUA) for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drugs touted by President Donald Trump and some doctors to combat the Chinese coronavirus. In a statement issued Monday, the FDA, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and…

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Formlabs gets FDA emergency use authorization for a 3D-printed ventilator conversion part
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Formlabs gets FDA emergency use authorization for a 3D-printed ventilator conversion part

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded Formlabs an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a 3D-printed part designed to convert BiPAP machines designed for sleep apnea into much-needed ventilators. The offering was one of dozens of ventilators and accessories granted such authorization over the weekend. The company plans to devote 150 3D printers at its…

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Establishing an emergency relief fund, Amazon commits to two-week pay for workers affected by COVID-19
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Establishing an emergency relief fund, Amazon commits to two-week pay for workers affected by COVID-19

Amazon has instituted a new policy which will see all Amazon employees diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed into quarantine receiving up to two-weeks of pay. The additional pay is to “ensure employees have the time they need to return to good health without the worry of lost pay,” the company said in a statement. That…

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Iowa Calls Emergency Meeting to Address Iowa Caucus Result Delays
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Iowa Calls Emergency Meeting to Address Iowa Caucus Result Delays

Top Democrat presidential campaign aides were called to an emergency meeting on Monday to address the ongoing delay in reporting results of the Iowa caucuses. News of the meeting was reported on the ground in Iowa. There is technical issue with Iowa results reporting. Hearing from multiple campaigns that the Iowa Democratic Party is sending…

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Vaping is Not the Big Emergency the Media Wants it to Be
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Vaping is Not the Big Emergency the Media Wants it to Be

Interest in vaping has increased since August when politicians, regulators and the press started focusing on the fast-growing industry. All parties have focused on the growing health implications resulting from vaping and the deaths that appear to be increasing. Indeed, the number of vaping searches on Google has skyrocketed in the past month. Vaping searches…

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