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CDC Recommends Updated COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall/Winter Virus Season

CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. Updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna will be available later this week. Vaccination remains the best protection against COVID-19-related hospitalization and death. Vaccination …

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Bioventure, Minapharm Pharmaceuticals, and MiGenTra Sign an Exclusive Agreement for the Commercialization of Multiple Biosimilar Candidates of Alvotech in the Middle East and Africa

  Bioventure, a Dubai-based pharmaceutical company, Minapharm Pharmaceuticals, a Cairo-based pharmaceutical company, and MiGenTra GmbH , a Berlin-based pharmaceutical company, announced today the signing of an exclusive license agreement for the commercialization of multiple biosimilar candidates developed and manufactured by Alvotech, in Egypt and eighteen additional countries in Africa and …

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Strong Recommendation for Pyronaridine-Artesunate in Revised World Health Organization (WHO) Malaria Treatment Guidelines

The WHO’s Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria are the standard reference that guides country-level policies for managing malaria. New medicines are only recommended for inclusion following a robust and in-depth evaluation of evidence using the GRADE framework, which provides a systematic approach to making clinical practice recommendations. Following this …

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Union members stand proudly to support Vice President Harris and access to reproductive care

IBEW Local 103 hosted Vice President Kamala Harris’ roundtable discussion with elected leaders, and healthcare advocates from across Massachusetts today regarding protecting access to reproductive care and abortion care in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. Following the event, Business Manager/Financial Secretary Lou Antonellis shared this statement: “Our union was honored …

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CDC Updates Blood Lead Reference Value for Children

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its blood lead reference value (BLRV)  from 5 µg/dL to 3.5 µg/dL in response to the Lead Exposure Prevention and Advisory Committee (LEPAC)  recommendation made on May 14, 2021. The BLRV is intended to identify children with higher levels of …

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