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Remdesivir, the First Coronavirus Drug, Gets a Price Tag

Remdesivir, the first drug shown to be effective against the coronavirus, will be distributed under an unusual agreement with the federal government that establishes nonnegotiable prices and prioritizes American patients, health officials announced on Monday. The arrangement may serve as a template for distribution of new treatments and vaccines as the pandemic swells, said Ernst… Read More »

House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »

China reports no new coronavirus cases for first time since pandemic began

FILE PHOTO: Volunteers in protective gear measure the body temperature of a man at the entrance of a residential compound following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Chuanying district of Jilin, Jilin province, China May 22, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China recorded no new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland for… Read More »

NYC first responders describe ‘devastating’ coronavirus cases as cardiac arrest calls surge

Elizabeth Bonilla, a paramedic in New York City, responded to a recent cardiac arrest call for a suspected coronavirus patient in her 70s. “Practically every call you hear on the radio is a cardiac arrest,” Bonilla told NBC News. The paramedic, who works in the Bronx, said she performed CPR on the woman as her… Read More »