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‘It’s a big deal’ for America’s push to reopen, says NIH Director on Pfizer vaccine approval for adolescents

National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins described the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid vaccine for kids aged 12 to 15 as “a big deal” in America’s push to reopen.  “This is exciting news,” said Collins. “We know that a million-and-a-half adolescents have been infected with Covid-19… Read More »

Medtech industry, surgeons push Medicare to pull back prior authorization rules

Dive Brief: The Medical Device Manufacturers Association has joined 39 other healthcare stakeholders in voicing their strong opposition to an expansion of Medicare prior authorization requirements set to go into effect July 1.  MDMA and a broad coalition of surgeon groups sent a letter on Wednesday to Acting CMS Director Elizabeth Richter arguing that two… Read More »

Dan’s extreme push to lock out Aussies

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has flagged he is willing to lead national talks on whether the number of Aussie citizens allowed back into the country should be drastically slashed. Speaking at a press conference where he announced a snap five-day lockdown in Victoria after the virus again escaped from hotel quarantine, Mr Andrews suggested the… Read More »