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Is the massive HHS pandemic ad campaign falling apart? Celeb refusals and HHS staff pushbacks stall effort: report

The massive HHS ad campaign to allay pandemic fears may be unraveling. First, there’s pushback from agency employees who see the $ 300 million effort as politically motivated. Many celebrities are refusing to participate. Plus, the campaign’s operating on a rushed timeline, Politico reports. More than 30 celebrities on the administration’s wish list—including musicians Billy Joel, Lady… Read More »

HHS said to reverse course, with hospitals to report COVID-19 data to CDC again

[Update: This piece has been updated to include a response from HHS.] The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reportedly said Thursday that it would return responsibility for collecting data from hospitals about COVID-19 patients back to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but HHS later said the process would not change.  Dr. Deborah… Read More »

Prescriptions for anti-anxiety meds spike amid coronavirus outbreak, new report finds

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The coronavirus quarantine has contributed to a surge in the demand for prescription tranquilizers and sleep aids in the United States, as Americans continue to feel on edge about the uncertainty of the disease, according to a new research report. The largest spike… Read More »

Perinatal mental health lacks awareness, needs funding, report says

A new report puts a spotlight on women suffering from untreated perinatal mental health disorders and the lack of a national framework for improving the condition for this population of new mothers and their children. “Mind the Gap,” released April 1 by Postpartum Support International, calls for more awareness, research and education around perinatal mental… Read More »