Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; centers for disease control and prevention; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Benzodiazepine Overdoses in EDs, but Fewer Patients Overall

In a year when emergency department visits dropped by almost 18%, visits for benzodiazepine overdoses did the opposite, according to a report from the Centers...

Flu Shot Timing: What’s Optimal?

Amid fresh national recommendations for COVID booster shots to ramp up waning immunity, new research examining the durability of flu vaccination indicates significantly dwindling protection...

FDA Warns Providers to Stop Using Eco-Med Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging healthcare providers to immediately stop use of and discard all Eco-Med ultrasound gels and lotions because...

Doxycycline Trumps Azithromycin for Asymptomatic Rectal Chlamydia

A 1-week course of doxycycline is more effective than single-dose azithromycin to treat rectal chlamydia in men who have sex with men (MSM), according to...

FDA to Add Myocarditis Warning to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adding a warning...

More Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Was in US by Christmas 2019

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken...

Report Shows Decline in Black Ob/Gyn Residents From 2014 to 2019

There has been a steady decline in the proportion of Black ob.gyn. residents from 2014 to 2019, according to new research published in JAMA Network...

New Botulism Guidelines Focus on Mass-Casualty Events

Botulinum toxin is said to be the most lethal substance known. Inhaling just 1-3 nanograms of toxin per kilogram of body mass constitutes a lethal dose. ...

West Va. City Takes Big 3 Drug Distributors to Court Over Opioids

(Reuters) – The three largest U.S. drug distributors are facing trial on Monday in West Virginia in a lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid...

CDC Guidelines Coming on ‘Daunting’ Challenge of Long COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is finalizing new...

Turnout Low as Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Returns in Florida

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Turnout was so low for the...

Do You Still Need to Wear a Mask Outdoors?

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, says the agency may revise its guidance on whether people should wear face masks outside. “We’ll be looking at the...

End Pause of J&J Vaccine, but Add Warning

Editor’s note: The FDA and CDC lifted the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Friday evening, within hours of ACIP’s decision. Use of the...

FDA, CDC Lift Suspension of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will add a warning...

CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday declared racism a serious public health threat and outlined steps it will take to address...

Dining Restrictions, Mask Mandates Tied to Less Illness, Death: CDC

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The numbers are in to back up two policies designed to restrict the spread...

CDC Panel Sounds Alarm on Variants, Even as Vaccine Supply Rises

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Expanding the number of Americans vaccinated against SARS-COV-2 will aid in...

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Wins Backing of FDA Panel

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An FDA advisory panel lent their support today to a rapid...