Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported that COVID-19 symptoms recurred after … Read more

Most Americans feel short mental health breaks boost their well-being, survey finds

article People walk under blooming cherry trees along the Tidal Basin on April 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) WASHINGTON – Mental health has been the focal point for many since the pandemic started. With stress and anxiety seemingly at an all-time high for many related to everyday life, a new health survey … Read more

insurance must cover cancer biomarker tests

PHOENIX (AP) – A bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday requires health insurers and the state’s Medicaid plan to pay for so-called “biomarker tests” that are needed for many modern cancer treatments. The legislation’s signing was hailed by the American Cancer Society, which called biomarker testing a critical step in … Read more

Mental health mobile response team has positive impact during first year in Hillsborough County schools

article TAMPA, Fla. – District leaders increased mental health services for Hillsborough County school students this year. Noticing the impact of COVID-19, the district added an additional 100 therapists and invested $1.4 million to create a mental health mobile response unit. The partnership with Gracepoint Health allows counselors to respond to schools when a student … Read more

Omicron as severe as previous COVID variants, large study finds

A sign requiring masks is seen outside of a closed-down business during the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Washington, US, December 27, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 5 (Reuters) – The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus is intrinsically as severe as previous variants, unlike assumptions … Read more

Allergy shortage medicine causing problems amid peak pollen season

Shortage of allergy medicines This year’s allergy season is an intense one but if you’re suffering you may face even more challenges finding medicine due to a shortage. DUMFRIES, Va. – This year’s allergy season is an intense one but if you’re suffering you may face even more challenges finding medicine. Over-the-counter medicines are reportedly … Read more

Health Plans Brace For Specialty Drugs Eclipsing 50% Of Prescription Spending

Specialty drugs are increasingly accounting for more than 50% of total health plan prescription … [+] spending, executives told attendees at the Asembia’s 2022 Specialty Pharmacy Summit, Tuesday, May 3, in Las Vegas. getty As more expensive specialty drugs from Alzheimer treatments to new drugs for cancer hit the US market, those handling prescriptions and … Read more

Bird flu puts organic chickens into lockdown from Pennsylvania to France

CHICAGO/PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) – Organic and free-range chickens have been thrown into lockdown. Egg-laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks as some US and European farmers temporarily keep flocks inside during lethal outbreaks of bird flu, according to egg … Read more

Plymouth-Canton Schools hold first Mental Health and Wellness fair on Saturday

Plymouth-Canton Schools hold first Mental Health and Wellness fair on Saturday “It’s so important that we’re connecting our families to resources around our community.” PLYMOUTH, Mich. (FOX 2) – “It can happen at any point. They can be somebody that is having a fantastic life and there could be something that is a traumatic event … Read more

Minnesota hospitals report cases of sudden hepatitis in children

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A puzzling outbreak of a sudden liver disease in children has been confirmed in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed they are investigating several cases of hepatitis in children reported by hospital systems. M Health Fairview confirmed they have reported at least two cases of hepatitis from an unknown origin. … Read more