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Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes arrives for a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, July 17, 2019. Stephen Lam | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Former Safeway CEO Steve Burd on Wednesday testified in the Elizabeth Holmes criminal fraud trial, saying repeated delays with Theranos’ blood-testing machine raised red flags about his
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A maquiladora worker receives a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at a Lear Corp. factory in Ciudad Jurez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on Tuesday August, 23, 2021. Paul Ratje | Bloomberg | Getty Images Just 37% of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, almost half the rate
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In this article PFE Safeway pharmacist Ashley McGee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination at a vaccination booster shot clinic on October 01, 2021 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The effectiveness of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine against infection tumbles over several months, falling from a peak of
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Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing to examine an update from Federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on May 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jim
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference after meeting with students at James Denman Middle School on October 01, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images California will require students attending school in person to get vaccinated for Covid-19 following full approval by the Food and Drug Administration, Gov. Gavin
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In this article MRK A nurse tends to a Covid-19 patient at SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, August 24, 2021. Nick Oxford | Reuters Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics plan to seek emergency authorization for their oral antiviral treatment for Covid-19, after the medicine showed “compelling results” in clinical trials. The drug, molnupiravir,
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A constant barrage of misinformation has Idaho healthcare workers facing increased animosity from some patients and community members, officials say. It’s gotten so bad in northern Idaho that some Kootenai Health employees are scared to go to the grocery store if they haven’t changed out of their scrubs, said hospital spokeswoman Caiti Bobbitt on Tuesday.
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., and husband Billy Evans leave federal court in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF ’ In the first dramatic showdown at the Elizabeth Holmes’ trial, defense attorney Lance Wade aggressively questioned the company’s former lab director about
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A woman receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as a booster dose at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, August 14, 2021. Hannah Beier | Reuters More than 400,000 Americans received a Covid-19 booster shot at pharmacies over the weekend after the CDC cleared third doses of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s vaccine to a wide array of Americans, White
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Hospitals and nursing homes around the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for healthcare workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. With ultimatums taking effect this week in states like New York, California, Rhode Island and Connecticut, the fear is that some employees will quit or let themselves be fired or
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Intermountain Healthcare plans to launch a new subsidiary, Tellica Imaging, to offer MRIs and CT scans outside its hospitals, the company announced Monday. The new entity will kick off operations in Utah, with plans to open three standalone imaging sites in the Beehive State later this year, before adding at least five more locations starting
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The AARP has named Oak Street Health its primary care provider of choice in a deal that reflects an evolving senior care market increasingly dominated by tech-enabled clinics operating under value-based care contracts. Come Jan. 1, all Oak Street Health members will automatically receive free AARP memberships, said Dr. Griffin Myers, chief medical officer at
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Centene Corp. is officially short an executive vice president of healthcare enterprises, with the St. Louis-based insurer “mutually agreeing” that longtime executive Jeffrey Schwaneke should resign last week. Schwaneke worked at the insurer for 13 years. As part of its separation agreement, Schwaneke will receive a year’s salary and subsidized COBRA benefits, according to a
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Adherence to most recommended care practices to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease was consistently higher among people of color compared to white patients yet those groups still have poorer outcomes from the disease, according to new research. The analysis, published Monday in JAMA Network Open, examined de-identified medical and pharmacy claims, electronic health
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