Seven Senate Democrats request ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley over Capitol riot
Seven Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint on Thursday against Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Auris Health Announces Publication of Results from BENEFIT Study of MONARCH ® Platform in CHEST
This study was conducted using strict definitions for diagnostic yield. In previous studies, variations in the definition of yield led to overestimation of a successful bronchoscopy. Given this strict trial design, the diagnostic yield of 74.1% is promising, and we hope this sets the stage for future multicenter trials,” said Dr. Silvestri, Hillenbrand Professor of Thoracic Oncology at Medical University. “We are thrilled to be making a meaningful impact on the diagnosis of lung conditions, particularly in patients with small and difficult to reach nodules that may progress to something more serious,” sai...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Trump Is Gone, Trumpism Lives On
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) Impeachment or no impeachment, Trump is out of the White House. Trump goes with an approval rating of 34%, far behind his predecessor Barack Obama’s 60%. A majority, 54%, said Trump ought to be removed from office before January 20, according to a new CNN poll, for his role in the January 6 events, when Trump incited his supporters to storm the US Capitol. Battle for America’s soul “Has America lost its soul?”, asked Peter Singer, the famous ethics and morality philosopher. More than 70 million, or 47% of Americans voted for Trump. With 21,000 votes in thr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Analysis of bystander behavior towards intimate partner violence via Peerformance - Yoshihama M, Hammock AC, Baidoun F.
This study of a South Asian community in the midwestern USA examines what bystanders do when they witness an incident of intimate partner violence (IPV). Because of ethical and safety constraints, in lieu of observation in a natural setting, data were coll... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Modelling the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on violent discipline against children - Fabbri C, Bhatia A, Petzold M, Jugder M, Guedes A, Cappa C, Devries K.
This study estimated the anticipated eff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethics and challenging conversations, RCGP (updated 14th January 2021)
This guidance supports GPs with making challenging decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.Update in this version (14th January 2021) - updated FAQs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OSU medical ethics scholar weighs in on Oregon's vaccine distribution
When resources are scarce, it's important for public officials to communicate clearly about the allocation plan. That hasn't happened, says OSU professor Courtney Campbell. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OSU medical ethics scholar weighs in on Oregon's vaccine distribution
When resources are scarce, it's important for public officials to communicate clearly about the allocation plan. That hasn't happened, says OSU professor Courtney Campbell. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Chaotic and Failing -- Ethicist Cites COVID Vaccine Distribution Chaotic and Failing -- Ethicist Cites COVID Vaccine Distribution
Bioethicist Art Caplan discusses problems surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the United States.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Interim Phase 1/2a Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
January 13, 2021 -- Interim Phase 1/2a data were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrating that the Company’s single-dose investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate (JNJ-78436735) – being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson – provided an immune response that lasted for at least 71 days, the duration of time measured in this study in participants aged 18-55 years. A preview of part of these interim data was posted on medRxiv in September 2020.The Phase 1/2a interim analysis showed that the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate induced a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Should People Be Paid to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? Should People Be Paid to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Some people have suggested paying US adults $1000 or more to complete the vaccinations to speed herd immunity. Others say that idea has ethical and practical flaws.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

College Football Players May Underestimate Their Risks of Concussion or Injury College Football Players May Underestimate Their Risks of Concussion or Injury
College football players likely underestimate their risks for injury and concussion, which raises ethical concerns about athletes'informed participation in sports, according to a team of bioethics and sports medicine specialists.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

The "rules of the road": ethics, firearms, and the physician's "lane" - Shultz BN, Tolchin B, Kraschel KL.
Physicians play a critical role in preventing and treating firearm injury, although the scope of that role remains contentious and lacks systematic definition. This piece aims to utilize the fundamental principles of medical ethics to present a framework... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Alasdair Macintyre's challenge: police corruption, management ethics, and the indispensable virtues of integrity and constancy - Loomis D, Loomis S.
This paper investigates some of the information conditions necessary for the preservation of police officers' individual and collective moral agency, particularly the virtues of integrity and constancy, which can diminish in markedly rule-based, informatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pope Francis to have COVID-19 vaccine, says it is the ethical choice for all
Pope Francis said on Saturday he planned to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as next week and urged everyone to get a shot, to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Windsor-Essex hospitals facing backlash for offering vaccine to managers and executives
The head of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says ethical guidelines are being ignored in the distribution of the vaccine in the region. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Ethics framework for use in acute paediatric settings during COVID-19 pandemic, RCPCH (updated 7th January 2021)
This ethical framework is a modification of guidance developed for treatment decisions relating to adults. The principles relating to decisions for children in the setting of the pandemic are the same as those for adults. The framework emphasises that decisions should be ethically consistent and apply to patients both with COVID-related and non-COVID related illness. Updates in this version (8 January 2021) Addition of section on prioritisation of non-critical care treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethical dimensions of COVID-19 for frontline staff, RCP (updated 30th December 2020)
The Royal College of Physicians has published ethical guidance for frontline staff dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by more than a dozen other health organisations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A critical analysis of the American Nurses Association Position Statement on Workplace Violence: ethical implications - Copeland D.
In 2015, the American Nurses Association issued a position statement on workplace violence. An authoritative, disciplinary position is critically important to inform policies and recommendations addressing this significant issue in nursing. Position stat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Ethics in science and government featured in fast-paced Ethics Day
NIEHS Ethics Day featured a fast-paced review of ethics topics in science and government, led by NIEHS Ethics Office Director Bruce Androphy. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Seventh annual NIEHS Ethics Day instructs and entertains
The annual NIEHS Ethics Day training mixed humor with problem solving, and featured talks by two outside ethicists. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scientific and Ethical Considerations for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials; Public Meeting - 02/02/2021 - 02/03/2021
The meeting is intended to gather industry, patient, clinician, researcher, institutional review board, ethicist, professional society and other stakeholder input on the scientific and ethical issues that surround the inclusion of pregnant women in clinical trials for drug development. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

More than 200 Google employees have formed a union, and workers are calling it 'a long time coming' after years of turmoil inside the company
The Alphabet Workers Union will be open to all 120,000 employees in the US and Canada, and is intended to promote inclusivity and ethics... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DC watchdog group calls for Trump to be impeached, again - Business Insider
Donald Trump "has been caught on tape trying to rig a presidential election," said the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wrist and hand postures when falling and description of the upper limb falling reflex - Giddins G, Giddins H.
INTRODUCTION: Falling studies, i.e. assessing what happens when an individual falls, have been conducted in controlled environments but not in field studies for ethical reasons; this potentially limits the validity and applicability of previous studies. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Shield some and let others carry on? This Covid theory is dangerous, and foolish | Charlotte Summers
The concept is not only impractical, it creates an ‘them and us’ mentality. Everyone’s health matters, or no one’s health mattersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere is currently a discussion, relayed by media such asthe Sun andMailOnline and circulated on social media, about the way Covid-19 predominantly impacts older people and those who have pre-existing health conditions. Some are advocating that those who are healthy and aged under 60 should not be subject to restrictions. There are several flaws in this narrative, from practical as well as ethical perspectiv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Summers Tags: Coronavirus Epidemics Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

Symposium Speakers Discuss Looming PALTC Issues and Solutions for Brighter Future
After spending two days listening to expert guidance, inspirational stories, research updates, and best practices, the participants in AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s “Leadership, Ethics& PALTC Virtual Symposium ” looked to the future and started to plan for brighter days. “This last session for all of us is about dreaming big, embracing innovation, and being nimble. We want to send you away with new ideas to think about as we move forward,” said Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, GNP, adjunct faculty at Johns Ho pkins University School of Nursing and senior advis...
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Leadership, Advocacy, and Communication in Crisis: COVID-19 and Beyond
Fear and uncertainty. Dallas Nelson, MD, CMD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, spoke honestly about her early reactions to COVID-19. During the recent “Leadership, Ethics& PALTC Virtual Symposium ” of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, she said, “In March, I felt a sense of impending doom. I knew it would be bad, but I didn’t know exactly what to expect.” There was “a lot of fear,” she recalled. Like many health care professionals, she was afraid of getting sick herself, but even more she worried about getting her...
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Technology for our future? Exploring the duty to report and processes of subjectification relating to digitalized suicide prevention - Broer T.
Digital and networking technologies are increasingly used to predict who is at risk of attempting suicide. Such digitalized suicide prevention within and beyond mental health care raises ethical, social and legal issues for a range of actors involved. Here... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Fueled by a History of Mistreatment, Black Americans Distrust the New COVID-19 Vaccines
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available to Americans, Brianna Clarke says she won’t be taking it. “I don’t trust the vaccine,” the 22-year-old says. “I think it’s too soon to have a vaccine.” Clarke, who lives in Willingboro, N.J., is among a significant number of Black Americans who are skeptical of the healthcare industry in general and, critically, the COVID-19 vaccines recently developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, more specifically. Over the past couple of weeks, the U.S. has averaged in the neighborhood of 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per d...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dezimey Kum Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Correction: Ethical and public health implications of genetic testing for suicide risk: family and survivor perspectives - Kious BM, Docherty AR, Botkin JR, Brown TR, Francis LP, Gray DD, Keeshin BR, Stark LA, Witte B, Coon H.
Correction to: Genetics in Medicine 2020; https://doi.org/10.1038/s41436-020-00982-1; published online 06 October 2020 This Article was originally published under Nature Research's License to Publish, but has now been made available under a [CC BY 4.0] ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Trump attorneys risk disciplinary action over wave of election suits
The attorneys behind President Trump’s failing effort to overturn the election are facing mounting ethics complaints for advancing what... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who Should Get the Covid-19 Vaccine Next? A Debate
With limited doses available, and a pandemic claiming more lives every day, a complex moral calculus has begun. Five thinkers weigh the choices ahead. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Bazelon Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ethics and Official Misconduct Race and Ethnicity Elderly United States Politics and Government Third World and Developing Countries Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ezike, Ngo Source Type: news

Google reportedly asked employees to ‘strike a positive tone’ in research paper
The search giant’s publication process has been in the spotlight since the firing of AI ethicist Timnit Gebru in early December. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Feds Sue Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart’s own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. Walmart operates more than 5,000...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Medicine Source Type: news

Firefighters Next in Line for Vaccine
By JOHN HANNA and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal advisory panel recommended Sunday that people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers should be next in line for COVID-19 shots, while a second vaccine began rolling out to hospitals as the nation works to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. The two developments came amid a vaccination program that began only in the last week and has given initial shots to about 556,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Firefighters Next in Line for Vaccine
By JOHN HANNA and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal advisory panel recommended Sunday that people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers should be next in line for COVID-19 shots, while a second vaccine began rolling out to hospitals as the nation works to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. The two developments came amid a vaccination program that began only in the last week and has given initial shots to about 556,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Firefighters Next in Line for Vaccine
By JOHN HANNA and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal advisory panel recommended Sunday that people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers should be next in line for COVID-19 shots, while a second vaccine began rolling out to hospitals as the nation works to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. The two developments came amid a vaccination program that began only in the last week and has given initial shots to about 556,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news