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Young Adults Have Low Vaccination Rate, CDC Says

The national rate of vaccinations for COVID-19 is lagging, and the CDC may have discovered why: Young Americans are not clamoring to get vaccinated. As of May 22, 57% of adults in the U.S. had received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says. Among people 65 and…

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EU again extends flexibility for official controls due to COVID-19

The European Commission has again extended temporary food safety rules on official controls because of the coronavirus pandemic. Updated legislation states the flexibility given to EU countries is needed as problems are likely to continue in the coming months and to help authorities plan checks. Officials from member states told the EU Commission that because…

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BMS Withdraws Istodax from Market for Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma Following Confirmatory Phase 3 Trial Data

Bristol Myers Squibb announced that it is withdrawing Istodax from the market for its peripheral T-cell lymphoma indication after a confirmatory Phase 3 study did not achieve its primary efficacy endpoint. Celgene Corporation, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb, received accelerated approval by the U.S. FDA in 2011 for Istodax (romidepsin) as monotherapy for the treatment…

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Federal Lawmakers Question Tenet’s Use of CARES Act Funds

Four Massachusetts lawmakers are seeking answers from Tenet Healthcare about how the sprawling system used federal taxpayer funds, including grants and loans from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The group questioned whether Dallas-based Tenet used the funds “to enrich its executives and shareholders rather than meet the needs of its healthcare…

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University of Manitoba Participates in Two Studies Indicating Full Dose Blood Thinners Benefit Moderately Ill COVID-19 Patients

The use of heparin (a blood thinner) in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 improves survival and reduces the need for vital organ support such as mechanical ventilation in moderately ill patients but doesn’t yield the same positive outcomes among critically ill patients already requiring life support. This conclusion is based on two Canadian-led clinical trials published…

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MCA Secures Grant from Bristol Myers Squibb to Develop Clinical Trials Academy, Powering Hispanic Research Cluster

The Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) announced it received a $163,000 grant from global pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS). A TrialSite partner, the MCA received the grant to help the organization grow the clinical research workforce and clinics in the El Paso, Texas region. The organization plans on launching a Clinical Trial Academy that will help…

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England to lift virus restrictions as Israel raises vaccine fears

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday revealed plans to lift most of England’s coronavirus restrictions, including face masks and social distancing from July 19, urging personal responsibility rather than government edict. His announcement came as experts in Israel, which led the way in vaccination, expressed concern that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine widely…

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Sturgis Bike Rally Revs Back Bigger, Despite Virus Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Crowds of bikers are rumbling their way towards South Dakota’s Black Hills this week, raising fears that COVID-19 infections will be unleashed among the 700,000 people expected to show up at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The rally, which starts Friday, has…

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