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Cook County Judge Orders Chicago Police Union President John Catanzara to Stop Making Public Comments Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

492 John Catanzara, Chicago Fraternal Order of Police president, says the vaccine mandate policy ‘doesn’t make any sense’ and explains why he is asking officers not to report their vaccination status. YouTube Tips ⓘ Cook […]

This illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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FDA & CDC: Pause Johnson & Johnson Vaccines During Investigation of Rare Blood Clotting Disorder in Brain in 6 Recipients

206 The FDA and CDC on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 recommended a pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six United States recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine developed a […]

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Owner of Sport Supplement Company MedFitRX Inc Sentenced for Unlawful Distribution of Steroid-Like Drugs

690 A North Carolina sport supplement company owner was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to introducing unapproved new drugs into interstate commerce, the Department of Justice announced. […]

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Advisory Committee for CDC Recommends First Population Groups to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations As One Person Dies Per Minute of Coronavirus COVID-19 Illness

124 First Phase Priority Includes 21 Million Health Care Workers and 3 Million Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities, But Not Paramedics and Other First Responders Health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities will […]

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Illinois Among States Involved in Multi-State Outbreak of Cyclospora from Contaminated Salads Made by Fresh Express; May Also Be the Source of Infection

726 Over 600 people have become infected by the parasite Cyclospora, suffering infections linked to salad mixes manufactured by Fresh Express. According to a release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there were 641 […]

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FDA Clarifies that Less Penetrating Self-Swab Test Update at Collection Sites Doesn’t Mean Individuals Can Use At-Home Test Kits for Coronavirus COVID-19

324 The FDA has clarified that less penetrating Self-Swabs to be implemented at Collection Sites does not mean that individuals can use At-Home Kits to test for Coronavirus COVID-19. Vice President Mike Pence recently spoke […]

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Cepheid Receives Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Test — Diagnostic Test for Coronavirus COVID-19

523 Cepheid’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Persing, discusses Cepheid’s new diagnostic test for qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. Cepheid today announced it has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. […]

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Expands Voluntary Recall of High Blood Pressure Pill Losartan

449 Torrent Pharmaceuticals is expanding its voluntary recall to include five additional lots of losartan potassium tablets (three lots of losartan potassium tablets and two lots of losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) combination tablets). The recall is […]

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FDA Warns Lake Forest-Based Generic Drug Company Akorn, Inc. About Unsterile Distribution Processes at Plants

178 Manufacturing problems involving quality and aseptic technique at Akorn Inc.’s New Jersey plant “pose a risk to patients,” according to U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulators. The Lake Forest, Illinois-based generic drug manufacturer […]

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BrightFarms, Supplying Grocers in Illinois and Wisconsin, Recalls Vegetables for Possible E. coli Contamination

53 According to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Roundy’s Supermarkets due to the potential presence of E. coli at its Rochelle, Illinois […]

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FDA Sends Warning Letter to Pfizer Unit Meridian Medical Technologies About EpiPens Failing to Fire Defect

94 The Food and Drug Administration has learned of “hundreds of complaints” about the anti-allergy EpiPen device has misfired “during life-threatening emergencies.” In some cases involving misfiring, people later died. EpiPens are used to deliver […]