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Twitter Army Lashes Out at Sen. Ron Johnson’s “COVID-19: A Second Opinion Panel” in Washington D.C.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis, hosted a panel session at the Russell Senate Office Building, Kennedy Caucus Room 325 in Washington, D.C., 9:00 a.m. ET, Monday January 24, 2022 featuring critics of the COVID-19 vaccines and […]

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Skokie Physician Charged With Unlawfully Using Veterinary Catheters During Intrauterine Inseminations on Patients

CHICAGO — A Chicago-area physician unlawfully used veterinary catheters to perform intrauterine inseminations (IUI) on his patients, according to a federal criminal charge filed today. A criminal case filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago […]

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Newberg, Oregon Resident Sentenced to Year in Federal Prison for Selling Weight-Loss Product with Unapproved Additive that Likely Killed Chicago Man

CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a man to a year in prison for manufacturing and selling a purported weight-loss product containing the unapproved additive 2,4-Dinitrophenol, known as DNP. 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) is […]

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

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 County […]

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

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 rare […]

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

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. Brian […]

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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

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 be […]

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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

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 cases […]

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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

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 about […]

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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

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. Food […]

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Expands Voluntary Recall of High Blood Pressure Pill Losartan

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 due […]

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

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 received […]