Martin Shkreli Barred From Drug Industry and Must Repay $64.6 Million

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive best known for unapologetically hiking the price of a lifesaving medication, must pay $64.6 million and will be barred for life from the drug…

Why Your COVID Test Results Take That Long

Jan. 14, 2022 — As the Omicron variant has swept across the U.S., now blamed for more than 98% of COVID-19 infections, the demand for testing at labs has skyrocketed…

For Coronavirus Testing, the Nose May Not Always Be Best

The complications Saliva also has trade-offs. While the virus appears to build up in saliva early, the nose may be a better place to detect it later in the course…

More Folks Drive High When Pot Made Legal

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Here’s more evidence that marijuana may make driving more dangerous: As pot has been legalized in more countries…

Senate Panel OKs Califf Nomination for F.D.A. Chief

As a cardiologist, Dr. Califf spent decades leading clinical trials at the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Most recently, he led clinical policy and strategy for Verily, the…

Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

Jan. 13, 2022 — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for large businesses but said a similar one may continue while challenges to the…

Biden Announces 500 Million More Tests Will be Purchased for Americans

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday stepped up his administration’s response to a coronavirus surge driven by the Omicron variant, sending what he said is urgently needed help to overwhelmed…

HPV Vaccine Could Shifts Rates of Non-Cervical Cancers

Jan. 12, 2022 — A recent headline about dramatic reductions in cervical cancer among young women as a result of the HPV vaccine did not tell the whole story of…

Amtrak Pays $2 Million to Passengers With Disabilities Who Faced Obstacles at Stations

Amtrak has paid more than $2 million to over 1,500 people with disabilities whom it discriminated against at nearly 80 train stations across the country, from Tuscaloosa to Topeka, the…

CDC to Recommend You Wear Better Masks as Omicron Spreads

Jan. 12, 2022 — The CDC is preparing to update its COVID-19 mask recommendations to emphasize the use of N95 and KN95 masks that better filter the virus, Director Rochelle…