CDC Reports Over 109,000 Overdose Deaths in 12-Month Period

President Biden’s administration seeking to stop manufacturers of lethal counterfeit drugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new data reporting more than 109,000 deaths…

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CDC Receives More Complaints of Contaminated Eye Drops

81 patients now suffer from a rare strain of bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its report regarding bacterial contamination in eye drops, identifying EzriCare artificial…

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CDC Director Announces Resignation

Now that the COVID public health emergency has ended, Dr. Walensky feels she completed her tenure. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky announced that she…

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FDA Approves First Vaccine for Respiratory Syncytial Virus

First doses will be available in the Fall.  British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced this week that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved their respiratory syncytial virus…

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House Legislators Hold Debate on COVID School Closure

The leaders all agreed that the pandemic-related school closures were handled incorrectly. House legislators spent this week arguing over the cause of COVID-19 school closures and how best…

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CDC Warns of Fungal Spread in Health Care Facilities

Data from 2020-2021 shows a doubling of Candida auris infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned the public this week of an increase of deadly…

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CDC Announces Funding Opportunities for Overdose Prevention

Officials say the funding will support innovation and expansion of harm-reducing strategies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued two Notices of Funding Opportunities under the Overdose…

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CDC Recommends Screening for Hepatitis B 

The agency says those who are infected may not be aware of it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report that states all adults…

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Asbury Attendees Exposed to Measles 

CDC urges doctors to be on alert.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said as many as 20,000 people who attended the revival gathering at Asbury…

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CDC Advisers Vote to Recommend Bavarian Nordic Mpox Vaccine

Unanimous support follows studies showing 66%-83% effectiveness. The panel of outside advisers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unanimously voted last week to recommend the…

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