Supply struggles to meet demand in some COIVD-19 antibody infusion centers | KLBK | KAMC

LUBBOCK, Texas – Monoclonal antibody infusions have been a revolutionary treatment to help ensure that people with COVID-19 do not become seriously ill or, in some cases, can prevent hospitalization. Amid the growing cases of the Omicron variant, people are turning to this treatment again. However, some Lubbock infusion centers …

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Hunt Companies and VA Pacific Islands Health Care System Open New VA Clinic in Kalaeloa

“Today is a momentous day for the VA Pacific Island health care system and the tens of thousands of local veterans we serve,” said Dr. Adam robinson, director of VAPIHCS. “Project ALOHA will allow us to dramatically expand the services we provide to our veterans by increasing access to cutting-edge …

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Covid-19 vaccines save billions of dollars in the U.S. healthcare system

Senator Bernie Sanders, in another rant against the biopharmaceutical industry, criticized the makers of Covid-19 vaccines for the “obscene” profits generated by these drugs. Indeed, Pfizer has estimated that its global sales of its Comirnaty vaccine will be $ 36 billion and that of Moderna’s vaccine, Spikevax, should be between …

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Certain groups are excluded from the Montana covid test giveaway program

As the number of new cases of covid in Montana approached 1,000 every day in September, Shelly Stanley-Lehman worried about when the virus would reach her daycare in Billings. She wanted to have covid tests on hand to help prevent an outbreak from spreading through her business, but the stores …

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Nursing homes ask for visitation flexibility as Omicron rages

Seniors’ service organizations are now urging the Biden administration to provide flexibility to limit nursing home visits, citing expected increases in COVID-19 cases linked to the omicron variant. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidelines in November allowing visits for “all residents at any time.” While visitors …

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Former senator Johnny Isakson, a longtime veterans advocate, dies at 76

ATLANTA – Johnny Isakson, an affable Republican politician from Georgia who rose from the ranks of the state legislature to become a US senator known as an effective and behind-the-scenes consensus builder, died on Sunday. He was 76 years old. Isakson died in his pre-dawn sleep at his Atlanta home, …

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COLUMN OF JOEL MEKLER: Need long-term care? Don’t Expect Medicare to Cover | Lifestyles

Don’t fall for one of the biggest myths of all time: that Medicare covers long term care. If you thought Medicare would pay for long term care, like living in a retirement home, you are not alone. Medicare does not and has never covered long term care. Consider these statistics. …

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Omicron could set aside two leading COVID-19 drugs

WASHINGTON – As U.S. hospitals under pressure prepare for a new wave of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant, doctors warn of another challenge: the two standard drugs they used to fighting infections likely won’t work the new strain. For more than a year, antibody drugs from Regeneron …

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How to protect healthcare from government intrusion

People often complain that American health care is broken because we have a “free market” system. But, in fact, much of what is broken in health care in the United States is due to government intervention. The involvement of third-party payers, who are either funded or heavily regulated by the …

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