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Would The U.S. Health System Be Ready For A Surge In Coronavirus Cases? – NPR

Enlarge this image The first U.S. case of COVID-19 was treated at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. Robin Addison, a nurse there, demonstrates how she wears a respirator helmet with a face shield intended to prevent infection. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption toggle caption Ted S. Warren/AP Another U.S. case of infection with… Read More »

As confirmed cases of coronavirus surge, path grows uncertain

The number of confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus surged to nearly 17,400 by Monday, and a Harvard epidemiologist says that it’s likely as many as 100,000 are already infected, so he expects the official tally to continue to climb steeply. “Many epidemiologists and people who are following this outbreak closely are assuming that it’s… Read More »

Epic arms clinicians with software update to detect coronavirus cases

With concern growing about the spread of the coronavirus, healthcare IT vendor Epic has updated its standard travel screening questionnaire to identify possible cases. On January 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a third person in the United States tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The first U.S. case was reported on… Read More »

Drug Giants Close In on a $50 Billion Settlement of Opioid Cases

CLEVELAND — The nation’s three largest drug distributors and two manufacturers have agreed with multiple states on a framework to resolve thousands of opioid cases with a settlement worth nearly $ 50 billion in cash and addiction treatments, according to three people familiar with the negotiations. The agreement would release AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson… Read More »

More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping

States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while 12 more are under investigation. California is looking into 19 such cases. The New York State Department of Health said Friday it was “actively investigating” 11 cases. Indiana and New Jersey both reported… Read More »