Tag Archives: drug

Essential Reads: SBIRT for Women with Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

Critical to the wellbeing of pregnant women and their infants is universal screening for drug and alcohol use. This is an essential first step in identifying women with harmful substance use and connecting them with appropriate services.  Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT has been shown to be a quick and effective… Read More »

Supreme Court will hear case over Trump admin’s 340B drug program cuts to hospitals

Dive Brief: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving the Trump administration’s cuts of Medicare Part B reimbursement for drugs that hospitals obtain under the 340B program. The case pivots on whether CMS has the authority to make payment cuts under the outpatient prospective payment system. The justices are expected to hear… Read More »

Fewer Illicit Drug Seizures Seen During Lockdowns

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Seizures of illegal drugs fell sharply in the United States during early COVID-19 lockdowns, but spiked once stay-at-home orders eased. Researchers studied seizures of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl in five locations between March 2019 (a year before the pandemic began in the United States) through September… Read More »

Gilead’s Veklury becomes first FDA-approved drug for treating COVID-19

Dive Brief: The Food and Drug Administration has granted a full approval to Gilead’s COVID-19 drug Veklury, making it the first medicine to win a standard clearance from the agency to treat the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The FDA authorized Veklury for emergency use in May, a declaration that’s only valid during a… Read More »

Drug company influence on journalism

Many times through the years, HealthNewsReview.org has criticized the National Press Foundation in Washington, DC, for accepting drug company funding for journalism training.  (See articles from June 2009, July 2009, August 2010, September 2010, October 2010, March 2014, March 2015, December 2015, November 2019. I may have missed a few, but you get the picture.) They’re doing it… Read More »