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Majority say states reopened too quickly

New polling shows a majority of U.S. adults believe state governments reopened too quickly in the spring, a move they say fueled renewed coronavirus outbreaks nationwide. Pew Research Center found that 69% of those surveyed think most states now seeing surges of new cases, such as Georgia, Florida, and Texas, reopened their economies too early… Read More »

Oscar expands into 4 new states, touts new virtual primary care option

Dive Brief: Startup payer Oscar announced a major expansion of both its national presence and virtual healthcare services Thursday, the latter spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic. New York City-based Oscar said it is expanding into four new states in 2021: Oklahoma, Iowa, North Carolina and Arkansas. It is also expanding into new counties in… Read More »

Pharmacy that was state’s largest recipient of opioids to pay $11 million in settlement – The Boston Globe

Advertisement A spokeswoman for the pharmacy said new leadership came in 2017 and significantly changed how the company operated, including eliminating a program the attorney general’s office later targeted in its investigation. “Since 2017, when new leadership took responsibility for many senior roles in the organization, IWP undertook a comprehensive review and update of many… Read More »

Some coronavirus test kits shipped to states are not working as expected, the CDC says

As a result, the CDC is remaking parts of the test kits after some produced inconclusive test results. The kits were sent to the states to speed up the testing process, the CDC’s Nancy Messonnier told reporters Wednesday. The states found out the flaw during the verification process. For quality control, when states get any… Read More »

Bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products recalled in four states

Blue Grass Quality Meats is recalling 121,083 pounds of the products because they contain soy, an allergen that’s not declared on the product labels, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday. The bacon and turkey breast items — all Cajun style — were produced on various dates between October 29,… Read More »