Category: Industry Updates

New Jersey- The flu is here, and it’s going to get worse

The flu has officially landed in New Jersey. Though activity is still low, it’s a sign of what’s to come in the next few months. So, if you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, now is the time, experts say. Last year’s

Washington DE- Doctors issue warnings after reports of flu-related deaths | WJLA

Doctors are issuing warnings to people after several reports of flu-related deaths. In North Carolina, two flu-related deaths were reported. A 29-year-old lawyer died from a heart attack after complications from the flu, and an older person also died. Flu

Doctors Urge CDC to Clarify Rx Opioid Guideline 

Dr. Kertesz believes many chronic pain patients have suffered under the guideline, because it has led to widespread tapering and discontinuation of opioids. He invited other healthcare professionals to co-sign the letter. To date, well over 200 have. To see

Texas Influenza Surveillance Summer Report

Current Extended Flu Activity Report (PDF) (September 23, 2018 – September 29, 2018) Report produced on 10/05/2018 Summary: Influenza activity remains low across the state of Texas. It appears that influenza activity peaked in late January. Compared to the previous week, the

Opioid prescribers in Georgia get letters from U.S. Attorney

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta have put about 30 doctors on notice that they’ve been identified for prescribing opioids in significantly greater quantities or doses than their peers. The doctors, who were not publicly identified but work in the metro and

15 Years with My Pain Dr. and My Last Appointment Became My Final Appointment – National Pain Report

Editor’s Note: John Sandherr is a 58-year old man who lives near Pittsburgh, Pa. He has suffered from chronic pain for thirty years and has undergone 10 surgeries. . He is an arachnoiditis survivor and is an outspoken chronic pain advocate.

WHO | Influenza update – 325

Information in this report is categorized by influenza transmission zones, which are geographical groups of countries, areas or territories with similar influenza transmission patterns. For more information on influenza transmission zones, see the link below: Influenza Transmission Zones pdf, 659kb

WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine | CIDRAP

Following a meeting in Geneva this week, the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) flu vaccine advisory group today recommended changing two of the four components for quadrivalent vaccines to be produced for the Northern Hemisphere 2018-19 flu season. The group recommended

Flu Vaccine 2019: Will It Be Better?

After a flu season that hit hard in Australia and the United States, scientists are trying to see what lessons can be applied to the vaccine for next winter’s season.After a bad flu season in the Southern Hemisphere last fall, many in

How a startup hopes to treat the rural opioid epidemic, at a profit

When Elizabeth Zeinner turned 18, she used her savings to buy a run-down house on Conwell Street in Aurora, Indiana, a town of just under 4,000 residents on the edge of the greater Cincinnati area. Located on the banks of