21 May 2020

IVC 2020 CANCELLED

The 18th Annual International Vein Congress, scheduled for July 9-11 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in collaboration with the Society for Vascular Surgery, has been cancelled. “ I just cancelled IVC today,” Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, told Vein Therapy News May 21. “We’ll be doing some video and

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08 May 2020

THE TSA HOARDED 1.3 MILLION N95 MASKS EVEN THOUGH AIRPORTS ARE EMPTY AND IT DOESN’T NEED THEM

new graph       TSA officials stockpiled a huge shipment of N95 masks they knew they didn’t need even after two agency officials asked to donate them. Airport traffic fell 95 percent, and the masks have sat unused as hospitals searched desperately for them.   By J. David McSwane

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04 May 2020

REMDESIVIR: GILEAD IS DONATING ITS SUPPLY, BUT WHAT’S A FAIR PRICE?

  How much should Gilead Sciences charge for its now-authorized COVID-19 therapy remdesivir? Up to $4,460 per patient, an influential pricing watchdog figures. While Gilead has yet to present a marketing plan for the first coronavirus treatment to have shown clinical benefits in a well-designed randomized study, the Institute for Clinical and

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24 Apr 2020

AVLS GOES HYBRID FOR ITS 34TH ANNUAL CONGRESS OFFERING IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE

  The American Vein & Lymphatic Society, which earlier moved its 34th Annual Congress from November to October 15-18 at the Washington Hilton, has offered changes to its format to accommodate attendees who may not want to travel to a large meeting this year because of lingering effects from coronavirus

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23 Apr 2020

LARGE NY COVID-19 STUDY PRESENTS CHARACTERISTICS, COMORBIDITIES, OUTCOMES OF 5,700 PATIENTS

  The Northwell Health COVID-19 Research Consortium, with support from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, described the clinical course and outcomes of 5,700 Northwell patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 – the largest hospitalized patient cohort to date from the United States – between March 1 and April 4. The

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31 Mar 2020

U.S. TAXPAYERS PAID MILLIONS TO DESIGN A LOW-COST VENTILATOR FOR A PANDEMIC: INSTEAD, A ROYAL PHILIPS N.V. SUBSIDIARY IS SELLING VERSIONS OF IT OVERSEAS.

    By Patricia Callahan, Sebastian Rotella and Tim Golden ProPublica   Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tried to plug a crucial hole in its preparations for a global pandemic, signing a $13.8 million contract with a Pennsylvania manufacturer to create a low-cost, portable, easy-to-use ventilator that

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28 Mar 2020

MEDTRONIC FOUNDATION GIVES $10 MILLION MORE TO COVID-19 EFFORTS

  The Medtronic  Foundation is making an additional $10 million in contributions to COVID-19 relief efforts around the world. The Fridley, Minn.-based company spokesman said that the funds will be put toward training and supervising frontline health workers, ensuring their safety (including the provision of personal protective equipmonprofit partners working

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28 Mar 2020

PHYSICIANS FEAR FOR THEIR FAMILIES AS THEY BATTLE CORONAVIRUS WITH TOO LITTLE ARMOR

  By Laura Ungar Dr. Jessica Kisoip0s’ twin girls cry most mornings when she goes to work. They’re 9, old enough to know she could catch the coronavirus from her patients and get so sick she could die. Kiss shares that fear and worries at least as much about bringing the virus

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21 Mar 2020

RADIOLOGY EXPERTS LIST COVID-19 BEST PRACTICES

  By Kate Madden Yee A panel of experts from six institutions has released a list of best practices for radiology preparedness during the coronavirus health crisis. It was published March 16 in the journal Radiology. The article describes priorities for handling coronavirus cases and strategies radiology departments can put

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21 Mar 2020

A MEDICAL WORKER DESCRIBES TERRIFYING LUNG FAILURE FROM COVID-19 — EVEN IN HIS YOUNG PATIENTS

“It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy shit, this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.”   By Lizzie Presser   As of

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