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South African firm to make Pfizer vaccine, first in Africa

Pfizer says a South African firm will begin producing the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine By ANDREW MELDRUM and MARIA CHENG Associated Press July 21, 2021, 11:56 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JOHANNESBURG — A South African firm will begin producing the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the first time that the… Read More »

House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »

FDA Approves Pradaxa (dabigatran) as First Oral Blood Thinning Medication for Children

June 21, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) oral pellets to treat children 3 months to less than 12 years old with venous thromboembolism (a condition where blood clots form in the veins) directly after they have been treated with a blood thinner given by injection for at… Read More »