Dr. Scott Gottlieb says rising monkeypox cases suggest it’s spread ‘pretty wide’

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says rising monkeypox cases suggest it’s spread ‘pretty wide’

The rising number of monkeypox cases in the U.S. and Europe suggest the virus has already spread widely across communities, but it won’t likely cause a major epidemic like Covid, Pfizer board member and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday.  “Now that there’s been community spread, it may be hard to…

CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended a Pfizer Covid booster shot for children ages 5 to 11 at least five months after their primary vaccination series, as infections rise across the country and immunity from the first two doses wanes off. The CDC’s panel of independent vaccine vaccines experts voted overwhelmingly…

‘A dereliction of duty:’ U.S. lawmakers grill FDA commissioner over baby formula shortage 

‘A dereliction of duty:’ U.S. lawmakers grill FDA commissioner over baby formula shortage 

Robert Califf testifies during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images U.S. lawmakers on Thursday grilled Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf about a nationwide…

Unnecessary deaths seen if Congress doesn’t pass Covid funds: official

Unnecessary deaths seen if Congress doesn’t pass Covid funds: official

Top U.S. health officials on Wednesday reiterated their calls for Congress to pass funding for the nation’s fight against Covid-19, warning that failure to act now would result in an unnecessary loss of life in the fall and winter. Their warning comes as new infections and hospitalizations are on the rise as the more transmissible…

CDC probing 180 cases of kids with acute hepatitis of unknown cause

CDC probing 180 cases of kids with acute hepatitis of unknown cause

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Tami Chappell | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating 180 cases of children who suddenly developed severe hepatitis across 36 states and territories, an increase of 71 cases since the public health agency’s last update earlier this month….

Senate panel investigates Abbott tax practices after contamination shut down baby formula plant

Senate panel investigates Abbott tax practices after contamination shut down baby formula plant

The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday opened an investigation into Abbott Labs, the company at the center of a baby formula shortage in the U.S. Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter to CEO Robert Ford requesting information on Abbott’s international tax practices and $8 billion in stock buybacks the company has authorized…

U.S. health officials hold Covid briefing as cases and hospitalizations soar again

U.S. health officials hold Covid briefing as cases and hospitalizations soar again

[The stream is slated to start at 10:45 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Senior U.S. health officials are holding a Covid-19 press conference for the first time in over a month, as infections and hospitalizations are on the rise as more transmissible omicron…

WHO calls for probe into Russia attacks on Ukraine health facilities

WHO calls for probe into Russia attacks on Ukraine health facilities

CHERNIHIV, UKRAINE – MAY 09: A healthcare professional searches for medicines and medical equipment in a destroyed hospital as Russian attacks continue in Chernihiv, Ukraine on May 09, 2022. Patients are treated in additional buildings as health services are disrupted due to the destroyed hospitals. (Photo by Abdullah Unver/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Anadolu Agency…