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WASHINGTON (AP) — The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week. The Food and Drug Administration granted the authorization Thursday to the test's developer, Quest Diagnostics, which said it would...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first commercial test for Zika virus has been granted emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week. The Food and Drug Administration gave the authorization Thursday to test developer Quest Diagnostics, which said it could be available to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first commercial test for Zika virus has been granted emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week. The Food and Drug Administration gave the authorization Thursday to test developer Quest Diagnostics, which said it could be available to...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory. Health Secretary Ana Rius said the victim is a 70-year-old man from the San Juan metro area who...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor is seeking federal approval to extend Medicaid coverage to inmates who face serious health challenges immediately before they're released from prison. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Friday that the state is the first in the nation to make...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor is seeking federal approval to extend Medicaid coverage to inmates who face serious health challenges immediately before they're released from prison. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Friday that the state is the first in the nation to make...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's health secretary says the island has recorded its first Zika-related death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus. Ana Rius said Friday that a 70-year-old man infected with Zika died in February from a drop in blood platelets. The...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's health secretary says the island has recorded its first Zika-related death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus. Ana Rius said Friday that a 70-year-old man infected with Zika died in February from a drop in blood platelets. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday. A panel of FDA advisers meets next week to review risk...