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May 4, 2020 In The News
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that companies selling coronavirus antibody tests must submit data proving accuracy within the next 10 days or face removal from the market.
May 4, 2020 In The News
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday tightened rules for coronavirus antibody tests, ordering manufacturers to submit emergency use authorization forms and data proving the tests work within 10 days or face possible removal.
May 4, 2020 In The News
Gilead Sciences Inc. plans to spend $1 billion on its Covid-19 drug remdesivir. Now some members of Congress and health care watchdogs want to know how much consumers will pay.
May 3, 2020 In The News
President Donald Trump has been following up with the millions of Americans who received economic stimulus checks, touting the legislation that provided the financial relief and promising that America will prevail over an “invisible enemy.”
May 1, 2020 In The News
An Austin-area veteran says Austin Community College sent him an email Thursday, telling him his GI Bill benefits were going to be slashed -- all because the school was listing summer school courses in a way that meant veterans wouldn't get the full housing benefit they earned. This comes as the school continues to offer online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 1, 2020 In The News
Now that preliminary trial results indicate an experimental Gilead Sciences (GILD) drug can successfully treat some Covid-19, one lawmaker wants to know if U.S. taxpayer dollars helped pay for any of the research and development and, if so, what the federal government will do to ensure that Americans do not later encounter “price gouging.”
April 30, 2020 In The News

Serological Testing Probe:  Yesterday, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) called on the FDA to “swiftly end” the “current ‘free-for-all’ policy” on serological tests, demanding the agency “immediately require validation data” to help remove tests from the U.S.

April 23, 2020 In The News
As Americans battled the human and economic devastation of COVID-19, Congress sent rapid relief out to families, our health sector, small businesses and our economy. The CARES Act enjoyed wide bipartisan support and will help if implemented effectively. But tucked into its 880 pages were Republican-inserted tax provisions. The more we’ve learned about their immense cost and the few that they benefit, the clearer it is that they have to go.
April 21, 2020 In The News
Even as states move ahead with plans to reopen their economies, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that a second wave of the novel coronavirus will be far more dire because it is likely to coincide with the start of flu season.
April 18, 2020 In The News
In those two months, the value of protective masks and related items exported from the United States to China grew more than 1,000 percent compared with the same time last year — from $1.4 million to about $17.6 million, according to a Post analysis of customs categories which, according to research by Public Citizen, contain key personal protective equipment (PPE). Similarly, shipments of ventilators and protective garments jumped by triple digits.