Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US orders first shutdown of website over coronavirus fraud

The US Department of Justice announced Sunday it had shut down a website claiming to sell a coronavirus vaccine, in its first act of federal enforcement against fraud in connection with the pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Judge says more answers needed about relocation of COVID-19 patients

(HealthDay)—Federal and California officials must provide more information to local officials about plans to relocate former cruise ship passengers who have tested positive for the new coronavirus to a facility in a Southern ...

Health

Judges deny abortion care to teens

Minors seeking abortions without notifying their parents in states that require it are denied by judges as much as 13% of the time, suggests a new CU Boulder-led study published Jan. 16 in the American Journal of Public Health.

Medications

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the deadly toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting what would have been the first ...

Health

Judge hears arguments in challenge to Georgia abortion law

Opponents of Georgia's restrictive new abortion law told a judge on Monday that it violates Supreme Court precedent and should be blocked, while the state argued the law should be allowed to take effect as planned.

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