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US Food and Drug Administration Approves ZEPOSIA for Multiple Sclerosis
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US Food and Drug Administration Approves ZEPOSIA for Multiple Sclerosis

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Bristol Myers Squibb’s ZEPOSIA® (ozanimod), a New Oral Treatment for Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis In clinical trials, ZEPOSIA demonstrated efficacy on a key clinical marker of disease activity – annualized relapse rate (ARR) – as compared to AVONEX ® (interferon beta-1a) ZEPOSIA is a sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator that requires no label-based first dose observation 1 ZEPOSIA adds to Bristol Myers Squibb’s legacy immunology franchise and marks the first FDA-approved New Drug Application since the Celgene acquisition PRINCETON, NJ (STL.News) Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ZEPOSIA® (ozanimod) 0.92 mg for the treatment of adults with relapsin...
First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Iowa
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First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Iowa

Des Moines, IA (STL.News) The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned late today of the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The individual was an older adult, 61-80 years of age, and a resident of Dubuque County. "Our hearts are heavy with the first loss of an Iowan to COVID-19.  The thoughts and prayers of our state are with the family during this difficult time," said Gov. Reynolds.  "I continue to urge all Iowans to protect their health and the health of others, especially older individuals and those with chronic health conditions who are most at risk.  We all have a role to play in limiting the spread of this virus." A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH, updated each morning, and can be found here.  In additio...
North Carolina Reports First COVID-19 Associated Deaths
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North Carolina Reports First COVID-19 Associated Deaths

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19 associated deaths. A person from Cabarrus County died on March 24 from complications associated with the virus.  The patient was in their late seventies and had several underlying medical conditions.  A second person in their sixties, from Virginia who was traveling through North Carolina also died from COVID-19 complications.  To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about these patients will be released. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones.  This is a stark warning that for some people COVID-19 is a serious illness.  All of us must do our part to stop the spread by staying at home as much as possible and practicing social distanc...
Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19
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Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 276 New Positives Bring Statewide Total to 1,127 Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 25, that there are 276 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,127 in 44 counties.  The department also reported four new deaths, bringing the statewide death total to 11.  County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.  All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. “Our notable increase in cases over the past few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said.  “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup 03.23.2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup 03.23.2020

Silver Spring, MD (STL.News) Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took the following actions in our ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: The FDA issued a safety alert for fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) procedures. The FDA has issued a safety communication about the potential for transmission of the COVID-19 virus through FMT, a procedure that delivers human donor stool into the colon of a patient to treat c. difficile infection in patients that have not responded to standard therapies. The FDA also updated its FAQs on Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2 regarding specimen collection for COVID-19 testing.  Based on available data, FDA believes that, for symptomatic patients, nasal swabs could be used that access just the front of the nose rather than the dept...
Updates from Lilly about insulin supply and affordability
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Updates from Lilly about insulin supply and affordability

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) To keep the diabetes community informed about important developments from the COVID-19 crisis, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today is providing updates related to insulin supply and affordability: As we announced on March 3, Lilly does not currently anticipate shortages for any of our medicines, including all forms of insulin.  Lilly is committed to manufacturing medicines that meet global safety, quality, value and environmental expectations.  With the help of a large network of global external manufacturing partners we supply medication to nearly 125 countries.  Lilly is committed to public health and the needs of people with chronic conditions who depend on our medicines around the world. Since the initial outbreak, Lilly has closely monitored our su...
New Orleans, LA COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Sites
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New Orleans, LA COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Sites

NEW ORLEANS, LA (STL.News) Saturday, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the New Orleans Health Department announced the expansion of testing criteria at two drive-through COVID-19 testing locations in Orleans Parish. Beginning tomorrow, Sunday, March 22, the testing will be available daily to any individual with a fever and other symptoms, with a cap of 100 tests per day, per site. New Orleans sites will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily or until the daily cap of 100 tests has been reached at an individual site. New Orleans Drive-Through COVID-19 Locations Mahalia Jackson Theater Parking Lot 1419 Basin Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena Parking Lot 6801 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70148 A third site is ...
Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases
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Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases

Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One New Death Related to COVID-19, 11 a.m. Update 768 positive cases in Florida Residents and 62 positive cases in non-Florida residents TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, The Florida Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated twice daily.  Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 830 total** Florida cases. One person has died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Palm Beach County. New Florida cases include: 67 additional positive COVID-19 cases (62 Florida residents and 5 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health. There are currently 768 positive cases in Florida residents and 62 po...
Massachusetts Public Health Department Reports State’s Second Death from COVID-19
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Massachusetts Public Health Department Reports State’s Second Death from COVID-19

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) A woman in her 50s from Middlesex County is the second person in Massachusetts to die from COVID-19 related illness, the Department of Public Health announced today.  She had a pre-existing condition predisposing her to more severe disease. As of today, more than 5,200 residents of Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 by the State Public Health Laboratory and commercial labs.  Of those, 525 people have tested positive. Yesterday, DPH announced that a man in his 80s from Suffolk County was the first person in Massachusetts to die from COVID-19 related illness.  The man had been hospitalized and had pre-existing health conditions that put him at higher risk for COVID-19. COVID-19 activity is increasing in Massachusetts. At this time, if people are only mildly ...
Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19
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Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 108 New Positives Bring Statewide Total to 479 Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 22, that there are 108 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 479 in 33 counties.  County-specific information and a statewide map are available hereOpens In A New Window.  All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. “Our notable increase in cases over the last few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said.  “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe.  We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best ...
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Gives Coronavirus Updates
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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Gives Coronavirus Updates

(STL.News) Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards gives Coronavirus updates.  Video courtesy of NBC News. New Orleans Drive Through Testing - March 22, 2020 Louisiana Governor Express Appreciation – March 21, 2020 Louisiana Governor Reminds Public of Restrictions – March 21, 2020 Louisiana Governor Update on COVID-19 – March 20, 2020 Wikipedia Page – Coronavirus Virus 2019 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information Center – STL.News
STL.News Launches the Coronavirus Information Center
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STL.News Launches the Coronavirus Information Center

St Louis, MO (STL.News) STL.News has created the "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information Center."  We have search for the most reliable websites, for example; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aka CDC and the World Health Organization in addition to news article from press releases issued by each state about their actions to combat the coronavirus.  Additionally, we offer videos from the CDC, live video showing the world status and more. Our news is direct from the source.  We do NOT interpret the information and rewrite the content, which avoids errors that create confusion.  Our news is unbiased, updated regularly and reliable avoiding unethical presentations.
DIY Homemade Hand Sanitizer Formula
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DIY Homemade Hand Sanitizer Formula

(STL.News) For those that are finding it difficult to find hand sanitizer, here is a solution, assuming you can find these items.  This is necessary to help reduce the coronavirus. Visit - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information Center
Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County, Missouri
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Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in Greene County, Missouri

Springfield, MO (STL.News) The Springfield-Greene County Health Department today announces the third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Greene County. To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided. As part of the regular practice of disease investigation, the Health Department will notify people who have had contact with the patient, who traveled domestically. Health Department staff are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to determine any close contacts of that individual who were possibly exposed.  If so, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms. As of Saturday, March 14, the state public heal...
CDC Coronavirus Recommendations
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CDC Coronavirus Recommendations

Atlanta, GA (STL.News) CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE Visit - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information Center