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The first Omicron case has been detected in the U.S.

The first case of infection with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been reported in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control ...

The C.D.C. tells airlines to identify passengers who had recently been in southern Africa.

Federal health officials have directed airlines to provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the names and contact information ...

Omicron: What Is Known — and Still Unknown

What is the Omicron variant? First identified in Botswana and South Africa, this new iteration of the coronavirus has prompted concern among ...

A panel of F.D.A. advisers is set to discuss Merck’s Covid pill.

As the world reels from the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration will ...

New Virus Variant Stokes Concern but Vaccines Still Likely to Work

Scientific experts at the World Health Organization warned on Friday that a new coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa was a “variant ...

Concerns Grow Over Safety of Aduhelm After Death of Patient Who Got the Drug

Concerns about safety risks of the controversial new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm have intensified in the wake of the death of a 75-year-old woman ...

Pfizer Will Allow Its Covid Pill to Be Made and Sold Cheaply in Poor Countries

DURBAN, South Africa — Pfizer announced a deal on Tuesday to allow its promising Covid-19 treatment to be made and sold inexpensively in 95 ...

For Terminal Patients, the Barrier to Aid in Dying Can Be a State Line

Five years ago, Dr. Nicholas Gideonse spoke with an older man who had received a terminal cancer diagnosis and was hoping to use Oregon’s medical ...

The Core Legal Strategy Against Opioid Companies May Be Faltering

In 2014, as overdoses and deaths from prescription opioids were catapulting, gutting the budgets of local governments that were struggling to ...

Home virus tests recalled over false positives reach 2 million kits.

The Australian company Ellume has expanded a recall of its at-home coronavirus test because of concerns about a “higher-than-acceptable” rate of ...

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