HHS Accelerates Clinical Trials, Prepares for Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines

31. March 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took steps today to speed the development and manufacturing of vaccines to prevent COVID-19, working with New Jersey-based Janssen Research & Development, part of Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the ...

Secretary Azar Statement on FDA Authorization of Mask Sterilization Procedure

31. March 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Sunday, the Food and Drug Administration issued a revised Emergency Use Authorization to allow the large-scale use of a system created by Battelle Memorial Institute to decontaminate used N95 respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic. HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement: “Getting personal protective equipment to the heroic healthcare workers on the frontlines ...