Officials Halt Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration have stopped the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.  At least six people are known to have developed a rare – and severe – type of blood clot. CDC is investigating the incidents. The six cases of cerebral venous sinus … Read More »

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Opioid Crisis – Access to Patient Data

Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization. Per its charter, Shatterproof is, “…dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families”. Its work goes beyond the specific issues surrounding opioids to a much larger agenda to fundamentally change the way in which addiction is viewed by the medical community, policymakers, and society in general. Certainly, part of … Read More »

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High Tech Response To Opioids

Health care information technology is a rapidly growing industry that holds great promise to improve the delivery of medical treatment both immediately and in the foreseeable future. Included in that promise is new and better ways to combat the opioid public health crisis. This year, Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) introduced Assembly Bill 1751. This … Read More »

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