President Joe Biden’s administration plans to rescind a rule devised under his predecessor Donald Trump that was intended to make it easier for healthcare providers including doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions or other medical services on religious or moral grounds, Politico reported on April 19.

President Joe Biden on April 5 tasked the U.S. health department with developing a national action plan to tackle the looming health crisis of long COVID, a complex, multi-symptom condition that leaves many of its sufferers unable to work.

Britain and Israel are overhauling their COVID-19 testing policies as governments seek to reduce the burden on laboratories and struggle with tight supplies of kits amid soaring infection rates fueled by the Omicron variant.

Jon Bigelow was named Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication, succeeding John Kamp, who will continue his association with the Coalition as Washington Counsel.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a comprehensive policy framework for the development and oversight of regenerative medicine products, including novel cellular therapies.

Merck is globally committed to an antimicrobial stewardship encompassing surveillance, R&D, and health policy.