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In quiet debut, Alzheimer's drug finds questions, skepticism

Oct. 17, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

The first new Alzheimer’s treatment in more than 20 years was hailed as a breakthrough when regulators approved it more than four months ago, but its rollout has been slowed by questions about its price and how well it works. Several major medical centers remain...

COVID-19 vaccine exemption passes West Virginia House

Oct. 15, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill to limit West Virginia employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus passed the House of Delegates on Friday. The proposal, which would allow certain medical and religious exemptions to company...

Nebraska AG: Docs can prescribe controversial COVID drugs

Oct. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's attorney general said Friday that he won't seek disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe controversial, off-label drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus infections, as long as they get informed consent from patients and don't engage in misconduct. ...

Doctors claim Brazil hospitals gave dodgy COVID-19 care

Oct. 10, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Irene Castilho, 71, didn’t even have a day to grieve after her husband died of COVID-19. She was sick, too, coughing and struggling to breathe; he was barely gone when she started using his oxygen mask. The same day, on March 22, she was admitted to a hospital in...

Advocates, lawmakers push hospitals to help more with bills

Oct. 10, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

Swamped with medical bills? The hospital that treated you may be able to help. Whether you learn about this before those bills wind up in debt collections is another matter. Medical bills often represent large, unexpected shocks that can crash...

The Latest: Alabama Gov. Ivey extends help for hospitals

Oct. 09, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended through the end of the October a COVID-19 state of emergency that relaxes some health care regulations to help hospitals with coronavirus patients. The order was scheduled to expire Tuesday. The order was aimed at...

Ivey extends ‘limited’ COVID-19 health emergency to Oct. 31

Oct. 09, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended through the end of the month a COVID-19 state of emergency that relaxes some health care regulations. The order was scheduled to expire Tuesday. Ivey first ordered the “limited,...

Nursing home owner appeals 7 license revocations after Ida

Oct. 08, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conditions deteriorated at a warehouse housing evacuated nursing home patients, five of whose deaths were linked to Hurricane Ida, because widespread and unexpected storm damage interrupted essential services, the nursing homes' owner says. Days after...

Arkansas House rejects ban on employee vaccine disclosures

Oct. 08, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Friday rejected legislation preventing businesses from requiring employees to say whether they've been vaccinated against COVID-19, after the House speaker and business groups said it would have devastating consequences. ...

Missouri lawmaker demands explanation for stalled program

Oct. 08, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is demanding to know why a program that would pay parents of disabled children to care for them at home hasn't yet started. Sen. Brian Williams, a University City Democrat, wrote to Budget Director Dan Haug on Thursday,...