All ferries run despite partial ban amid lockdown before Eid

All the 35 ferries operated by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation or BIWTC were travelling from Wednesday, its General Manager Mohammad Ashikuzzaman said, hours after the deaths of five passengers on overcrowded ferries. Asked whether the daytime ban was lifted, he said the bar announced on Saturday was still in force. “The ferries are transporting… Read More »

Solving major substance use disorder treatment gaps during COVID-19 [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | May 11, 2021 “As if COVID-19 weren’t bad enough during the pandemic, another public health crisis – substance use disorder (SUD) – has gone from bad to worse, while access to behavioral health services is shrinking. As of September, more than half (52%) of community behavioral health organizations have… Read More »

#Healthin2Point00, Episode 206 | Walmart buys MeMD, Science 37 SPACs out, Vim & Zoe

Health in 2 Point 00 May 11, 2021• Today in #Healthin2Point00, Jessica is not impressed by my stock trading and it’s all Walmart’s fault (well, Amazon’s too)! Part of the reason for that is Walmart buying a no-name telehealth company–well it has a name but not one anyone knows. There’s a SPAC exit on the… Read More »

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine scores FDA nod in adolescents, enabling a wider rollout

In a first for the U.S., the FDA has authorized the use of Pfizer’s BioNTech-partnered COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15—months ahead of the upcoming school year in the fall.  The FDA will amend the existing emergency authorization for the vaccine, which was first issued in December, the agency said. Pfizer’s… Read More »

Novo Nordisk recalls sales rep samples sunk by Texas power outages

There’s a saying about Texas weather—if you don’t like it, wait five minutes. For Novo Nordisk, the state’s extreme weather hit home early this year when the biggest winter storm in decades left some sales reps without power. No power meant no electricity to keep their drug sample refrigerators cold. The result? Novo is now voluntarily… Read More »