USA TODAY’s experts say securing a COVID-19 vaccine in record time could be easy, but distributing it won’t be

Rose Blan

Science is making incredible progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, but as approval nears – potentially as early as December – worry has shifted to the complexity of distribution.



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Overall, hopefulness was the theme of USA TODAY’s vaccine panel this month. After five months, the panel’s countdown clock to a widely available vaccine skipped forward another hour, to 8 a.m. 

Companies and observers generally

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Innovative Medicines Canada Responds to Release of Patented Medicine Prices Review Board’s (PMPRB) Final Guidelines

Rose Blan

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OTTAWA, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 23, 2020 / Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) issued the following statement today in response to the release of PMPRB’s final Guidelines:

“For the last five years we have raised concerns about the negative impact PMPRB’s amendments to the Patented Medicines Guidelines and Regulations will have

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Mira Mesa dentist sentenced to 6 years in custody for $866K insurance fraud scheme

Rose Blan

A Mira Mesa dentist was sentenced Wednesday to six years in custody and ordered to pay more than $405,000 in restitution for fraudulently billing 10 insurance companies for hundreds of root canals she did not perform, authorities said.

April Rose Ambrosio, 59, pleaded guilty earlier this year to three counts of insurance fraud as part of a four-year scheme in which she billed the insurance companies $866,700, according to prosecutors

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Proposed critera would ration health care at overwhelmed facilities

Rose Blan

Utah hospitals could be days away from using a patient’s age, health and other factors to decide who can remain in overcrowded intensive care units due to an onslaught of Covid-19 cases.



Alice Arnold wearing a hat: Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurses look on during coronavirus testing outside the Salt Lake County Health Department Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Rick Bowmer/AP)


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Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurses look on during coronavirus testing outside the Salt Lake County Health Department Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

A group of administrators

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