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The Supreme Court on Thursday stopped the Biden administration’s vaccination-or-testing requirement for the nation’s largest employers, a dramatic blow to the federal government’s most far-reaching initiative to combat the coronavirus and boost the country’s lagging vaccination rate. But the court allowed a different and smaller policy to go forward,&...

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PSI Insurance Agency, an affiliate of the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA), recently finalized the acquisition of Mid Michigan Insurance Group (MMIG), a Lansing-based company, which will relocate to PSI Insurance Agency’s office at MPA headquarters in January 2022. Under the terms of the acquisition, former MMIG Owner Scott Harris, CPIA, LUTCF, and Dave Spoelman, sales manager, will...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended Thursday that people receive COVID-19 vaccines and boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, instead of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, citing the increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots for some people. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, signed off on the policy just hours after a unanimous vote on th...

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Expert advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended authorization Tuesday of the first coronavirus pill to prevent high-risk people from developing severe illness in a divided vote that reflects the complicated mix of benefits and risks involved with a new and easy mode of treatment. Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics developed the drug, molnupiravir, as a five-day r...

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The heavily mutated omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread further and poses a "very high" global risk, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which warned today that surges of COVID infections caused by the variant of concern could have "severe consequences" for some areas. No Omicron-linked deaths had yet been reported, though further research was needed t...

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