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Why blood makes up over 2.5% of all U.S. exports

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In America, blood means big business. The North American blood market was valued at $3.3 billion in 2021, according to Global Market Insights Inc. Blood makes up 2.69% of U.S. exports, according to the Census Bureau. Since there is no substitute......

U.S. to deploy nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses to fight outbreak

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mock-up vials labeled “Monkeypox vaccine” are seen in this illustration taken, May 25, 2022.  Dado Ruvic | Reuters The U.S. will deploy nearly 300,000 monekypox vaccine doses in the coming weeks in an effort to stamp out an outbreak of......

FDA panel recommends changing Covid shots to fight omicron this fall

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, January 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters The Food......

Women in states that ban abortion will still be able to get abortion pills online from overseas

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration, a person looks at an Abortion Pill (RU-486) for unintended pregnancy from Mifepristone displayed on a smartphone on May 8, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images Women in states that ban......

World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The World Health Organization on Saturday said the rapid spread of monkeypox across dozens of nations does not represent a global health emergency at this time. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described monkeypox as an evolving health threat, however,......

CDC panel recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to clear Moderna‘s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for kindergartners through high schoolers for public distribution this week after the agency’s panel of independent vaccine experts unanimously voted Thursday to recommend the shots.......

CDC advisors recommend Covid vaccines for children as young as 6 months

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A child is administered a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pediatric vaccine. Mayela Lopez | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent vaccine experts on Saturday backed Pfizer’s and Moderna’s Covid-19 shots for children as young......

FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna’s Covid vaccines for children as young as 6 months

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized Moderna and Pfizer‘s Covid-19 shots for children as......

Covid vaccine for kids under 5 moves closer to FDA authorization after committee backs shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A kindergarten student gives the thumbs up to her teacher before starting the first day of kindergarten at Laguna Niguel Elementary School in Laguna Niguel, CA on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Paul Bersebach | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Moderna’s......

FDA committee recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A young man receives his Covid-19 vaccination at a vaccination clinic. People receive the Moderna vaccine in Milford, Pennsylvania. Preston Ehrler | LightRocket | Getty Images Moderna’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for kids ages 6 through 17 received the endorsement from......

Some monkeypox patients also have sexually transmitted diseases, CDC says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Some people recently diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases may also have monkeypox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, warning physicians that they need to watch and test for both since monkeypox can look a lot like an STD.......

FDA decision on Novavax’s Covid shots could be delayed to review changes in manufacturing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker prepares a dose of the Novavax vaccine as the Dutch Health Service Organization starts with the Novavax vaccination program on March 21, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. Patrick Van Katwijk | Getty Images The Food and Drug......

Novavax Covid vaccine clears key step on path to FDA authorization after committee endorses the shot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Novavax’s two-dose dose Covid-19 vaccine for adults ages 18 and older cleared a key step on the path toward Food and Drug Administration authorization on Tuesday. The FDA’s committee of independent vaccine experts voted 21 to 0 with one abstention......

Novavax faces high-stakes FDA review this week that will decide the fate of its Covid vaccine in the U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Novavax logos are seen behind a medical syringe and vials. Pavlo Gonchar | LightRocket | Getty Images Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine will face the scrutiny of the Food and Drug......

U.S. has more than 36,000 Jynneos monkeypox vaccine doses immediately available in national stockpile

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The United States has more than 36,000 doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine immediately available in the strategic national stockpile, the Health and Human Services Department said Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending the vaccine to......

Abbott Nutrition restarts baby formula production in reopened Michigan plant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shelves normally meant for baby formula sit nearly empty at a store in downtown Washington, DC, on May 22, 2022. Samuel Corum | AFP | Getty Images Abbott Nutrition on Saturday resumed baby formula production at its Sturgis, Michigan, plant,......

The CDC is sending monkeypox vaccines to people at high risk in a race to prevent the spread

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Test tubes labelled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022.  Dado Ruvic | Reuters The Biden administration has distributed 1,200 monkeypox vaccine doses for people who have had high-risk exposures to the virus,......

U.S. monkeypox cases have more than doubled over the last week to 20, CDC says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The World Health Organization has said that there is a “window” of opportunity to contain a recent monkeypox outbreak which has seen cases spread across Europe, the U.S. and Australia. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The U.S. has identified......

White House expects Covid vaccinations for children under age 5 to begin as early as June 21

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A nurse administers a pediatric dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to a girl at a L.A. Care Health Plan vaccination clinic at Los Angeles Mission College in the Sylmar neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, January 19, 2022. Robyn Beck |......

Reckitt says baby formula plants in Singapore and Mexico can produce 21 million bottles for U.S. if FDA approves

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Robert Cleveland, senior vice president of nutrition for North America and Europe at Reckitt, speaks via video conference during a House Commerce Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg | Getty Images Baby......

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