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Dec 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014
Package of Rapivab (peramivir), a flu drug

FDA approval of peramivir makes IV flu drug available

Peramivir, made by BioCryst, is intended to be given to influenza patients in a single intravenous dose.

Nov 12, 2014

Nov 12, 2014
US Capitol with flag

Senate committee probes proposed US Ebola funding

The White House's $6.2 billion emergency Ebola funding request got its first hearing in Congress today.

Nov 05, 2014

Nov 05, 2014
PPE in mobile Ebola lab in LIberia

Obama seeks billions for Ebola battle as cases keep piling up

The administration today asked Congress for $6.18 billion in emergency funds.

Oct 27, 2014

Oct 27, 2014

CSL-Novartis deal includes US cell-based flu vaccine plant

The $275 million deal will make the company the second leading player in the $4 billion global flu vaccine market.

Oct 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014
Skyline of Washington, DC

Congress pushes for answers as Ebola response stumbles

Hospital executive faced tough questions from Congress about speed bumps in the response to the quickly evolving Ebola situation.

Sep 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014
MRSA plates

White House launches major effort against resistant bacteria

The multipronged attack includes an executive order, a national strategy, and a detailed PCAST report.

Jul 01, 2014

Jul 01, 2014
Emergency department sign

HHS readiness grants: more for public health, less for hospitals

Overall funding for fiscal year 2014 will be $840 million — a $76 million cut.

Jun 16, 2014

Jun 16, 2014
Novartis Holly Springs

FDA OKs Novartis's US cell-based flu vaccine facility

The agency has approved a plant in Holly Springs, N.C.

Apr 01, 2014

Apr 01, 2014
Novartis Holly Springs plant

GAO: Too soon to rate latest HHS countermeasure efforts

HHS has spent $440 million to bolster defenses against pandemic flu and other threats.

Feb 13, 2014

Feb 13, 2014
CDC Arlen Specter HQ and IOC

US unveils plan to boost global health security

Officials offer few details on what exaclty the 30-nation "Global Health Security Agenda" involves.

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