Department Awards Funding to Strengthen the 988 Lifeline and Mobile Crisis Response Teams
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), awarded $9.3 million in grants to 13 communities to establish or enhance mobile crisis response teams. These teams will provide assistance during mental health and substance use crises in areas with high needs, working closely with local law enforcement. The funding is… (Colocho, May 26, 2023) #Mental and Behavioral Health, #Prevention, #Public Health
Lawmakers Urge FDA to Address Critical Cancer Drug Shortages and Mitigate Patient Impact
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take immediate action to address the severe shortage of cancer drugs, particularly cisplatin and carboplatin. The shortage of these critical chemotherapy drugs has reached crisis levels, leading hospitals and healthcare systems in Michigan and across the country to ration supplies… (Colocho, May 26, 2023) #Drug Pricing, #Food and Drug Administration, #Generic Drugs
NIH-Funded Research Brings to Light New Insights into Long-COVID Symptoms
Preliminary findings from a NIH-funded research study have brought to light new details about long-COVID. Long COVID, or the set of conditions that affect the body years or months post-infection, can include brain fog, dizziness, and fatigue. Researchers found certain symptoms appeared together and that they were able to define four clusters or subgroups with varying effects on health. The… (Marceno, May 25, 2023) #COVID-19
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