Alabama Healthcare News

A Drug UAB Helped Develop Will Now Be Used To Treat COVID-19 Patients

Brent Wilson | May 1, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. They note, “While there is limited information known about the safety and...

AL Democratic Congressional Candidates Urge Lawmakers to Expand Medicaid

Dakota Layton | April 29, 2020 Health Banknotes

On Wednesday, Alabama Democratic Congressional candidates, Phyliss Harvey-Hall (AL-02), Dr. Adia Winfrey (AL-03), and Rick Neighbors (AL-04) issued a joint statement urging state lawmakers to expand Medicaid. The candidates declared, “The accelerating spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a crisis that threatens the health...

Birmingham To Require Face Coverings Starting May 1

Brent Wilson | April 28, 2020

Mayor Randall L. Woodfin has proposed and the Birmingham City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance to require the wearing of a face-covering in public during the COVID-19 health emergency. The ordinance requires an item to cover the nose and mouth of a person to...

Rep. Garrett: Ivey Will Announce Reopening Plans Tomorrow

Dakota Layton | April 27, 2020

On Monday, Alabama State Rep. Danny Garrett tweeted that Governor Kay Ivey would an announcement tomorrow regarding her plans for reopening the state’s economy. “On a call w/ members of the Alabama Legislature this morning, Gov. Ivey said she would make an announcement tomorrow (4/28)...

Alabama Launches COVID-19 Search Engine Tool

Brent Wilson | April 9, 2020

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the launch of a COVID-19 search engine tool that enhances the state’s official resource site, altogetheralabama.org. Through a public-private partnership between Yext and the state of Alabama, this innovative platform will provide real-time answers to questions about everything from...

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