The federal government has expanded the Home Test to Treat program, a virtual health program offering free COVID-19—and now influenza—health services to eligible participants nationwide.
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C. Michael White, a professor of pharmacy practice, and Adrian V. Hernandez, a clinical epidemiologist, both from the University of Connecticut, explain how the Biden administration’s new “test to treat” initiative will make use of pharmacies.Read More
The US FDA is warning people not to use the E25Bio COVID-19 Direct Antigen Rapid Test (DART), according to an agency alert.Read More
The Siemens Healthineers CliniTest Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test is now available in the United States. The test received FDA authorization in January 2022.Read More
A new study, published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, shows that people using COVID home test kits may fail to self-quarantine or may quarantine unnecessarily because they misinterpret the implications of test results.Read More
The earliest batch of COVID-19 tests distributed by the US CDC exhibited false positive reactivity of negative controls due to flaws in assay design and contamination in one of the assay components, according to a CDC internal investigation.Read More
Even though COVID-19 testing has become part of most people’s everyday conversation, many people still have questions about the difference between antigen and PCR tests, including when and how to use them.Read More