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U.S. FDA Approves ALK’s Ragwitek (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract) Tablet for Sublingual Use as Immunotherapy for Children and Adolescents With Short Ragweed Pollen-Induced Allergic Rhinitis With or Without Conjunctivitis

ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ALK (ALKB: DC / OMX: ALK B / AKABY / AKBLF), a global, research-driven pharmaceutical company that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ragwitek (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract) Tablet for Sublingual Use for the… Read More »

Lidl to offer free sanitary products to customers to tackle period poverty

Lidl Ireland have announced that they will provide free sanitary products to customers, as part of a new programme tackling period poverty. Announcing the move on Twitter this morning, the retailer will provide shoppers with a free box of sanitary pads or tampons every month via a coupon in the Lidl mobile app. The company… Read More »

Bubble tea shortage hits US, could last for several months

Bubble tea is following in the footsteps of garden gnomes, ketchup and toilet paper. That’s right, there’s another shortage in the US. Bubble tea, a drink that includes a layer of tapioca balls, or boba, at the bottom, originated in Taiwan but has become a popular drink around the world.  However, companies are seeing delayed shipments of boba, as well as the key… Read More »

How Footwear Became Our Favorite Apparel Item in the Pandemic

Our feet have become an important health focus during the pandemic, as the importance of exercise-as-medicine and mental health helper has looked to walking, running, and biking as good-for-us physical activities. The Mayo Clinic published an informative piece on Feet and the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the Cleveland Clinic posted advice on exercising during the pandemic… Read More »

Tennessee block grant ‘a much better way’ than Biden Medicaid spending plan, Blackburn says

Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn criticized the Biden administration’s push to expand Medicaid as a means of improving rural access to healthcare, arguing instead for a block grant financing system endorsed by conservatives for its potential to lower state spending. “I think Tennessee actually went about this the right way,” Blackburn told the Washington Examiner.… Read More »