Tag Archives: Authorization

FDA expands Pfizer vaccine authorization to include teenagers ages 12 to 15

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to be used in teenagers ages 12 to 15, making it the first to be deemed safe for people under 16. “Today’s action allows for a younger population to be protected from COVID-19, bringing us closer to returning to a sense of normalcy and to… Read More »

Why Do Health Insurers Require Prior Authorization?

Author Lauren Lau Published March 6, 2021 Word count 1,121 Health Insurers and Prior Authorization Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of prior authorization Medical Utilization Management “This procedure will require prior authorization.” Words that no patient or healthcare provider wants to hear when they are ready to proceed with a doctor-approved… Read More »

VitalPatch Wins FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Cardiac Monitoring in COVID Patients

May 8th, 2020 Cici Zhou Cardiology, Medicine VitalConnect announced that it has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization status for use of its VitalPatch to detect changes in the QT interval of hospitalized patients undergoing drug treatment for COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, used to treat some COVID-19 patients, are associated with risk of prolonged QT interval that… Read More »