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US allows more baby formula imports to fight shortage

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 3 months ago

US allows more baby formula imports to fight shortage

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Parents hunting for baby formula as shortage spans US

AP News Radio

00:59 sec | 3 months ago

Parents hunting for baby formula as shortage spans US

"Parents parents parents parents are are are are hunting hunting hunting hunting for for for for baby baby baby baby formula formula formula formula supply supply supply supply disruptions disruptions disruptions disruptions have have have have led led led led to to to to a a a a nationwide nationwide nationwide nationwide shortage shortage shortage shortage infant infant infant infant formula formula formula formula is is is is getting getting getting getting harder harder harder harder to to to to find find find find analytics analytics analytics analytics firm firm firm firm data data data data simply simply simply simply says says says says forty forty forty forty percent percent percent percent of of of of big big big big box box box box stores stores stores stores are are are are out out out out of of of of stock stock stock stock up up up up from from from from thirty thirty thirty thirty one one one one percent percent percent percent in in in in mid mid mid mid April April April April it it it it started started started started with with with with spot spot spot spot shortages shortages shortages shortages during during during during the the the the pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic then then then then in in in in February February February February abit abit abit abit the the the the company company company company that that that that makes makes makes makes similac similac similac similac recalled recalled recalled recalled several several several several major major major major brands brands brands brands and and and and shut shut shut shut down down down down a a a a large large large large plant plant plant plant in in in in Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan after after after after federal federal federal federal officials officials officials officials concluded concluded concluded concluded for for for for babies babies babies babies suffered suffered suffered suffered bacterial bacterial bacterial bacterial infections infections infections infections after after after after consuming consuming consuming consuming formula formula formula formula from from from from the the the the facility facility facility facility two two two two of of of of the the the the infants infants infants infants died died died died Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri mom mom mom mom Laura Laura Laura Laura Stewart Stewart Stewart Stewart tells tells tells tells the the the the AP AP AP AP she she she she has has has has had had had had used used used used four four four four different different different different brands brands brands brands in in in in the the the the past past past past month month month month for for for for her her her her ten ten ten ten month month month month old old old old daughter daughter daughter daughter who who who who normally normally normally normally gets gets gets gets a a a a type type type type of of of of formula formula formula formula made made made made for for for for sensitive sensitive sensitive sensitive stomachs stomachs stomachs stomachs on on on on Monday Monday Monday Monday White White White White House House House House spokeswoman spokeswoman spokeswoman spokeswoman Jen Jen Jen Jen Psaki Psaki Psaki Psaki said said said said the the the the food food food food and and and and drug drug drug drug administration administration administration administration is is is is working working working working on on on on the the the the issue issue issue issue what what what what they're they're they're they're trying trying trying trying to to to to do do do do and and and and the the the the shorthand shorthand shorthand shorthand of of of of it it it it is is is is increased increased increased increased supply supply supply supply but but but but working working working working with with with with a a a a range range range range of of of of manufacturers manufacturers manufacturers manufacturers for for for for now now now now experts experts experts experts are are are are urging urging urging urging parents parents parents parents to to to to contact contact contact contact food food food food banks banks banks banks or or or or doctors doctors doctors doctors offices offices offices offices if if if if they they they they can't can't can't can't find find find find formula formula formula formula and and and and cautioned cautioned cautioned cautioned against against against against watering watering watering watering down down down down the the the the formal formal formal formal or or or or using using using using online online online online recipes recipes recipes recipes I'm I'm I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer Jennifer Jennifer king king king king

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West Virginia baby sickened after ingesting recalled formula

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 6 months ago

West Virginia baby sickened after ingesting recalled formula

"Another baby's been sickened by powdered infant formula that's under a U. S. government to recall West Virginia health officials say the infinitesimal Ella poisoning after ingesting baby formula manufactured at an abit plant in Michigan health investigators have linked that facility to four previous bacterial infections including one that turned deadly west Virginia's health commissioner says parents need to check containers of similac elementum or elder care to make sure that they're not among the recall batches which have expiration dates of April first twenty twenty two or later I'm Jackie Quinn

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FDA: Do not use recalled infant formulas tied to infections

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 6 months ago

FDA: Do not use recalled infant formulas tied to infections

"U. S. health officials are warning parents to check the labels on powdered baby formula after batches were found to be contaminated with bacteria at in abit company production plant the food and drug administration is investigating the death of a baby and illness and three others who consume to powdered baby formula made it a production facility in Michigan one case involved salmonella three others were Crono vector a rare but dangerous germ Abbott's recalling all of the products that could be affected certain batches of similac elementum and a look here with expiration dates of April first twenty twenty two or later the infant infections were reported in Minnesota Ohio and Texas hi Jackie Quinn

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Texas governor tests positive for COVID-19, in 'good health'

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Texas governor tests positive for COVID-19, in 'good health'

"The governor of Texas he's being sued for his ban against covert nineteen safety measures has tested positive for the corona virus according to his office Texas Republican governor Greg Abbott is in isolation at the governor's mansion in Austin after testing positive for covert nineteen abit is said to be in good health and experiencing no symptoms he'd been vaccinated against the virus last year and is receiving monoclonal antibody treatment this week Texas health officials reported nearly twelve thousand patients are hospitalized the highest coded levels since January officials in Dallas Houston San Antonio and some other large Texas cities are suing the governor hoping to lift his ban against their imposition of mask mandates for schools and other public places I'm Jackie Quinn

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Justice Department Urges Texas to Halt New Migrant Order

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Justice Department Urges Texas to Halt New Migrant Order

"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting the justice department urges Texas to halt a new migrant order the justice department is threatening to sue Texas governor Greg Abbott over his new order that allows state troopers to stop and turn around vehicles carrying migrants in a letter Attorney General Merrick garland told Abbott his order is both dangerous and unlawful garland added that Texas has no authority to interfere with the federal government's broad powers of immigration abit issued the directive Wednesday the order allows the Texas department of public safety to stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion that it is providing ground transportation to a group of migrants hi Mike Rossio

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Texas National Guard Will Start Helping Make Border Arrests

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Texas National Guard Will Start Helping Make Border Arrests

"The Texas National Guard will assist in making arrests at the border Texas governor Greg Abbott says he's ordering National Guard members to start helping with the rest of on the U. S. Mexico border the announcement comes as the state begins filling a formerly empty prison with migrants accused of trespassing Abbott says the guard will assist troopers with arresting migrants on state charges but gave no further details meanwhile an attorney for the American civil liberties union called Abbott's latest orders unusual and extremely troubling the move is part of a broader campaign by abit to toughen border enforcement as the number of crossings remain high I actually after

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Texas' Abbott leads GOP push for Trump-style border measures

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Texas' Abbott leads GOP push for Trump-style border measures

"Have pounced on vice president Kamilla Harris for not heading to the southern border region after the president made her the point person on immigration reform earlier this month during a trip to Mexico she was asked if she would go yes I will and I have before here is will visit el Paso with the homeland security secretary the reality of it is that we need to prioritize what's happening at the border and we have to prioritize why people are going the governor of Texas Republican Greg Abbott is working to revive the hardline immigration measures imposed by the trump administration some of which have been reversed by president Biden abit and the former president will hold a board to revenge next week Jackie Quinn Washington

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US Threatens Legal Action Against Texas on Shelter Closures

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

US Threatens Legal Action Against Texas on Shelter Closures

"The bite in administration's threatening to take legal action against the state of Texas if the governor doesn't rescind in order to close shelters that house migrant children who were found without parents a lawyer with the department of health and Human Services in a letter obtained by the Associated Press warns governor Greg Abbott that Congress ordered HHS to care for unaccompanied migrant children and that the state of Texas shouldn't interfere with that mandate even if it does license the shelters the letter urges abit to clarify by week's end if his proclamation last week applies to fifty two shelters funded with federal grants the order to strip away licenses from shelters is part of a disaster declaration abit issued last week arguing the federal government can't force Texas to keep issuing state licenses in response to a federal problem Jackie Quinn Washington

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US allows 2 more over-the-counter COVID-19 home tests

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

US allows 2 more over-the-counter COVID-19 home tests

"Federal regulators are moving to expand the availability of cheap home tests for covert nineteen the FDA has authorized to more over the counter tests that can get quick results at home it says the test from abit and Quidel can now be sold without a prescription it approved both last year but limited their use experts have been pushing for more home testing since the pandemic's early days since frequent self testing is considered key to helping reopen schools offices and other facilities as vaccinations ramp up this move comes as testing numbers keep sliding even as new infections rise Sager made Donnie Washington

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Biden: 'Big mistake' by states to drop mask rule

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Biden: 'Big mistake' by states to drop mask rule

"President Biden is calling out to GOP governors whoever relaxed mask mandates and other virus restrictions the president says the nation is on the cusp of fundamentally changing the pandemic's nature the last thing we need is the answer for thank you for saying he hopes everyone has realized by the al masks make a difference is critical critical critical critical and it's a big mistake to end the mask mandates after being asked about Texas's Greg abit emptied Reeves in Mississippi doing just that Reeves replied with a tweet that Mississippians don't need handlers adding I guess I just think we should trust Americans not insult them Sager mag ani Washington

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Southern cities hit hard by storms face new crisis: No water

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Southern cities hit hard by storms face new crisis: No water

"Now that the power is back on in most of Texas attention shifts to the tens of thousands of homes and businesses without water Texas governor Greg Abbott says home and business owners across the state face a major problem in the wake of the winter storm power outage and deep freeze busted water pipes the governor says the call for help is gone out to retired plumbers over three hundred and twenty plumbers have renewed their license abit adding that state officials have also asked for help from other states the plumbing board is coordinating with multiple out of state plumbing companies to send additional plumbers to Texas officials say home and business owners need to contact their insurance companies and make sure that those hired to make the repairs are reputable I had to acquire

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Houston - Gov. Greg Abbott expresses regret over reopening Texas bars during coronavirus

Viewpoints

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Houston - Gov. Greg Abbott expresses regret over reopening Texas bars during coronavirus

"Virus cases has crossed the ten million threshold the U. S. counts increasing sharply in over half of the fifty states one of the state is Texas and ABC's arrange Johnson sugar land southwest of Houston with Texas topping five thousand cases for a record breaking fifth day in a row the governor with a stunning admission of regret if I could have done anything differently they would have been to delay the opening of bars governor abit now consulting some Texas businesses may have increased the spread bars is a top of setting this not made for a pandemic if bars invites people to gather together to drink and have conversations on Friday those bars order to shut down for a second time restaurants cabin capacity at fifty percent

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Houston - Hidalgo Raises Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level to the Max

The Car Pro Show

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Houston - Hidalgo Raises Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level to the Max

"In in Harris Harris County County judge judge Lino Lino dog dog or or is is the the alert alert level level to to read read yesterday yesterday as as the number of covert hospitalizations shatters records county health director Dr Umair Shah says we have a serious issue in the community and everybody's got a role to play this pandemic is far from over this pandemic continues and we have to fight this together governor abit reimpose some of the shutdown restrictions yesterday including closing bars and tubing and rafting on Monday restaurants going to be going back to fifty percent occupancy

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Texas puts reopening on hold in face of new Covid-19 outbreak

Red Eye Radio

00:31 sec | 2 years ago

Texas puts reopening on hold in face of new Covid-19 outbreak

"Desk Texas is slowing down its corona virus be opening planned due to an increase in cases governor Greg Abbott says businesses will stay open but it's important to get control of the outbreak the governor also says he does not want to shut down the economy and is hopeful the temporary pause of additional reopening faces will help Texas has seen cases rise over the past month with abit watery hospitals in four counties to stop elective surgeries the governor wants people to practice social distancing wear a mask in practice good

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"abit" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

03:34 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Pathway for governor abit plans to present Floyd's family with the flag that flew over the capitol building in George Floyd on the officer charged with George Lloyd's murder made his first court appearance yesterday former Minneapolis police officer Derek Shaw Avenue was charged with murdering George Florida faced his first court appearance in Hennepin county Monday via video where a judge set his bail at one point two five million dollars without conditions or one million with certain conditions met the state of Minnesota has opened a civil rights case against the entire Minneapolis PD three other officers at the scene were also fired and later charged with counts of aiding and abetting peaceful protests continued in San Antonio for a tenth straight day on Monday among those in attendance were former mayor and presidential candidate who Leon Castro his twin brother congressman Joaquin Castro they encouraged protesters to vote in November and to hold their elected leaders accountable last night the tower of the Americas the frost bank tower at the Alamodome in other buildings were lit and crimson and gold honor George Floyd the colors represent Jack Yates high school in Houston where Floyd graduated as protests continue over police brutality the mix of people taking part in the demonstrations stands out this is not the first in custody death that has sparked protests but there is something different this time Texas a and M. civil rights professor Albert Broussard says the protests are brought the whole nation together what's been surprising about this particular set of defenses that number by protesters who are lying yes black lives matter he says the racial makeup of these protests not only give them more visibility but also legitimacy and he predicts they will spark real change in the civil rights movement Michael board news radio twelve hundred W. away I mean time president trump is opposed to any plan to reduce or eliminate funding for police departments during a briefing White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee said trump believes that most cops are good hard working Paul congressional Democrats are pushing a federal ban on police chokehold while setting up a national database to track police misconduct back in eighty said the president is looking at a number of possible police reforms well the army is thinking about renaming bases named after Confederate leaders army secretary Ryan McCarthy says he's open to bipartisan discussion on the topic there are ten bases currently named for Confederate leaders that would need to be re named including Fort Hood between Austin and Waco the military has been under increasing pressure to rename the bases amid the ongoing protests over racial injustice with advocates arguing it's not appropriate to honor those who fought to preserve slavery measure health officials are reporting three thousand three hundred and thirty three cases of coke bit nineteen in bare county the total includes twenty two new cases reported Monday no new deaths were reported to the county's death toll is still seventy eight mayor Ron Nirenberg will present another city pandemic briefing later today and the Texas economy is really begun to reopen with restaurants being allowed to admit more customers starting later this week and that is send a signal to some that the risk of catching cobit nineteen is gonna and Baylor infectious disease expert Dr Peter Hotez Hotez says mask uses plummeting as a result we're seeing a lot of people without mass golly just get back to H. E. B. yesterday and said that looked like nobody had backgrounds the problem he says is that corona virus cases continue to rise and for that reason he's telling those at high risk like senior citizens to stay inside W. away I news time five oh five time to check on your money the world of.

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Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam no longer have guns in new 'Looney Tunes Cartoons'

Donna and Steve

01:36 min | 2 years ago

Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam no longer have guns in new 'Looney Tunes Cartoons'

"Fudd okay this is Donna loves Looney Tunes ideal throwback just thinks it's great well Elmer Fudd would routinely chase around bugs bunny with a shot gun **** yeah well you know hunting for weapons hunting through Abbas will now there are new Looney Tunes cartoons on HBO Max in on HBO Max's cartoons no guns are allowed yeah an Elmer Fudd means he has to put down his gun when he shot and Bugs Bunny a producer does though sure everybody there will still be old school cartoony violence kill the rabbit killed away abit now obviously the change was made as a response to gun violence in the U. S. but one of the producers is saying that the also have like T. and T. yes this is still explosives an acme stuff so essentially still pipe bombs but no guns anymore Elmer actually got his gun take away a little while back but no one really noticed there was a loony tune short called dynamite dance that hit you to last year and in its Elmer Fudd goes after Bugs Bunny with and how do we pronounce this word S. C. Y. T. H. E. S. C. life size which I believe that's like a grim reaper kind of it yeah so no gun but but the grim reaper thing is

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"abit" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

03:18 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on KTRH

"Abit declaring a state of disaster following recent violent protests the authorities of he authorizes federal agents to act as Texas peace officers the governor recognizes the right of every American to protest and encourages Texans to exercise your first amendment rights he emphasizes this is not about the demonstrations only the destruction of property in violence that a small portion of the protesters have engaged in yesterday March Houston second day of demonstrations over the death of George Floyd that black man who died level point policemen kneeled on his neck for several minutes in Minneapolis Houston police chief art Acevedo says more rest on the way there will be a rest force coming for those it's hijacked was predominantly a peaceful exercise of constitutional rights in America's most I've received over one hundred people were arrested in downtown Houston during the violence last night now for some really great uplifting news if on fox news this morning secretary of state Mike Pompeii says that the administration is moving quickly what the administration's done so far is to move very quickly things statements by president trump you saw the Attorney General talking about what the justice department's doing out rapidly it's responding to proceed with its investigations of what took place there the police incident that took place and then you see the president talked to the fact that this violence this looting this writing is unacceptable Houston mayor Sylvester Turner says the body of George Floyd will be returned to Houston for burial a female Houston police officer is recovering in the hospital after being hit by an escaping vehicle she was thrown six to eight feet in the air amazingly her recovery is going well the incident is not related to the Houston protests and violence a man got into a fight with a group that was shooting at YouTube music video when police arrived the suspect jumped into his SUV and aim to for the police striking the officer Amazon is scaling back deliveries and a handful of cities rocked by protests the E. commerce giant is adjusting rounds in places including Chicago Los Angeles and Portland in some cities Amazon delivery drivers were message last night to stop delivering packages and to return home immediately Amazon says it will re open closed delivery stations when it is safe gas prices are up slightly over the last couple of weeks eight cents for a nationwide average of two dollars and five cents a gallon that's crude oil from the US crude prices have rebounded slightly and driving demand has increased some more and people resume activities following coronavirus lockdowns however despite the modest increase trilby Lundberg the publisher of the Lundberg survey reminds drivers that they are paying much less than just a year ago the difference between this current price of two oh five and the same time last year is about eighty eight cents per gallon and that would be great to nearly nine dollars for a ten gallon fill so a two.

Washington, DC - Montgomery County strikes deal to expand coronavirus testing

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

Washington, DC - Montgomery County strikes deal to expand coronavirus testing

"Montgomery County just struck a huge deal to expand covert nineteen testing the county announcing abit Jetix based in Rockville will provide seventy five hundred self administer tests at minimum per week to start ramping up to twenty thousand per week by early next month but when will the county re open I spoke tonight with Montgomery county executive Marc Elrich about the possible timeline after he said earlier this week that they'll work on one within the next week or two but yesterday I don't like digs because ten people focus on the date if you don't get there it's like you lied to us we're gonna get there when the days it says however there are several and when our testing is in place with our contact tracing

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"abit" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on KCRW

"The latest round of re openings comes on the heels of sobering news on Saturday Texas saw a huge spike in confirmed covert nineteen cases eighteen hundred and one new cases to be exact the highest single day number since the outbreak began more than seven hundred were in Amarillo where there's been a cluster of cases that meat packing plants we have been waiting for that jump in numbers ginger Nelson is Amarillo's mare she says governor abit sent a surge response team to the region to test meatpacking workers that job was directly tied to extra testing it's hard to tell how much of the state's gradual re opening is affecting the spread of Kobe nineteen there's often a two week lag before symptoms show up but Texas has fallen short of abit school to reach thirty thousand tests per day still the Republican governor is giving the go ahead to more businesses at today's press conference he said child care facilities can open immediately and bars can be open at twenty five percent capacity on Friday from day one our mission has been to use data and doctors to open Texas in a safe and responsible way that contains the spread of cover nineteen abit did exam Amarillo from the new timeline as well as el Paso some local leaders there have said the border city isn't ready to reopen for NPR news I'm Mallory Falk in el Paso this is NPR news in.

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"abit" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"You hear the talking heads on the media to discussing why it's important to get these corona virus tests and why our government is telling us okay so Abbott labs has come out with the most accurate the quickest the most accessible corona virus test are we to believe them the White House is talking about the five minute coronavirus Jess guess what Mrs half of the cases that a test for doubts over abit and I had to think highly of abit I used to have it the labs for years and quest and various other labs they're not fell infallible they're just not doubts about or over abit chest touted by the current administration as the virus gets inside the west wing the rapid corona virus test being used to diagnose people at the White House including president trump's valet and vice president Mike pence's press secretary may miss up to half of all positive cases a new study suggests meeting more people in the administration's inner circle may have the virus but are unaware of it and Abbott laboratories their chest called ID now test was hailed for being able to detect a positive result in just five minutes and a negative result in about thirteen minutes but researchers from New York University found that the abit ID now test missed about a third of the corona virus samples stored in vials compared to another commonly used testing kit what's more among samples that were taken using a dry nasal swab the test from the Illinois based company missed about forty eight percent of positive results it comes on the heels of at least a dozen White House staff members testing positive for the virus including vice president Mike pence's press secretary Katie Miller and one of president.

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FDA giving White House new guidance on rapid COVID-19 test

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

FDA giving White House new guidance on rapid COVID-19 test

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"abit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To you is a corona virus test the president promoted reliable the abit ID now test as a small machine about the size of a toaster and it's fast within fifteen minutes it is supposed to be able to spot people infected with corona virus but the food and drug administration has now issued an alert about the test's accuracy NPR health correspondent rob Stein is covering this story rob good morning good morning Steve how big a deal would it be if this particular test proves not to be so good we don't see this test has gotten a lot of attention because it's so fast your president trump is preach a lot in fact it's the test used to screen people at the White House is in big demand around the country you know the company that makes it has distributed at least one point eight million other tests and is cranking out fifty thousand new test every day to keep up with the demand we should point out that black Abbott laboratories is an NPR sponsor absolutely but we're reporting on their problems here just the same what is the FDA's concern about the test the FDA issued a statement last night alerting the public that research is raising questions about the reliability of the tests that may produce inaccurate results specifically the FT's concerned about false negative results meaning the test may tell people that they are negative when the really positive in other words the test may miss too many people who are really infected why does the FDA have that concern here the FDA is isn't setting any specific research in this latest alert but NPR reported back in April that researchers at the Cleveland Clinic has found that the abit ID now test appears to be significantly less reliable than several of the other widely used tests in their study the test missed about fifteen out of every hundred infections in another study came out just this week from researchers at New York University they found that the test could miss between a third and half of infections wow what does the company say when confronted with a study that finds that their test might be about as accurate as a coin flip yes so you know abit is saying no test is perfect but it's basically standing by the ID now the company says the problem is with the study's not the test the way the specimens using the studies were collected handled you know stored and transported could have caused the problems for example the samples that were tested in the Cleveland Clinic study were stored in special fluids first instead of going directly into the testing machine that the company says they're supposed to that would have diluted the specimens and the company says other studies found the average has to be just as accurate as any other test okay so they are questioning the tests of their tests but the FDA has done this advisory does this mean we shouldn't be relying on the test at all no no the FDA's not saying that the FDA says the tests can still be used it can correctly identify many positive cases but the FDA saying that negative results may deem to be confirmed with one of the other tests that have been shown to be highly reliable and both habit and the FDA said they're working together to take a look at this more closely what are outside experts saying rob I talked to Michael Mann about this season affections disease expert at Harvard he says the fastest like the apple ID now can definitely be useful as long as you realize that the speed may come with some trade offs but he worries about relying on it to try to stop to operate if you're really trying to prevent an outbreak from occurring no one missed case can become a whole new transmission chain onward you know he also worries about the White House relying on this test my colleagues reach out to the White House last night but the White House didn't have any immediate comment rob thanks so much you bet Steve that's NPR health correspondent rob Stein four years ago former vice president Joe Biden took to the stage in Philadelphia facing thousands of democratic convention delegates who were holding up red and white lettered signs spelling out Joe.

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"abit" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:52 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on KCRW

"Test that the president promoted reliable the abit ID now test as a small machine about the size of a toaster and it's fast within fifteen minutes it is supposed to be able to spot people infected with corona virus but the food and drug administration has now issued an alert about the test's accuracy NPR health correspondent rob Stein is covering this story rob good morning good morning Steve how big a deal would it be if this particular test proves not to be so good we don't see this test has gotten a lot of attention because it's so fast your president trump is preach a lot in fact it's the test used to screen people at the White House is in big demand around the country you know the company that makes it has distributed at least one point eight million of the tests and is cranking out fifty thousand new test every day to keep up with the demand we should point out that black Abbott laboratories is an NPR sponsor absolutely but we're reporting on their problems here just the same what is the FDA's concern about the test the FDA issued a statement last night alerting the public that researchers raising questions about the reliability of the tests that it may produce inaccurate results specifically the FT's concerned about false negative results meaning the test may tell people that they are negative when the really positive in other words the test may miss too many people who are really infected why does the FDA have that concern here the FDA is isn't setting any specific research in this latest alert but NPR reported back in April that researchers at the Cleveland Clinic has found that the abit ID now test appears to be significantly less reliable than several of the other widely used tests in their study the test missed about fifteen out of every hundred infections in another study came out just this week from researchers at New York University they found that the test could miss between a third and half of infections wow what does the company say when confronted with a study that finds that their test might be about as accurate as a coin flip yes so you know abit is saying no test is perfect but it's basically standing by the ID now the company says the problem is with the study's not the test the way the specimens using the studies were collected handled you know stored and transported could have caused the problems for example the samples that were tested in the Cleveland Clinic study were stored in special fluids first instead of going directly into the testing machine that the company says they're supposed to that would have diluted the specimens and the company says other studies found the Abbott has to be just as accurate as any other test okay so they are questioning the tasks of their tasks but the FDA has done this advisory does this mean we shouldn't be relying on the test at all no no the FDA's not saying that the FDA says the test can still be used it can correctly identify many positive cases but the FDA saying that negative results may deem to be confirmed with one of the other tests that have been shown to be highly reliable in both habit and the FDA said they're working together to take a look at this more closely water outside experts saying rob I talked to Michael Miller about this season affections disease expert at Harvard and he says the fastest like the apple ID now can definitely be useful as long as you realize that the speed may come with some trade offs but he worries about relying on it to try to stop throughout break if you're really trying to prevent an outbreak from occurring no one missed case can become a whole new transmission chain onward you know he also worries about the White House relying on this test my colleagues reach out to the White House last night but the White House didn't have any immediate comment rob thanks so much you bet Steve that's NPR health correspondent rob Stein four years ago former vice president Joe Biden took to the stage in Philadelphia facing thousands of democratic convention delegates who were holding up red and white lettered signs spelling out Joe.

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"abit" Discussed on AP News

AP News

14:50 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on AP News

"Federal health officials are warning of a potential problem with the rapid covert 19 test used across the nation including at the White House president trump has healed the Abbott laboratories test as a game changer delivering results in up to 15 minutes these tests are highly sophisticated very quick very good used to test him and key staff members every day but the food and drug administration says it's looking at preliminary data suggesting the test can miss cases falsely clearing people who could then spread the infection to others New York University researchers have reported results suggesting the abit tests can miss up to half the infections caught by arrival test adits rejecting those findings and for now the FDA says it's reviewing the data with abit while alerting doctors about the potential accuracy issue soccer mad Donnie Washington

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"abit" Discussed on AP News

AP News

14:50 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on AP News

"Federal health officials are warning of a potential problem with the rapid covert 19 test used across the nation including at the White House president trump has healed the Abbott laboratories test as a game changer delivering results in up to 15 minutes these tests are highly sophisticated very quick very good used to test him and key staff members every day but the food and drug administration says it's looking at preliminary data suggesting the test can miss cases falsely clearing people who could then spread the infection to others New York University researchers have reported results suggesting the abit tests can miss up to half the infections caught by arrival test adits rejecting those findings and for now the FDA says it's reviewing the data with abit while alerting doctors about the potential accuracy issue soccer mad Donnie Washington

FDA White House president Abbott laboratories New York University abit Donnie Washington 15 minutes
"abit" Discussed on AP News

AP News

14:50 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on AP News

"Federal health officials are warning of a potential problem with the rapid covert 19 test used across the nation including at the White House president trump has healed the Abbott laboratories test as a game changer delivering results in up to 15 minutes these tests are highly sophisticated very quick very good used to test him and key staff members every day but the food and drug administration says it's looking at preliminary data suggesting the test can miss cases falsely clearing people who could then spread the infection to others New York University researchers have reported results suggesting the abit tests can miss up to half the infections caught by arrival test adits rejecting those findings and for now the FDA says it's reviewing the data with abit while alerting doctors about the potential accuracy issue soccer mad Donnie Washington

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"abit" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

03:55 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on KTRH

"Governor abit feedback on how to read up the state's economy so it's how do we start to slowly thoughtfully and most of all safely reopen the state for many workers they will experience something very different they must wear masks and practice social distancing with the curbside pickup orders and I think he's cursed measures are a great way to begin mass the governor said earlier this week dining at restaurants and salons could be the next to partially reopen with safety measures in place CJ Papa fox news governor Greg Abbott may make an announcement Monday about re opening a large number of Texas businesses amid the outbreak restaurants retail outlets and hair salons may be allowed to open next governor emphasized he's getting advice from medical experts about what standards to put in place so as to open business say a flea while many economists predict a sharp rebound from the government ordered shut downs a UT San Antonio professor argues it's worse than the Great Depression professor Tom Tunstall thanks the loss of gross domestic product will be twice what it was in the nineteen thirties the numbers are one suggest maybe six to eleven percent loss in GDP for the year you know by the end of the year others argue the great depression was caused by bad economic policy while the current slump was forced by the virus in Harris County starting Monday wear a mask appropriate for your risk level so says William deputy director Francisco Sanchez one of the things that we highly recommend right now is the use of cloth coverings for your face you do not need to use a surgical mask or N. ninety five mask or mass that are designated for first responders are for healthcare professionals changes stresses the basics wash hands and social distancing is critical that mask order is being challenged in court apparel and chemical company is making hand sanitizer available by the gallon custom chemicals and coating ordinarily manufacture salt and brine remover but it started producing hand sanitizer company's website says the sixty dollar product is seventy percent alcohol that exceeds the requirements of the CDC and the World Health Organization customers can place an order online but they've got to pick it up at the plant K. two races so I'm coming up on two oh for a second navy warship is being sidelined due to the virus the USS Kidd was operating in the Caribbean more than fifteen sailors aboard the destroyer of tested positive for the virus the USS Theodore Roosevelt remains in a port in Guam due to the virus outbreak more than eight hundred sailors on the Roosevelt have tested positive but the Roosevelt is an aircraft carrier military presence continues off the coast of China this time it's the U. S. drawing attention R. U. S. warship sailed through the Taiwan strait for the second time in a month the latest military presence in the region this move followed the appearance of a Chinese aircraft carrier off the island the straight is a particularly sensitive area since China considers Taiwan to be part of their country but the US has been supporting the self proclaimed independent government of Taiwan that's bills in for a federal judges approve the five billion dollar fine Facebook agreed to pay over the Cambridge analytica scandal it's the largest fine the FTC has ever leveled critics say the fine was too small there are traffic jams in France after McDonald's re open about seventy of its drive thru locations videos on Twitter show long lines down the block at McDonald's locations there one guy tweeted he went to his local McDonald's south of Paris for chicken McNuggets and then went home empty handed after finding out there was a three hour wait Texans getting ready for their initial picks during tonight's second and third rounds of the NFL draft draft analysts suspect the team will go defense in both rounds the second round starts at six tonight the Dow is now up one hundred sixty nine the S. and P..

"abit" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Of the machines but we don't have the task only abit sells them it's proprietary I think we've gotten two hundred we need thousands every week and so and now there's no selling them to states they're all being bought by FEMA so we are going to FEMA to get more out of it instantaneous because we have a very good use for those to screen workers a senior facilities we also the National Guard supporting screening and advancing your facilities in arsenal's already but it would be helpful to have more of the the addicts Efia tass proprietary tests we also generally are working on the limitations around the extraction reagent for testing and finding alternatives to that there's several promising ways to get around that have been demonstrated a labs I've instructed our state lab to replicate those as well as different protocols for different kinds of swaps are more common use we're working with the county health departments to scale up their testing we support the county health departments in doing that many of our private property buyers have continued to do that as well but yes many of the conversations with the vice president with the administration what about testing because it masks we're we were buying a high quality PP for health care workers we welcome any more the federal government censored that continues to be a topic of discussion but we are focused on that here in Colorado obviously the social distancing is something that the people of Colorado craft competition that we want to accomplish with you that we want to help the people of Colorado know the importance of this and that's really going to be your accomplishment not Donald trump's accomplishment not terrible says accomplishment but your accomplishment yes.

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"abit" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"So how do we manage to produce the great in in N. G. frankly genius innovative abit test I mean that's the one in five minutes your positive call with positive you'll know in five minutes negative results thirteen minutes but and then they're producing massive quantities of this I mean they're gonna be able to send out what a million test well as of now earlier this week they had already shipped more than a hundred ninety thousand rapid test to customers in twenty one states and they now have a goal they believe that they're going to be over two million be able to produce about two million tests per month how could we quadruple that now I know listen I'm not saying this is that Abbott is doing anything but helping I got this from Dr oz who joins us lady said Germany's mortality rate is much lower because of widespread testing five hundred thousand tests a week they they like the you know the the scenario of they are just testing everybody now you got a test but you gotta have privacy violating civil liberties our constitutional rights now you're going to add the other things masks and gloves and distancing and teller working and and so on and so forth that's got to be a part of it especially in a big city got to get the economy going got to get this country up and running sorry incident at fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport bring up the details coming up in moments first check on traffic.

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"abit" Discussed on KHVH 830AM

KHVH 830AM

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on KHVH 830AM

"The middle of February I've been very clear that people need to take personal responsibility for their health and the well being of their families South Dakota is not New York City and our sense of personal responsibility our resiliency and are already sparse population density put us in a great position to manage the spread of this virus without needing to resort to some of the measures that we've seen in some of these major cities coastal cities and in other countries the calls to apply for a one size fits all approach to this problem in South Dakota is heard mentality it's not leadership my responsibility is to respect the rights of people and the people who elected me to manage our state operations in a way that reflects the realities of what we have here on the ground in our state I eat that's fantastic I love her I love her I would I would like to nominate her for governor of Texas I mean we've been trying to get a hold of Greg abit for awhile and I don't know why but Greg is not coming on the the program the governor of Texas but where is that from Texas present from Texas it's been a pretty good job through this no I've I've not been highly critical of his actions through this I mean I don't know I just missed most of the cities largely and people are doing it anyway I mean interesting part about all this is that you know we've talked so much about how the government is going to act and the government is going to what restrictions are they putting on people and people are just doing this because as the governor here just pointed out you're responsible for your own safety right and so yes it also complicates I think the argument between before about how we change from what mode we're in now to opening up the economy I mean there's been this debate that's gone on forever should we have closed the economy right however the data is all coming out that all of this stuff was going on before we closed it right people weren't going to restaurants anyway right so these could be if we were just left everything open you cut restaurant traffic by seventy percent we have no culture and no giant bail because their own decision economy crumbles anyway yeah right because people are terrified of going out and doing frivolous things that might endanger them yeah so like I mean this is this is obviously not easy but the we're gonna have to force people to go back to rest it's it's I mean if you go out three times a week to these restaurants you will get.

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"abit" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Elaborate on the abit rapid tests the fence you said that they sent them to private systems without state input do we assume that that's hospital where did they go of the others to those tend to be either private labs or to directly to hospital private hospitals and it and essentially they've kind of way laid them away from states and then toward those private entities but there's still I mean obviously they just and then some of them come to Illinois to just to be clear it's just that yeah this is what you know I've talked a lot about the supply chain for everything during this covert nineteen crisis and this is just another example of the unsteadiness of it when you know typically in a normal moment in a supply chain you place an order and your order arrives at some point you have a date that's you know on pine which it's supposed to arrive it's due to arrive well that date comes in this supply chain situation for a lot of things and the federal government's way lays it sometimes we heard that about Massachusetts and and P. P. and you know now we've heard it yeah we've seen it with regard to machines look some of those machines will end up in Illinois and so that's good but but not what we had expected and we won't have as many as we expect the mayor today he put in a curfew of nine PM for liquor sales could you imagine that statewide as well I think that's up to the local mayors and local city governments and county governments to make the decision about there are a lot of people who died while being follow social but is there any one who's going to be monitoring that will be the National Guard will be local police the people have those kinds of gatherings and perhaps there may be more than the suggested ten people that are in the tent look as I've suggested but you know we are asking people to do the right thing even in those circumstances as difficult as that is may and but if somebody is purposely for taking the order you know they did suggest that people who you know it can't gather in in numbers of more than ten and then you know that it's appropriate for law enforcement or others to try to break up those galleries but obviously at the funeral is a very difficult circumstance we would ask the pastors and other faith leaders do their best to to be set different schedules than they normally would for people to come to visitation and for there to be a service that service is really be just for the family hopefully a small group of people at one time governor can you comment there's a report out that according to the army corps of engineers Corey place will be accepting patients and in court the next day or two is that indeed the case I think I'd like to turn that over to general nearly whose team has also been involved at at A. ed McCormack called possibly say though from my perspective I.

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"abit" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"US government within weeks advertise shared that they will be delivering these test tomorrow and then we'll be ramping up just said to emphasize one thing the most innovative and safe products come from the private sector in partnership with government taking an all hands on deck approach just like in this case near the point here is it abit nifty work together to make sure that we had a fast reliable and accurate test to market thank you yeah really great job thank you Steve so the pharmaceutical company Sandoz that has been working with us very closely and as Alex mentioned a little bit thirty million doses of the hydroxy Tarquin to the United States government and given and bears donated one million doses of the clerk when which will soon be distributed to states and state health officials around the country to have a pharmaceuticals is also donating six million doses of hydroxy Clark when two US hospitals six million doses so the private sectors you say Steve it's been amazing what's happened really amazing and we're going to introduce you to some of the greatest business executives in the world today no matter where you go and there goes a little bit about what they're doing and then we have so many more the FDA is also authorized the details in ninety five respirator mask sterilization kits it's an incredible thing I've been asking why are we throwing these masks away you look at some of these masks on their significant pieces of equipment that I say have come you thrown away why are they using sterilization techniques and I got a call from Mike DeWine the governor of Ohio and he's a tremendous guy tremendous governor and he said we have a company name but deal and they're having a hard time getting approval from the FDA and I called up Dr Han and within a very short period of time they got the approval save we really appreciate it I want to thank Mike and I want to thank Steve and they're going to be able each machine now can disinfect one hundred and twenty thousand masks per day don't think of that each machine can disinfect one hundred and twenty thousand mass per day it'll be just like a new one it could go up to about twenty times for each basket so each basket go through this process twenty times and they have to an Ohio one in New York and one will soon be shipped to Seattle Washington and also to Washington DC so that's going to make a tremendous difference on the masks this morning I spoke to our nation's governors to help each day get the medical supplies they need and yesterday vice president Mike pence asked our nation's hospitals to begin reporting total bed capacity I see you bed capacity ventilator capacity and vital medical supply levels on a daily basis and Mike thank you for the great job thank you very much in New York the two thousand nine hundred bed hospital under construction which is now completed they completed it in three days you might say three and a half days at the Javits center will be completed today will be and when you.

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"abit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Every day so thank you Mr president for your leadership and thank you to everybody who's played a part in getting us where we are today thank you thank you very much thank you I'd like to ask a doctor Honda come up FDA because we have some really good stuff first of all the numbers have been incredible on testing but in the days ahead we're going to go even faster and we have something from abit labs which is right here and that's a five minute test highly accurate and I maybe can show that as we listen to our FDA commissioner the job is done in the approval process we talked about the clerk when in the hydroxy Laura Quinn just now I thought that I'd mention it but Alex is already done that but we have that now under test with one thousand one hundred people in New York and it was only the fast approval by FDA that allowed us to do that it was a really rapid approval and Dr please say a few words of this is the first one on the line of the five minute test I have a thank you Mr president for your leadership thank you Mr vice president for your leadership of the task force I'm very proud of FDA staff work in the last few months to expedite the availability of testing in this country I'm also incredibly appreciative of private industries ingenuity and willingness to work with us quickly to develop and distribute those tests we had a substantial addition to testing up with the authorization of point of care tests especially.

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"abit" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

09:34 min | 2 years ago

"abit" Discussed on KOMO

"I'm I'm sure sure you've you've noticed noticed the the cost cost of of prescription prescription drugs drugs continued continued going going up up this this year year and and while while Congress Congress talks talks about about doing doing something something lawmakers lawmakers have have been been unable unable to to pass pass any legislation to rein in these ongoing price hikes according to a recent survey by the Kaiser family foundation millions of Americans are on able to afford the medicines they need as a result the survey found almost thirty percent of patients either didn't fill a prescription skip doses or took an over the counter medication instead of the prescribed drugs during the past twelve months on the commode news live via Skype Consumer Reports investigative health and medical reporter Lisa guilt to talk about the problem the solutions and what you can do while we wait for Congress to act and Lisa I'm sure you'll agree with me that it's tragic what people are doing because they can't afford their meds it's true you know in fact a consumer report nationally representative survey also found very similar things to what the Kaiser family foundation survey and that is that people are struggling across the country with a forty no medication and they do some really bad things when they can't afford it the survey showed that of the people whose drug price went up and I was about a third of all working Americans discovered in the last twelve months at least one of the medications they take went up in price we learned that of those folks one of every four just fill the prescription at all which is really bad the end of the prescription people take all the time and we have to learn that when they couldn't afford a medication they were much more likely sometimes two and three times more likely to do things like that to use the credit card more often to pay for household expenses are paid spend less money on groceries even me they they really take pretty serious steps to curb their household spending in order to afford crazy medication at bad news and not getting any better clearly a problem the question is why the drug companies are clearly one culprit in all of this but the bigger problem here is that people will get in between and managing our health care and you wrote about that for the January issue tell everybody about that that's right you know I've covered this topic for more than a decade and this is one of a deeper dive that we did and really trying to untangle why consumers and that is really working Americans to get their health insurance through their employer why I think we spending so much more money at work which is simply the fact that prices are going up which actually is very much a problem for certain drugs but there were some insurance situations and people are facing along with that they're also causing people to pay more money out of pocket and I'll tell you if you just look at the prices a long we can see the drug prices are clearly climbing that's not a surprise what we found is that there's a secret mechanism behind some of the prices for branded drugs not drugs for which there's not a generic equivalent it called pharmacy benefit managers and they are a middle man in the entire drug supply chain we can see that drug manufacturers are raising their prices and they're doing so for a very interesting and backcountry then and that's because they're paying more money to the pharmacy benefit managers and I'll tell you what the amount is a hundred sixty six billion dollars in two thousand eighteen alone and that is to get their drugs covered by the PBM industry lingo for pharmacy benefit manager to get their drugs covered by the PDM so that when a consumer goes the pharmacy counter to fill a prescription for that drug covered the thing you know is that those payments from a drug company to a PVM have doubled in the last five years it used to be eighty three billion that amount of money is invisible to the consumer but it drives up what's called the list price actual retail price of a drug and through a consumer insurance companies either through having a high deductible insurance plan or having something called coinsurance or you pay a percentage of the list price the consumer is more commonly exposed to the to very high list prices if the hidden system it's very hard to untangle but we've spent the last year doing it and we can say there's at least several ways that consumers can combat we're talking a Lisa Gil she's Consumer Reports investigative health and medical reporter so Lisa while we wait for Congress to act there are some things people can do and it starts while you're in the doctor's office that's right one of the suggestions that we have is to bring up cost with your doctor your doctor in many cases will not raise the issue of whether or not you can afford a medication or treatment that they're suggesting so you might be surprised that they don't bring it up but it's it's unfortunate up to you the graph of how much that can cost they might tell you first that they don't know but you can ask them to call your insurance company and find out and that way you can have the discussion in your doctor's office before you leave and not standing at the pharmacy counter quite trying to fill the prescription itself and here's something it sounds counter intuitive if you have insurance you go around the insurances save money but I did this based on your suggestion there's a drug it routinely it was on the formulary the insurance company to get off the formula recent one up from like twenty dollars to a hundred and twenty dollars and I you look at a place called good are ex it's coupons you get for free for drugs and I wound up getting it at another pharmacy about a mile away for twelve dollars so from a hundred twenty to twelve dollars that was cheaper insurance right this is increasingly a problem for consumers you found a great solution and we've been looking at correct for years we suggest that every time we possibly can because typically those discounts particularly when applied to generic drugs can save you a bundle of money and for interestingly the insurance companies are not covering all generic like you might think they would and in fact it can lead to one of the problems that we've seen consumers are dealing with and that if they're exposed just like your more commonly talked very high prices through the insurance company because the insurance company either doesn't cover the drug for the only covering a percentage of the drugs like of the full retail price they may only cover twenty or thirty percent you're on the hook for the rest

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