TMA is working to get ahead of this year's highest-profile potential public health threat with the formation of a workgroup to strategize prevention and response to Zika virus disease.
The Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) implemented an expansive physician-authorized "standing order" regarding the dispensing of naloxone/narcan, a fast-acting antidote that can be administered to someone who is overdosing on opioids.
Texas' right-to-try law makes experimental drugs more accessible to terminally ill patients when all other FDA-approved treatment options are unavailable or are unlikely to prolong life.
Due to a critical shortage of Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G), DSHS is prioritizing use of the drug in pregnant women infected with or exposed to syphilis within the past 90 days. DSHS is also allowing use of the drug to complete treatment in other patients who already have initiated the treatment series.
A new study shows a vaccination is helping children and young women avoid a common cancer-causing virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, when given to preteens and young adults, can help prevent them from getting cancer years later.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is on the rise, making early screening crucial and potentially lifesaving.
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DSHS invites you to a live webinar on "neglected tropical diseases" in Texas. The webinar will cover ascariasis, Chagas disease, cysticercosis, dengue, echinococcosis, fascioliasis, hookworm, leishmaniasis, paragonimiasis, taeniasis, and trichuriasis.
It's that time in the state's two-year budget cycle when state agencies prepare funding requests for the Texas Legislature to consider in next year's session. No agency's budget is more important to physicians than that of the HHSC, whose massive portfolio includes the state's Medicaid, public health, mental health, and women's health programs. Read More...
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