TMB Waiver Allowing Telemedicine Pain Script
Refills to Expire June 30
The Texas Medical Board's (TMB's) latest extension
of an emergency waiver permitting telemedicine refills of certain
controlled substance prescriptions for pain patients is set to
expire June 30. Continue reading.
WHO Produces Easier
Naming System for SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Viruses like SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19,
produce different variants, versions that accumulate enough
mutations to make them distinct from the original virus.
Remembering the names of those variants just got a little easier
for patients thanks to a World Health Organization naming system based
on Greek letters. Read More
Increased Interseasonal Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity
in Texas June 24, 2021
In Texas, RSV infections occur primarily during the
fall and winter cold and flu season. In April 2002, RSV activity
decreased rapidly, likely due to the adoption of public health
measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, since late
March 2021, DSHS has observed an increase in RSV detections
reported to the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance
System (NREVSS). Read full health advisory.
4 Tax-Saving Credits
Families may be able to cash in on various tax
credits to offset their tax liability on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
Plus, recent legislation has enhanced some of the credits for 2021.
Here's an overview of four key tax credits for families that are
currently on the books. View full article.
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