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December 17, 2020

In This Issue
Advisory Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine, FDA Expected to Authorize Emergency Use
Update to Our Special Edition Wednesday Vaccine Newsletter
FDA Authorizes First OTC COVID-19 Test
Maine Public Radio Reports 32 COVID-19 Cases Linked To Bangor Hospital Outbreak
MaineCare Section 17 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Service Cap
Attention FQHCs and RHCs: Reimbursing Telehealth Services, CR 98696
Current FDA Drug Shortages
Not Much COVID Relief Movement from Congress
Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
Maine Medical Association Enduring Education Opportunity
MICIS Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions
Hanley's PELI Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN!
A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
State Legislative Committees Announced
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Programs & Meetings
Webinar: “Radon Risk Reduction: The Current Policy Landscape in the US and the Maine Perspective” January 12, 2020
Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine - Emphasis on the 'T' - Half-day Symposium on Saturday, January 23
MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - Feb 12-14, 2021
Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2-3, 2021
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Behavioral Health Clinician
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

 
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FDA Authorizes First OTC COVID-19 Test

A viral antigen over-the-counter COVID-19 home test that can be used without a prescription wasauthorized for emergency use this week by the FDA. Patients perform their own nasal swab and a smartphone app helps interpret results without sending it to a lab. 

The FDA authorization comes on the heels of authorization last month of the first prescription COVID-19 test for home use. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Antigen Test as First Over-the-Counter Fully At-Home Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

 

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