Health Headlines for September 8, 2022

New York lifts mask mandate for public transit, correctional facilities, shelters
Politico Pro

New Yorkers are no longer required, but still encouraged, to wear masks on subway trains, correctional facilities, detention centers and homeless shelters, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.

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Advocates urge New York to reverse prescription drug move
State of Politics

A coalition of health care advocacy organizations is making a renewed push to reverse a prescription drug change they worry will be harmful to New Yorkers who rely on the Medicaid program.

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Gillibrand: $1B needed for community health workers
State of Politics

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have sought this funding in order to aid vaccine administration and aid underserved communities.

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FDA panel backs much-debated ALS drug in rare, 2nd review
Associated Press

The FDA advisers voted 7-2 that data from Amylyx Pharma warranted approval, despite hours of debate about the strength and reliability of the company’s lone study.

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