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Author: Ryan Voyles

Raoul joins coalition calling for FDA to approve over-the-counter birth control pill

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined 20 colleagues last week in calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve over-the-counter birth control pills that meet its safety and efficiency standards.

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IDPH to distribute 1 million COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to disadvantaged communities

The Department of Public Health will distribute 1 million over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to 200,000 residents in economically disadvantaged communities outside of Chicago.

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Preparation continues for end of public health emergency, as health plans seek bigger role

Officials said last week that work continues in preparation for the potential return of redetermination of Medicaid members next year, but some health plan leaders said they can do more to help ensure individuals do not fall off the Medicaid rolls.

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Study: Nose swabs may distinguish babies with RSV in need of longer intensive care

Results of a nose swab on babies in the hospital with respiratory syncytial virus may distinguish which ones may need longer intensive care, according to results of an initial study released Wednesday by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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