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FDA fielding app to track drug side effects during emergencies

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The Food and Drug Administration is building a surveillance app for clinicians and regulators to monitor patients having bad reactions to experimental drugs administered during public health crises, agency officials said.

New rules allow small business “set asides” under GSA schedules

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The new changes make clear that contracting officers can set aside task or delivery orders or Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for small businesses under the GSA Multiple Award Schedules or on blanket purchase agreements, and on any other multiple-award contracts.

States get $137M for public health IT, prevention

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HHS grants funds to states to boost prevention, screening and public health infrastructure, including immunization registries and other systems.