Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/60/7179460/html/oskynews/index.php:2) in /home/content/60/7179460/html/oskynews/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php on line 8
National News – Oskaloosa News http://oskynews.org Oskaloosa Iowa and Surrounding Area News Tue, 24 Aug 2021 17:58:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine http://oskynews.org/fda-approves-first-covid-19-vaccine/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 17:57:07 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113146 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization […]

The post FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine appeared first on Oskaloosa News.

]]>
Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Honoring Their Sacrifice http://oskynews.org/mariannette-miller-meeks-honoring-their-sacrifice/ Sat, 21 Aug 2021 04:59:04 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113113 As a 24-year U.S. Army veteran and a Congresswoman representing a state with thousands of Gold Star Families, active-duty military, and retired servicemen and women, one of my top priorities in Congress is looking out for their best interests. Tragically, many veterans who have served our country suffer from emotional trauma such as depression, anxiety, […]

The post Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Honoring Their Sacrifice appeared first on Oskaloosa News.

]]>
Miller-Meeks DUMP Opioids Act Unanimously Passes the House, Heads to POTUS http://oskynews.org/miller-meeks-dump-opioids-act-unanimously-passes-the-house-heads-to-potus/ Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:44:25 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=112807 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, July 27th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ (IA-02) Dispose Unused Medications and Prescription (DUMP) Opioids Act passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 424-0. This bipartisan legislation would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have physical locations for the […]

The post Miller-Meeks DUMP Opioids Act Unanimously Passes the House, Heads to POTUS appeared first on Oskaloosa News.

]]>
Miller-Meeks & Brownley Introduce Legislation to Support VA Healthcare Workers http://oskynews.org/miller-meeks-brownley-introduce-legislation-to-support-va-healthcare-workers/ Sat, 05 Jun 2021 16:58:36 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=112111 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, June 4th, 2021, Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) and Julia Brownley (CA-26) introduced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Modernization Act. This legislation would, for the first time in 30 years, increase the amount of money the VA is permitted to reimburse clinical employees for continuing professional education expenses. “Ensuring […]

The post Miller-Meeks & Brownley Introduce Legislation to Support VA Healthcare Workers appeared first on Oskaloosa News.

]]>
Miller-Meeks & Luria Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Ready Reserve Corps http://oskynews.org/miller-meeks-luria-introduce-bipartisan-legislation-to-strengthen-ready-reserve-corps/ Sat, 08 May 2021 00:16:13 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=111717 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, May 7th, 2021, Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) and Elaine Luria (VA-02), both veterans and members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced the Public Health Service Ready Reserve Improvement Act. This bipartisan legislation grants members of the Ready Reserve Corps the same status as reservists from the other uniformed services for the purposes […]

The post Miller-Meeks & Luria Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Ready Reserve Corps appeared first on Oskaloosa News.

]]>
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Outlines Inspection and Assessment Activities During Pandemic, Roadmap for Future State of Operations http://oskynews.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-outlines-inspection-and-assessment-activities-during-pandemic-roadmap-for-future-state-of-operations/ Thu, 06 May 2021 01:45:10 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=111746 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new report titled, “Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight,” outlining the agency’s inspectional activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and its detailed plan to move toward a more consistent state of operations, including the FDA’s priorities related to this work going forward. “Like most organizations around the […]

The post Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Outlines Inspection and Assessment Activities During Pandemic, Roadmap for Future State of Operations appeared first on Oskaloosa News.

]]>
FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Over-the-Counter CBD Products for Pain Relief http://oskynews.org/fda-warns-companies-illegally-selling-over-the-counter-cbd-products-for-pain-relief/ Wed, 24 Mar 2021 03:37:19 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=111070 Products Listing CBD as Inactive Ingredient Cited for Unapproved Drug and Misbranding Violations The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to two companies for selling products labeled as containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Specifically, the warning letters address the illegal marketing […]

The post FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Over-the-Counter CBD Products for Pain Relief appeared first on Oskaloosa News.

]]>
Miller-Meeks Visits Border to See Crisis Firsthand http://oskynews.org/miller-meeks-visits-border-to-see-crisis-firsthand/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 04:18:24 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=110808  EL PASO, T.X.—Today, March 15th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, joined a group of members on a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet with border patrol agents and assess the situation on the ground. During the trip, members toured the El Paso Central Processing Center. […]

The post Miller-Meeks Visits Border to See Crisis Firsthand appeared first on Oskaloosa News.

]]>
MILLER-MEEKS CAMPAIGN ATTORNEY’S STATEMENT FOLLOWING HOUSE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE ACTION TODAY http://oskynews.org/miller-meeks-campaign-attorneys-statement-following-house-administration-committee-action-today/ Wed, 10 Mar 2021 18:07:23 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=110722 OTTUMWA, Iowa – Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ campaign attorney, Alan Ostergren, issued the following statement today in response to the House Administration Committee’s action on the motion to dismiss defeated Democratic candidate Rita Hart’s notice of contest of Miller-Meeks’ state-certified victory last year: “The committee’s vote today was procedural. Congresswoman Miller-Meeks’ motion to dismiss is still […]

The post MILLER-MEEKS CAMPAIGN ATTORNEY’S STATEMENT FOLLOWING HOUSE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE ACTION TODAY appeared first on Oskaloosa News.

]]>
FDA In Brief: FDA Provides Agricultural Biotechnology Curriculum for Middle and High School Students http://oskynews.org/fda-in-brief-fda-provides-agricultural-biotechnology-curriculum-for-middle-and-high-school-students/ Sat, 27 Feb 2021 05:54:49 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=110544 “The FDA’s new, interactive, supplementary curriculum is designed for use in middle and high school science classes to help students learn about food agriculture and the use of biotechnology, such as the genetic engineering of plants, in our food supply. A team of U.S. teachers in the fields of agriculture, biology, environmental science, technology and […]

The post FDA In Brief: FDA Provides Agricultural Biotechnology Curriculum for Middle and High School Students appeared first on Oskaloosa News.

]]>