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The drug industry gave generously to key members of Congress to block attempts to control the rising cost of drugs, according to a Kaiser Health News investigation.
The pharmaceutical industry targeted key lawmakers to thwart attempts to contain drug costs.
The sessions will address a new mental health issue over the next four Wednesdays.
Florida and the nation will need more child specialists. BayCare’s residency program will be at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa.
Trick-or-treating outdoors is fine, but masking up is key.

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  1. Gov. Ron DeSantis has not confirmed whether he will get a booster shot, and Florida's new surgeon general Dr. Joseph Ladapo has not released his vaccination status.
  2. The drug industry gave generously to key members of Congress to block attempts to control the rising cost of drugs, according to a Kaiser Health News investigation.
  3. Dr. Kristine Rietsma looks at Killian Brown, 4 months, during his pediatric appointment Tuesday at BayCare Medical Group in Tampa. Rietsma will be one of the faculty who will train medical school graduates in BayCare's new pediatrics residency.
  4. This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds.
  5. Tampa Jewish Family Services is headquartered in the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center.
  6. Doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine sit on a table before the start of a vaccination clinic as part of an outreach initiative by Henry Ford Health System at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn on March 8, 2021.
  7. Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced Monday morning he tested positive for the virus after returning home from Tampa.
  8. Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds. It is the second U.S. vaccine aimed at eventually being offered to children.
  9. Dr. Paul Nanda of Tampa General Hospital suggests putting candy at the end of the driveway, or at least away from the entryway, to avoid crowding around the door.
  10. Rep. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, asked Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo to wear a mask during a meeting in her office Wednesday because she has a serious medical condition. He refused and was asked to leave.
  11. This Jan. 5 photo shows a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccine clinic in Salt Lake City. U.S. regulators expect to rule Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 on authorizing booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, a Food and Drug Administration official said at a government meeting.
  12. A student has his temperature taken Sept. 13 as he arrives at PS811 in New York. Even as most students return to learning in the classroom this school year, disruptions to in-person learning, from missing one day because of a late school bus to an entire two weeks at home due to quarantine, remain inevitable as families and educators navigate the ongoing pandemic.
  13. President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall Thursday at the Baltimore Center Stage Pearlstone Theater in Baltimore.
  14. This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday, Oct. 22, as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group.
  15. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  16. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Gopher Resources in Tampa more than $319,000 after a series in the Tampa Bay Times revealed workplace dangers.
  17. A county news release described Giovanni Ciancio as a "courageous and honorable firefighter."
  18. In this Oct. 18 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Texas is urging the Supreme Court to leave in place its law banning most abortions and telling the justices there’s no reason to rush into the case. The state filed its response Thursday to the Biden administration’s call on the high court to block the law and rule conclusively this term on the measure’s constitutionality.
  19. Mohammad Hossain, left, USF Ph.D. student, and Arash Takshi, associate professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida, each hold a glass slide with a prototype sensor they are hoping to use to be able to detect COVID-19 or other pathogens.
  20. The Pfizer logo is on display at the company's headquarters in New York. Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday.
  21. In this Oct. 12 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey in London. Buckingham Palace said Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks after being advised by her doctor this week to rest. The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch went to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Wednesday for “preliminary investigations.” It said she returned to her Windsor Castle home at lunchtime on Thursday, "and remains in good spirits.”
  22. In this March 6 photo, boxes containing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sit next to vials in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution, in east Denver.  U.S. regulators have signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
  23. Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will call a November special session to pass several measures related to vaccine mandates.
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