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Religious Exemptions vs Mandatory Vaccinations: An Expert Perspective

Religious Exemptions vs Mandatory Vaccinations: An Expert Perspective

Lawyers make things complicated — including policies requiring mandatory influenza vaccinations for healthcare workers.

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White House Unveils Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

White House Unveils Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb MD, said, "The FDA shares the goal of ensuring that American patients have access to quality and affordable care that meets their needs."

April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day

April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day

April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

How San Francisco Is Tackling the HIV/HCV and Opioid Epidemics

How San Francisco Is Tackling the HIV/HCV and Opioid Epidemics

Katie Burk, MPH, presented measures undertaken by the city of San Francisco to provide integrated responses to the concurrent HIV/HCV and opioid public health epidemics.

Antimicrobial Resistance Research Threatened by Budget Cuts

Antimicrobial Resistance Research Threatened by Budget Cuts

Proposed budget cuts from the Trump administration can seriously hamper efforts to address antimicrobial resistance.

New Bill Before Congress Aims at Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Problem

New Bill Before Congress Aims at Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Problem

Antibiotic resistance has a high mortality rate, and the problem is growing as manufacturers retreat from investing in new drugs and diagnostic tests.

Imported Food Tied to Increase in Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

Imported Food Tied to Increase in Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

During 1996-2014, a total of 195 outbreak investigations implicated an imported food, resulting in 10,685 illnesses, 1,017 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths.

Health Care Spending Up Due to Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs

Health Care Spending Up Due to Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs

According to the 2015 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report, prescription drugs are the fastest growing expense.

American Red Cross Sounds Alarm for Blood Donations

American Red Cross Sounds Alarm for Blood Donations

There's currently less than a five-day supply, group says.

Physicians May Be Misled About FDA 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation

Physicians May Be Misled About FDA 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation

Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.

Stakeholders Discuss Need For Guidelines to Assess Aging Physicians

Stakeholders Discuss Need For Guidelines to Assess Aging Physicians

Reps from physician, hospital, patient safety organizations explore need for national guidelines.

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