|Mar 28, 2011||
According to the Pew Prescription Project, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts, whose goal is to promote drug safety for consumers, the pharmaceutical industry spends about $7 billion a year on drug detailing.
Source: Salon PopRx Blog
|Drug Manufacturing and Distribution, Conflicts of Interest|
|Jul 8, 2010||
''Advertisements calling on Senator Reid and Senator McConnell to pass a strong food safety modernization bill recently ran in the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader.''
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
|Jul 16, 2011||
"Do you want your new prescription drugs to be made under last century's oversight? Like it or not, that's likely what you're getting -- or worse -- according to recent research from the Pew Health Group. Increasingly, Americans' medicines are made overseas in place where the oversight isn't up to U.S. standards, according to the white paper, After Heparin: Protecting Consumers from the Risks of Substandard and Counterfeit Drugs."
Source: Daily Finance
|Drug Manufacturing and Distribution, Drug Safety|
|Mar 19, 2013||
"Kids in Idaho schools may soon be dining on chef-designed school lunches. New menu items, such as fish tacos, mozzarella-crusted Pollock and Mandarin chicken rice bowl may become selections on your child’s school lunch menu in the near future, according to Melissa McGrath, spokesperson for the Idaho State Department of Education."
Source: Teton Valley News
|Nov 1, 2006||
A flu pandemic will affect all sectors of society. Will they be ready to deal with it? The Pandemic Preparedness Initiative helps them plan. It saves time and resources—and quite possibly its work will save lives.
Source: Trust Magazine
|Jul 24, 2012||
In January 2011, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act, which was supposed to begin a total overhaul of the FDA. Unfortunately, according to the Pew Health Center, the Consumers Union and other food safety organizations, the administration has not issued the necessary regulations to implement the law. As a result, outbreaks continue and Illinois is among the worst hit.
|Dec 15, 2011||
Allan Coukell, director of medical programs at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, explains how the Physician Payments Sunshine Act might work and its likely impact on physicians and patient care.
Source: Internal Medicine News
|Conflicts of Interest|
|May 21, 2008||
Nanotubes, one of the wonder materials of the new age of nanotechnology, may carry a health risk similar to that of asbestos, a wonder material of an earlier age that turned into a scourge after decades of use when its fibers were found to cause lung disease, researchers said Tuesday.
Source: The New York Times
|Mar 9, 2012||
"An industry coalition forming consensus around drug track and trace systems is floating a legislative proposal that would trace drugs on the lot level while also requiring product level identification ... "
Source: FDA Week
|Jun 14, 2012||
"Food safety activists and some medical professionals argue that overuse of antibiotics in people and food animals is causing drug resistance, and they want regulations to curb their use. Anytime antibiotics are used, whether in humans or animals, resistance can build, said Dr. Gail Hansen, a veterinary public health officer with the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming in Washington, D.C."
Source: Detroit News
|Antibiotics in Food Animal Production|
|Jun 9, 2010||
A field worker has unwashed hands. An animal squeezes through a small tear in a fence. Manure from a nearby hog farm trickles into an irrigation system.
Small mistakes like these are often difficult to identify as the sources of food-borne illnesses, a situation that has frustrated health authorities for years. The Food and Drug Administration and other agencies gather information about a contamination outbreak after people have already been sickened, and their investigations into what went wrong come well after the crucial evidence is gone.
Source: Science News
|Aug 20, 2009||
Looking for a job in nanotechnology? You might want to check out just where the nano hot spots are around the country. I have just the resource. The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies created an interactive map of the United States showing the locations of the more than 1,200 companies, universities, government laboratories, and organizations working in nanotechnology.
Source: Discovery Channel's Material World
|Mar 15, 2011||
The host of CNBC’s “Wall Street Journal Report” Maria Bartiromo interviews Pew CEO Rebecca Rimel and Pew Biomedical Scholars Dr. Carol Greider and Dr. Matthew Evans on the need for increased investment in America’s young scientists.
|Jan 3, 2012||
"New regulations for school lunches, which are funded by the federal government, were proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture last month and will be officially announced in January. The new rules are based on recommendations from the National Academies' Institute of Medicine, and may take effect as early as July."
Source: Deseret News
|Oct 12, 2012||
During a session at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting on conflicts of interest, experts delved into the link between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. While several speakers at the session pointed out that other specialties are similarly entangled with industry, "everyone does it" is generally not a valid defense where conflicts of interest are concerned.
|Conflicts of Interest|