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Aug 10, 2008

''A Second Chance for Children''

Children can spend months or years in foster care waiting for a permanent home, particularly those who are older or have special needs. The federal Adoption Incentive Program helps by giving states money to promote adoptions of children in foster care. But the program will expire next month unless Congress acts.

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Health Topics
Nov 3, 2008

''Let public see doctors’ ties to drug companies''

"What is the appropriate relationship between the medical profession and the drug industry? Last month, Dr. Charles Nemeroff stepped down as chair of Emory University’s psychiatry department after a Senate investigation exposed his failure to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in industry consulting and speaking fees, including payments from Glaxo-SmithKline, whose drug he was also studying using taxpayer dollars from the National Institutes of Health."

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Conflicts of Interest
Dec 28, 2008

''We need antibiotic ban in foods''

"For two years my colleagues at the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production and I poured over volumes of data on what the Food and Drug Administration calls on its Web site 'a growing threat,' ..."

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Jan 8, 2009

''End misuse of antibiotics''

"While your editorial ('Delmarva travel warning,' Tuesday) made light of the dangers of driving behind trucks transporting intensively raised chickens..."

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Feb 28, 2009

''Antibiotic Misuse in Animals Hurts Human Health''

"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to build public awareness regarding the dangers of people overusing antibiotics."

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Mar 7, 2009

''The withdrawal of drug-company money''

"In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has been repeatedly (and rightly) excoriated for its shameless efforts to promote its products: Freebies handed out to doctors as inducements to prescribe particular drugs."

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Conflicts of Interest
Mar 11, 2009

''You Can't Catch MRSA by Reading About It...''

"…as far as we know. But one of the journalistic challenges here is that we don’t know a lot about MRSA, and so the challenge in my Thursday column was how to raise public concern about a legitimate public health issue without becoming alarmist and exaggerating the danger."

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Mar 11, 2009

''Our Pigs, Our Food, Our Health''

"The late Tom Anderson, the family doctor in this little farm town in northwestern Indiana, at first was puzzled, then frightened."

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Mar 15, 2009

''Pathogens in Our Pork''

"We don't add antibiotics to baby food and Cocoa Puffs so that children get fewer ear infections. That's because we understand that the overuse of antibiotics is already creating 'superbugs' resistant to medication."

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Apr 28, 2009

''Pew Featured on Nightline - ABC News''

"Washington, D.C. - Robert Martin, senior officer with the Pew Environment Group, discusses the two main findings from the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production's report Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America."

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