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May 20, 2008

New Legislation Would Protect Children from Toxic Chemicals

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Representatives Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), today introduced a comprehensive overhaul of federal chemical rules called the “Kid-Safe Chemicals Act.”

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May 21, 2008

Improved Adoption Incentives and Relative Guardianship Support Act of 2008 Would Help More Foster Children Find Permanent Homes through Adoption, Guardianship

On Tuesday May 20, 2008, Senator Charles Grassley (Iowa) introduced the Improved Adoption Incentives and Relative Guardianship Support Act of 2008.  This new legislation champions permanency for children in foster care by reauthorizing the successful Adoption Incentive Program that encourages states to finalize more adoptions from foster care, ensures that all foster children with special needs can receive vital federal assistance, and provides federal guardianship support for grandparents and other relatives who want to provide a permanent home for the children they are raising.

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Health Topics
May 21, 2008

President Bush Signs Long-Awaited Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

President Bush today signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), providing vital protection for Americans against the misuse of genetic test results by heath insurers and employers.

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Jun 12, 2008

Twenty of America’s Most Promising Scientists Selected as 2008 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) announced today that 20 exceptional researchers have been selected as 2008 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences.

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Biomedical Research
Jun 12, 2008

Ten Latin American Scientists Named 2008 Pew Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) announced today that 10 promising biomedical scientists have been named 2008 Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences.

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Biomedical Research
Jun 18, 2008

Majority of Americans Support Legislative Action to Disclose Pharmaceutical Company Gifts to Physicians

A majority of Americans (64%) say that it is important to know their physician’s financial ties to pharmaceutical companies and 68% would support legislation requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose gifts to doctors, according to the results of a new survey released today by the Prescription Project.

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Conflicts of Interest
Jul 9, 2008

Pew Partners with State and City Officials to Help Low- And Moderate- Income Households Secure Bank Accounts

The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Safe Banking Opportunities Project is supporting a rapidly growing group of state and city governments that are launching campaigns to bring more Americans into the financial mainstream.

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Jul 16, 2008

Statement from Karen Steuer, Pew Environment Group, on Antibiotic Use Reporting Requirements

Karen Steuer, director of government operations for the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the House Energy & Commerce Committee mark up of the Animal Drug User Fee Act.

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Jul 16, 2008

Executive Director of Pew Commission Testifies on Resistance to Antibiotics and Banning Their Use In Food Animals

Robert P. Martin, executive director of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, today reiterated the Commission’s call for a phase out and ban on antimicrobials for non-therapeutic use in food animals.

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Jul 29, 2008

Pew Statement on the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act

Andy Igrejas, manager of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Environmental Health campaign, today issued the following statement in response to the ban on phthalates in children’s toys and childcare articles that was included in the conference agreement on the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act.

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