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Fighting Prescription Painkiller Abuse
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Fighting Prescription Painkiller Abuse

As overdose deaths increase, new report finds that states not doing enough to help.
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Our work is driven by data, science, and independent research. We conduct rigorous studies on issues that address health risks in consumer, medical, and food products. Based on this research, we develop practical policy proposals and work closely with industry, government, impartial experts, and a wide range of stakeholders to advance those solutions. We inform healthier decision making and improve consumer safety by encouraging innovation, promoting transparency in industry and government, and achieving pragmatic policy change.

 

Food Safety 

Food Safety

Improving the safety and nutrition of the nation’s food supply is important for all Americans. Our research advances policies to reduce foodborne illness, improve the nutritional quality and safety of school meals, decrease the overuse of antibiotics in industrial farming, and minimize the health risks associated with chemical additives in food.

Medical Safety 

Medical Safety

Ensuring the safety and effectiveness of drugs and medical devices many Americans depend on is critical to protecting human health. Our research advances policies to improve medical innovation, ensure safe use of drugs and devices, and improve manufacturing and post-market safety.

Biomedical Research 

Biomedical Research

Scientific research and innovation are essential to improving human health. Today’s young scientists are making research discoveries that are accelerating tomorrow’s medical breakthroughs. As part of our broader efforts to support high-quality, rigorous science that improves human health, Pew has a decades-long commitment supporting groundbreaking research by promising early-career biomedical researchers in the United States and Latin America.

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