Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Public health issues that grabbed news headlines in August included the Louisiana flood and its aftermath, the spread of Zika virus in Florida, a challenge to school vaccinations, and national outcry over perceived pharmaceutical price gouging related to EpiPens.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Preemption can impact state and local public health measures, just as it can impact other state and local regulatory actions. Recently, a bill requiring that foods containing genetically modified organism display a federally-mandated disclosure effectively preempted Vermont's state-level GMO labeling law. An understanding of how preemption operates can be of great value to public health practitioners.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Staggering numbers of American are diagnosed with opioid addiction, and tens of thousands succumb to fatal opioid overdose each year. As opioid dependence and overdose continues to rise, states are increasingly recognizing the role of providers in both driving and curtailing the epidemic.