Public Health Law Blog Archive

Apr 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Antibiotics in Livestock Feed: Definitely Not a Moot Issue

posted on Fri, Apr 27 2012 1:00 pm by Jill Krueger

The New York Times recently described the issue of antibiotic overuse in animals and drug resistance as “one of the leading public health concerns worldwide.” The issue has been debated since 1977, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued notices declaring its intent to withdraw approval of the use of certain antibiotics intended to promote animal growth and feed efficiency.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Working Together: Local Health Officials and their Attorneys

posted on Wed, Apr 18 2012 11:10 am by Andy Baker-White

Over the last several months I’ve had the opportunity to speak with local public health officials and attorneys about the challenges in providing legal counsel to local health departments. 

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Health Reform and Women with HIV

posted on Thu, Apr 12 2012 12:32 pm by Jina Dhillon and Deborah Reid

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an unprecedented move toward expanding access to health insurance coverage and critical health services for women. This is especially true for low-income women living with HIV.  

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Not Lost in Translation: Disseminating Information about Effective Injury Prevention Programs and Policies

posted on Wed, Apr 4 2012 8:49 am by Jon Vernick

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In the field of injury prevention, we’ve learned a great deal about how to reduce injury risks and prevent harm.  But more work is needed to implement different techniques for translating those research findings into effective, real-world policies and programs. 

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