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Nov 15, 2012

Nov 15, 2012

Senate committee raises more meningitis outbreak questions

(CIDRAP News) – A Senate committee hearing today on the fungal meningitis outbreak covered some of the same ground as yesterday's House hearing but aired the views of compounding pharmacy industry groups and provided a strong example for strengthening the nation's public health infrastructure.

Nov 14, 2012

Nov 14, 2012

House committee grills FDA over fungal meningitis outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – The first congressional hearing today on the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroids was marked by tough questions for regulators, political wrangling, and an appearance by the owner of the compounding pharmacy that produced the drugs, but he declined to testify.

Jun 26, 2012

Jun 26, 2012

HHS lists H1N1's lessons for honing pandemic readiness

(CIDRAP News) – During the 2009 influenza pandemic, clinicians were frustrated by the lack of useful diagnostic tests, the government had no national system for monitoring stress on healthcare facilities, and there was some duplication in federal media campaigns.

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