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  • Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

    FDA isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

  • Safe and effective vaccine that prevents cancer continues to be underutilized

    Latest vaccination coverage estimates for adolescents show only small increase for HPV vaccine

  • Annual financial cost of COPD $36 billion in U.S.: CDC report

    A new report outlines the total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults in the United States, and lays out some projections to 2020. Chronic lower respiratory diseases, including COPD, are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Close to 24 million US adults have evidence of impaired lung function, indicating an underdiagnosis of COPD. Smoking is a primary risk factor of COPD, and approximately 80 percent of COPD deaths can be attributed to smoking.

  • CDC announces the formation of an external laboratory safety workgroup

    CDC announced today the formation of an external laboratory safety workgroup of the Advisory Committee to the Director of CDC.

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