NCHR Comments on the FDA’s Opioid Public Steering Committee (OPSC)

December 21, 2017. We applaud the FDA for addressing their role in developing strategies to “confront” the opioid crisis. We agree that the magnitude and scope of this crisis requires urgent action and agree that the FDA should consider patients’ and other relevant groups’ interests in developing effective approaches to reduce further harm from opioids.

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States among all people over 10 years old, and rates are on the rise. Understanding the warning signs and risk factors can help prevent suicides.

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What You Need to Know About the Flu

Flu is a virus which strikes 5 to 20% of the U.S. population every year. The best way to prevent the flu is through annual vaccination. Here is an overview of what you need to know to keep you and your loved ones healthy this flu season.

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Risks of Head Injuries on Artificial Turf Fields in Washington, D.C.

Professional athletes don’t like artificial turf for many reasons, and many parents feel the same way about artificial turf playgrounds and athletic fields.  Artificial turf is made with chemicals that can harm children and adults, the fields also are much hotter than grass, and bacteria can grow in them. Some fields are also so hard that if people fall on them they are at an increased risk of getting a head injury.

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Drowsy Driving: How to Stop Falling Asleep at The Wheel

Drowsy driving is a major problem. Experts estimate that the cost of automobile accidents related to sleep issues are somewhere between $29.2 to 37.9 billion. While distracted driving gets most of the public’s attention, there is very limited understanding of what drowsy driving is, what the warning signs are, and how to prevent it.

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