A Major Shortcoming in the Public Health Legacy of the Obama Administration

American Journal of Public Health, December 16, 2016. The Obama Administration has been a strong voice for many public health issues, including tobacco control, childhood obesity, and reproductive health. The Affordable Care Act is also a major accomplishment. But, under the same administration, the FDA caved into political pressure by approving medical products based on lower standards of scientific evidence. What will happen going forward?

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