Letter to the Editor: Asphalt playgrounds are bad for kids. So is artificial grass

Los Angeles Times and Yahoo News, September 7, 2022 To the editor: It’s frightening that L.A. schoolchildren are playing on sizzling asphalt, but the commentary and reporting on it miss an important part of the story. Years of research show that the school playground surfaces that are even hotter than pavement are made from artificial turf or colorful rubber. On […]

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Trump Covid Report Stirs Calls for FDA to Rebuild Public Trust

Celine Castronuovo and Jeannie Baumann, Bloomberg Law, August, 26, 2022 A House report detailing coordinated attempts by Trump White House officials to influence the FDA’s pandemic response underscores the need for more transparency at an agency that’s facing historically low public trust, health policy analysts say. The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis said this […]

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Bipartisan bill on antibiotics faces crucial stretch

The Hill, August 1, 2022: A health care bill is facing criticism from some experts who say it could lead to huge spending on new antibiotic drug development that may not improve patient outcomes in the long run. We point out that it could increase antibiotic resistance rather than solve the problem.

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