NCHR Written Testimony in Support of HB457 for the Maryland House of Delegates Environment and Transportation Committee

February 16, 2024: NCHR provides written testimony to the Maryland House of Delegates Environment and Transportation Committee to support HB457, which requires transparency regarding all new artificial turf and infill installation, use, reuse, recycling, and disposal. This information would enable communities to make informed decisions about artificial turf that take into account how long it lasts and its impact on the environment.

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Comments of National Center for Health Research on USPSTF Draft Research Plan for BRCA-Related Cancer: Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing

February 14, 2024: NCHR supports USPSTF BRCA-Related Cancer research plan but recommends evaluating the impact of how risk information is explained in genetic counseling & treatment options. Our primary concern is providing short-term and long-term risk information and absolute risk and benefit statistics as well as relative risks and benefits.

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NCHR Comment- Menu Labeling: Supplemental Guidance for Industry (Edition 2)

The FDA recommends that chain restaurants publish information on calories and added sugars on standard menus and also on third-party platforms such as Grubhub and Ubereats. NCHR agrees with FDA’s plan to improve info available to consumers but urges the agency to make these recommendations mandatory to ensure the compliance needed to provide useful health information to consumers.

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Medicare has different standards than the FDA. That’s how it should be

STAT News, February 2, 2024: NCHR’s Diana Zuckerman’s commentary in STAT News explains why Medicare should not pay for every medical product that FDA approves, since some are more likely to harm rather than help Medicare patients. She points out that FDA does not require diversity in clinical trials and rarely includes enough older and less healthy patients that tend to rely on Medicare.

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