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U.S. Government Creates Stockpile Of Newly Approved Smallpox Drug

Business Insider: The FDA just approved a drug to treat smallpox in case of a bioterrorism attack — here’s why that scenario is so scary “…The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on July 13 that it had for the first time approved a drug that could treat smallpox if…

ACSH Senior Fellow Discusses Global Health Security, Importance Of U.S. Investments

American Council on Science and Health: Deadly Infectious Disease Outbreaks Are Occurring All Over The World Alex Berezow, senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science and Health, highlights findings from the WHO’s Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, writing, “There are lessons to be drawn. First,…

U.S. FDA Approves First Drug For Smallpox In Case Of Terror Attack

Associated Press: FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack “U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack…” (Johnson, 7/13). Forbes: FDA Approves…

Continued U.S. Investment In PEPFAR Will Help Ensure Health, National Security Benefits

Roll Call: Opinion: An Open Health Diplomacy Hand Works Better Than a Fist Tom Daschle, former Senate majority leader and co-founder of the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Bill Frist, former Senate majority leader, heart and lung transplant surgeon, and senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center “…PEPFAR’s successes show that…

CSIS Expert Examines White House Decision To Dissolve Directorate For Global Health Security

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Health Security Downgraded at the White House J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, discusses the recent White House decision to dissolve the directorate for global health security and biothreats, writing, “[T]he Trump administration implicitly…

Diplomacy, Development Investments More Cost Effective Than Defense Spending For U.S. Security, U.S. Military Official Says

Devex: Investment in diplomacy, development more effective than defense, says senior U.S. military official “One of the United States’ top military officials spoke out Monday about the importance of diplomacy and development alongside defense in keeping the country safe. ‘Dollar for dollar, every dollar spent on diplomacy and development –…

Reauthorizing PAHPA Gives U.S. Legislators Opportunity To Address Antimicrobial Resistance, Strengthen U.S. Health Security

The Hill: Antimicrobial resistance threatens our health security — both domestically and globally Barbara Murray, J. Ralph Meadows professor of medicine and director of the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, and chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Antimicrobial Resistance Committee “…[C]ongressional attention…

CSIS Releases June 2018 Issue Of Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter: June 2018 In the June 2018 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, highlights podcasts and past and upcoming events hosted by CSIS. The…

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