Excerpt: We continue to have questions about how CPPW funds have been spent by HHS. The Committee supports initiatives designed to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic diseases. However, the emphasis placed in CPPW grants on state and local public policy outcomes raises questions about whether they would be better and more legitimately spent on priorities that actually improve public health.
Letter to HHS Regarding Communities Putting Prevention to Work and Community Transformation Grant ProgramsMay 9, 2013 | Letter
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American Farm Bureau Federation Animal Health Institute Pork Producers
Excerpt: FDA stated that the information USPlabs submitted was ‘insufficient to defend the use of DMAA as an ingredient in dietary supplements’ and advised consumers not to buy or use any products containing the stimulant. FDA subsequently asserted that it could ban an unsafe ingredient in a dietary supplement, though the agency is required to ‘undertake a series of lengthy scientific and legal steps’ in doing so.
Excerpt: We write in strong support of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement to apply a "removed for safety or efficacy" determination to the crushabale form of OxyContin. This decision by FDA will help mitigate the harmful effects of the nation's prescription drug abuse crisis. inculding the suffering it causes in families across our country.