News tagged with disease outbreaks

Poison control at risk in California, other states

(AP) -- Each day, skeleton crews of doctors, nurses and pharmacists field almost 900 calls a day around California from people such as a mother whose child swallowed flea repellant and an elderly man who accidentally doubled ...

dateJun 25, 2009 in Health
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Glaxo offers WHO 50 million pandemic vaccines

(AP) -- Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline said it has offered to donate 50 million doses of a pandemic vaccine to the World Health Organization in the event of a global flu outbreak, according to a company spokesman.

dateMay 19, 2009 in Medications
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Crusading NY health chief picked to head CDC

(AP) -- For seven years, Dr. Thomas Frieden has been the nagging conscience of the nation's biggest city, the man who made sure New Yorkers couldn't smoke in bars or eat french fries cooked in artery-clogging trans fats.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Other
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Report: Obama selects Frieden as CDC director

(AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday will name Dr. Thomas Frieden as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, administration officials told The New York Times.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Other
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