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Agency and Association Update February - March 2010

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ADA (American Dental Association)
Dr. Glick receives 2010 Shils Award
Haiti dentists face challenges
ADA urges IOM to include practicing dentists
Salivary diagnostics
Volunteers sought for US Navy Pacific humanitarian missions
GlaxoSmithKline pulls all zinc-containing denture creams
Dental industry offers humanitarian aid for Haiti
HHS sets March 10 deadline for HIPAA privacy, security breach notification
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
APIC statement in response to Consumer Reports article: "Deadly infections -- Hospitals can lower the risk, but many fail to act”
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Stay safe during poison prevention week
CDC study finds US herpes rates remain high
CDC's Advisory Committee on immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends universal annual influenza vaccination
CDC to monitor reactions and errors associated with blood transfusions
CDC statement: Public reporting of healthcare-associated infections
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
Statement for National Poison Prevention Week
FDA orders 2 companies to stop marketing unapproved nitroglycerin tablets
FDA task force seeks public comments on increasing transparency with regulated industry
FDA warns consumers in Puerto Rico of harmful bacteria in hand sanitizers
US Attorney news release: Medical technician sentenced to 30 years
FDA approves Pneumococcal disease vaccine with broader protection
NIH and FDA announce collaborative initiative to fast-track innovations to the public
FDA announces possible safety concern for HIV drug combination
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
FDA issues final guidance to boost development of cell-based viral vaccines
Florida commits to provide effective communication for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Infectious disease movement in a borderless world. Workshop summary
A population-based policy and systems change approach to prevent and control hypertension
Medical surge capacity. Workshop summary
NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Vaccinating children against flu helps protect wider community
Public comment sought on draft guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergy
Scientists find new form of prion disease that damages brain arteries
New study examines best ways to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission and preserve maternal and infant health
Identified: Switch that turns on the allergic response in people
NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
E-Newsletter: February 5, 2010
NIH (National Institutes of Health)
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
US Labor Department's OSHA notifies 15,000 workplaces nationwide of high injury and illness rates
OSHA extends deadline for submitting comments on Recordkeeping proposed rule
US Labor Department's OSHA fines Danvers, Mass., construction contractor $136,000 for asbestos hazards at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston
OSHA releases workplace injury and illness information
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
Access to safe drinking water improving; sanitation needs greater efforts
World TB Day   24 March 2010

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