Author "Regina V. Ram"

By Regina V. Ram
In Public Health
Jan 26th, 2012
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In their zeal to keep us all alive, it seems fair to say that public health officials love bioterrorism preparedness measures. In fact, the only thing they might love planning for more is pandemics. So last month, when researchers at two different faci...
By Regina V. Ram
In Public Health
Nov 8th, 2011
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The world’s first fat tax is finally here. Well, it’s not actually here (New Jersey’s Star Ledger Newspaper took the time to say “fat chance” to such a plan working in the U.S.), but it has been officially enacted in Denma...
By Regina V. Ram
In Uncategorized
Sep 14th, 2011
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Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched the Truthful Prescription Drug Advertising and Promotion Program (known more accessibly as the “Bad Ad Program“). The goal of the program is to enlist the help of health care prof...
By Regina V. Ram
In Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Sep 1st, 2011
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In an effort to keep up with advancing technology, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new regulations to monitor medical smartphone applications (apps). The draft proposal states that any mobile app that is intended for use in performi...
By Regina V. Ram
In Public Health
Jul 6th, 2011
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Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new regulations for sunscreen manufacturers to update rules from over 30 years ago. The new regulations, which will take effect in 2012, require that sunscreen manufacturers prove certain labe...