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Archive for October 13th 2010
ROCKVILLE, MD—“One of the things the public has problems dealing with is uncertainty and building science around that uncertainty,” declared Jesse Goodman, MD, FDA’s science chief, at a recent meeting of the FDA Science Board.
WASHINGTON, DC—Navy patients in remote locations are expected to have greater access to pharmacists as a result of a telepharmacy system that the Navy is using.
WASHINGTON, DC—Receiving medications by mail rather than waiting in line for them is one of the benefits of a new pharmacy initiative piloted by IHS and VA.
WASHINGTON, DC—What does a pharmacist working in a VA hospital look like? Twenty years ago, that person would likely have been male, have entered the VA system with a baccalaureate degree, and spent much of their time behind a counter doing the grunt work of filling prescriptions.
WASHINGTON, DC—One of the most difficult challenges that severely wounded servicemembers face is that they are physically and mentally changed after their war experience. Mentors in the Wounded Warrior Mentor Program, however, hope they can help these severely injured servicemembers see that their life is not over.
WASHINGTON, DC—The federal government is taking every step possible to keep funding flowing to research projects involving the use of embryonic stem cells after a judge ordered a halt to such funding.
BETHESDA, MD—Efforts in basic science at FDA have, in recent years, been “underappreciated, under resourced, and underfunded,” even though they are an essential component of the agency, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD told the members of FDA’s Science Board at a recent meeting.
WASHINGTON, DC—DoD will do more to provide commanders and supervisors with the information and tools they need to identify and respond to internal threats, according to a new report.
WASHINGTON, DC—Injured servicemembers are often first confronted with the reality of reintegration when they are lying in a hospital bed. “It is a shock. All you can think about is ‘where are my guys? Are they able to do the mission without me?’” said Michael Schlitz, who was flown to Brooke Army Medical Center after he was seriously injured in 2007 when an IED stuck his vehicle in theater.
WASHINGTON, DC—Line commanders will play a greater role in ensuring that servicemembers in theater who may have sustained a head injury get medical attention, a DoD official said at the 4th Annual TBI Military Training Conference held in August.
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