Navigation Links
Trust for America's Health on New HHS Influenza Pandemic Draft Guidance
Date:6/4/2008

TFAH Calls on the Federal Government to Ensure Equitable Protections for All Americans and Their Families

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) issued the following statement on the release of The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) Draft Guidances to Assist in Preparation for an Influenza Pandemic (http://aspe.hhs.gov/panflu/antiviral-n-masks.shtml) today, emphasizing that the federal government must do all it can to ensure it protects every American from a potential pandemic flu outbreak, especially those who are employed by smaller businesses that may not have the ability or resources to fully prepare.

"Asking employers and families to take tangible steps to prepare in advance for a pandemic influenza outbreak is a step in the right direction. However, the federal government must assure that all Americans have access to the protections HHS recommends," said Jeff Levi, Director of the Trust for America's Health. "An employee of a small to mid-size company should not be penalized because the enterprise can not afford the costs of acquiring, storing and dispensing antiviral medications during a flu pandemic.

"Nor is it reasonable for every American family to stockpile the recommended 20 respirator masks per household or the up to 100 facemasks per family at a cost of $35.00 - $70.00. Even for the families that can afford to stockpile masks, children would likely be left unprotected. There is still no Federal Drug Administration-approved respirator mask for kids, despite the warning by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that children can be more susceptible than adults to infection, and compared to adults, children usually shed more influenza virus for a longer period of time.

"In the event of a pandemic outbreak, leaving the massive costs and logistical responsibilities to businesses and individuals, without the assurance of equal access to key prevention strategies, like antivirals and respirator masks, is not an option. The government must assure all Americans are protected, regardless of where they live or work."

Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. http://www.healthyamericans.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Trust for America's Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. BancTec and Enterprise Bank & Trust Partner to Deliver Revenue Cycle Management for Healthcare Providers
2. Antitrust Waiting Period Expires on Allscripts-Misys Merger Agreement
3. Mutual Protection Trust Earns Third A+ Rating From A.M. Best
4. MedTrust Online Collaborates With Oracle and Dell to Provide Oncologists With the Next Generation Tool for Personalized Care Delivery
5. When your memories can no longer be trusted
6. Alsius Corporation Awarded Three-Year Agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group
7. ABMS Assembly Votes in Favor of Three-Year Initiative to Enhance Public Trust in the Board Certification Process
8. Healthcare Realty Trust Announces First Quarter Results
9. BioMed Realty Trust Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
10. Elbit Imaging Ltd. Announces Termination of Service of Trustee for Holders of Series A, B and C Notes
11. Universal Health Realty Income Trust Reports 2008 First Quarter Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First ... compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at ... (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the ... today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. ... To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one ... an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal ... controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, ... post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an ... has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic ... Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. ... Penn. , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of ... partnership to offer a strategic hub service that expedites ... highly sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness ... A spirometer is a medical device used to measure ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... has been named the official orthopedic and sports medicine ... 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to be played ... Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud to be ... many activities leading up to, and including the national championship ... OrthoAtlanta serves ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... reviews on the independent review site Consumer Affairs have ... hearing aids, ranking it higher than Miracle Ear ™, Beltone™, ... ... Aids ... that provides high performance, state-of-the-art, German-engineered hearing aids directly to consumers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: