To Your Health: With bird flu surging, U.S. needs to do more to prevent possible pandemic, GAO says

Scott Gottlieb confirmed to lead Food and Drug Administration; New safety risks detected in one-third of FDA-approved drugs; U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county; ‘Mail my body to Paul Ryan’: An extremely morbid way to protest the GOP health-care bill;
 
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With bird flu surging, U.S. needs to do more to prevent possible pandemic, GAO says
U.S. efforts to protect chickens and turkeys from bird flu rely on voluntary and often inadequate measures by poultry producers.
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Scott Gottlieb confirmed to lead Food and Drug Administration
The incoming commissioner faces an array of challenges, from the opioid crisis to pressure to speed up prescription-drug approvals.
 
New safety risks detected in one-third of FDA-approved drugs
The new study shows the importance of monitoring the safety of drugs long after they receive the FDA approval, researchers say.
 
U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county
The District of Columbia and Loudoun County have gains in longevity; eight Kentucky counties have the worst decreases.
 
‘Mail my body to Paul Ryan’: An extremely morbid way to protest the GOP health-care bill
What started as a joke has turned into hundreds of applications to mail human ash to Republicans who voted to roll back Obamacare.
 
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