May 15, 2018

On May 7, 2018, the Center for Disease Control held a symposium entitled 100 Years of Influenza Pandemic and Practice: 1918-2018.

In this meeting, Dr. Rick Bright, Director of the Biomedical Advances Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the U.S. Department of H...

If there's one thing that we know from history, it's that a deadly new disease will arise and spread around the globe. 

That could happen easily within the next decade. And as Bill Gates told listeners on Friday at a discussion about epidemics hosted by the Massachusett...

March 5, 2018

ON THE WEBSITE of the Food and Drug Administration, there’s a page where the agency lists drugs that are in short supply in the United States. Last week, there were 90 entries on the list: antibiotics, drugs for anesthesia, compounds to light up veins and organs for im...

The influenza season is just getting started in the United States, and it already promises to be more severe than usual. Hospital emergency rooms are filling up with flu sufferers, and pharmacies have reported medicine shortages. Twelve children had died as of last mon...

(CNN) Experts say we are "due" for one. When it happens, they tell us, it will probably have a greater impact on humanity than anything else currently happening in the world. 

And yet, like with most people, it is probably something you haven't spent much time thin...

March 8, 2017

March 8, 2017

During a conversation with SMSA spokesperson, Mike Bowen, Dr. Robin Robinson, former Director of BARDA and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within HHS, said:

"I still believe that the U.S...

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