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IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

By Maria Castellucci  |  May 22, 2018

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.

CDC chief asks for, and gets, cut to his record $375K pay

CDC chief asks for, and gets, cut to his record $375K pay

By Associated Press  |  May 01, 2018

Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.'s salary was at least $150,000 more than any previous head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had received. It also was well above the compensation of other top federal health officials — including Redfield's boss, HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

Police: Missing CDC worker drowned; no sign of foul play

Police: Missing CDC worker drowned; no sign of foul play

By Associated Press  |  April 05, 2018

An employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who was reported missing more than six weeks ago was found drowned in a river, with no sign of foul play, authorities said.

CDC director pledges to bring opioid epidemic 'to its knees'

CDC director pledges to bring opioid epidemic 'to its knees'

By Associated Press  |  March 30, 2018

Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. called the opioid-driven surge in drug overdose deaths "the public health crisis of our time," and he stressed the importance of getting treatment for addicts and enhancing the CDC's tracking of the epidemic.

CDC appointee faces allegations of research misconduct

CDC appointee faces allegations of research misconduct

By Marisa Taylor  |  March 20, 2018

President Donald Trump's likely pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing significant criticism because of a 20-year-old controversy over shoddy HIV research.

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