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IOM Report Recommends Framework to Evaluate Science Behind Health Claims for Foods and Drugs; Calls for Equal Rigor in Assessing Food Claims and Drug Approvals
Released: 5/12/2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should apply the same rigor to evaluating the science behind claims of foods' and nutritional supplements' health benefits as it devotes to assessing medication and medical technology approvals, says the IOM's report Evaluation of Biomarkers and Surrogate Endpoints in Chronic Disease.

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IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg Will Chair International Review Panel on H1N1 Influenza and the International Health Regulations

IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg was elected chairman of an international panel charged with assessing the global response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, including the performance of the World Health Organization.

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Business Community, Health Sector, Governments Should Partner To Combat Growing Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease in Developing World
Released: 3/22/2010

Tackling the increasing rates of cardiovascular disease in developing nations will require input from multiple partners, including the business community and international companies as well as global health and development agencies and the governments of these countries, says the IOM's report Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World: A Critical Challenge to Achieve Global Health.

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  • Improving Support for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention: Summary of Key Messages from Reports of the Institute of Medicine (PDF)
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IOM Report Declares High Blood Pressure a Neglected Disease, Calls for Strategies to Change Americans' Lifestyles and Diets to Curb Hypertension
Released: 2/22/2010

Public health officials and health care providers need to step up their efforts to reduce Americans' increasing rates of high blood pressure and better treat those with the condition, which triggers more than one-third of heart attacks and almost half of heart failures in the United States each year, says a new report from the IOM.

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IOM Report Recommends Steps to Reduce Threats Posed by Hepatitis B and C, Which Disproportionately Affect Minorities
Released: 1/11/2010

Stepped-up vaccination requirements, a boost in resources for prevention and treatment, and a public awareness campaign similar to the effort that dispelled the stigma of HIV/AIDS are needed to curb the health threats posed by hepatitis B and hepatitis C, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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National Vaccine Plan Should Prioritize Efforts to Tackle Unmet Health Needs, More Resources for Safety Research and Communication
Released: 12/11/2009

While vaccines help prevent many diseases in the United States, we lack immunization protection against several serious illnesses, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine that identifies priority areas for updating the National Vaccine Plan.

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Smoking Bans Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks Associated with Secondhand Smoke
Released: 10/15/2009

An IOM committee concludes that secondhand-smoke exposure increases the risk of coronary heart disease and heart attacks and that smoking bans reduce this risk.

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IOM Launches Website for Ending the Tobacco Problem

The Institute of Medicine has launched a website aimed at providing additional information for community coalitions looking to take action.

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Actions Taken

International Partnership Helps Reduce Cost of Antimalarial Drugs

On the basis of the central recommendation from the 2004 IOM report Saving Lives, Buying Time: The Economics of Antimalarial Drugs, an international partnership called Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria was established in April 2009 to heavily subsidize the antimalarial drug market.

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IOM Guide to Recent Studies and Workshops on Pandemic Flu

Cases of the novel strain of H1N1 (Swine Origin [SO]) influenza that spread rapidly through Mexico in April 2009 now span the globe, and pandemic response plans are being activated to meet the threat to public health. This guide highlights action and information that could be useful for near-term implementation of pandemic planning and response.

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