Tagged: epidemic

2014 FIFA World Cup and Public Health Implications

This summer, Brazil is expected to attract an estimated 600,000 international tourists and three million domestic travelers during the World Cup from June 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014.  Because the World Cup is one of the largest international gatherings, it poses a higher risk for infectious disease outbreaks, a...

Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic

The Trust for America’s Health (TAH) has recently released a report entitled “Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic.” The report provides statistical data on the “striking increase in the misuse and abuse” of prescription drugs across the United States.   “According to the report, prescription drug abuse has...

2013 National Drug Control Strategy

2013 National Drug Control Strategy In a Press Release on April 24, 2013, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the release of the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy. The White House has also established a website entitled, “A Drug Policy for the 21st Century”. From the...