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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Drugs of Abuse: A DEA Resource Guide, 2017 Edition

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health

https://www.dea.gov/pr/multimedia-library/publications/drug_of_abuse.pdf

Describes the harms and consequences of drug use by explaining a drug’s effects on the mind and body, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts.  Covers narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and anabolic steroids.  From the Drug Enforcement Administration

 

FDA Announces Comprehensive Regulatory Plan to Shift Trajectory of Tobacco-Related Disease, Death

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm568923.htm

Agency press release about new approach to regulations about tobacco that calls for striking a balance between regulation and encouraging development of innovative tobacco products less dangerous than cigarettes.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

The Year in Trade 2016: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Brazil,Canada,China,Cuba,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Laws/Regulations,Mexico,Treaties

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4711.pdf

Covers activities of the past year related to U.S. trade policies, agreements, and trade laws. Includes information about World Trade Organization dispute settlement decisions, antidumping and intellectual property rights infringement cases, and bilateral trade issues with major U.S. trading partners—the European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Brazil.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Superfund Task Force Recommendations

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-07/documents/superfund_task_force_report.pdf

Report of the Superfund Task Force with 42 recommendations for expediting the clean-up of some 1,300 contaminated sites on the National Priorities List. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Medicaid Expansion: Behavioral Health Treatment Use in Selected States in 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-529

Since behavioral health conditions disproportionately affect low-income people, this study looks at how Medicaid expansion in four states affected treatment for those enrolled under the Affordable Care Act. From the Government Accountability Office

 

H.R. 1628: Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52939-hr1628amendment.pdf

Estimates that passage of this proposed act would decrease the federal deficit by $473 billion over the 2017-2026 period, increase the number of people without health insurance by 17 million in 2018, and, due to the loss of Medicaid expansion and federal subsidies, increase the number of people without health insurance to 32 million by 2026.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

An Analysis of the President’s 2018 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52846-apb.pdf

Budget deficits from 2018 through 2027 would total nearly one-third less than those in previous baseline projections, ranging between 2.6% and 3.3% of GDP.   Also discusses how the president’s proposed budget would affect the U.S. economy and the differences between the administration’s and CBO’s estimates.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Global Abortion Policies Database

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,United Nations,Women

https://srhr.org/abortion-policies/

An interactive, open-access database and repository of current abortion laws, policies, national standards, and guidelines.  Aims to be a comprehensive information resource on abortion policies in the 21st century.  From the World Health Organization and the United Nations

 

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