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January 4, 2019 to January 11, 2019

FEATURES

Why the U.S. should invest in safer food
The Hill
 (Jan. 3) published an opinion piece by Dr. Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and distinguished professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In the piece, Dr. Fielding calls on the U.S. government to increase the amount of funds it dedicates to preventing foodborne illness.

The long-term effects of breast cancer treatment
OncLive 
(Jan. 7) published a Q&A interview with Dr. Patricia Ganz, distinguished professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the Center for Cancer Prevention & Control Research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Healthier Happy Meals?
Reuters Health
 (Jan. 9) featured a new study by Megan Mueller, a researcher at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, reporting that more fast food restaurants are now offering kids meals that include healthier options. Business Telegraph, Reuters India and Reuters UK published the story.

QUOTABLES

William Comanor, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times column (Jan. 8) about pharmaceutical companies that hike the prices of widely used drugs.

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Healthline (Jan. 7) article about how people can protect themselves during flu season.

Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and senior fellow at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in a CALmatters (Jan. 9) article about California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to have state agencies negotiate lower drug prices.

Stuart Schweitzer, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a HealthDay (Jan. 8) article about a new study describing price increases for older prescription drugs.

Steven P. Wallace, professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and associate director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in Medscape (Jan. 7) about a new law that will allow people to buy hearing aids over the counter. 

BRIEFS

Kaiser Health News (Jan. 7) noted how a recent Harvard study mirrored findings from a study by UC Berkeley and the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research that projected more Californians would forgo health insurance following elimination of the individual mandate.

The Sacramento Bee (Jan. 9) cited research by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on California’s projected uninsured population following rollback of the individual mandate.

The Desert Review (Jan. 9) reported that the Imperial County Public Health Department will hold community meetings to share the results of the most recent California Health Interview Survey, which is administered by the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

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