• Sen. Klobuchar calls on top health officials to address medicine shortage
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    Sen. Klobuchar calls on top health officials to address medicine shortage

    In a letter to top health officials, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and three of her fellow senators, urged the amoxicillin shortage to be addressed. “We write to express our strong concern regarding the shortage of amoxicillin,” the letter begins. The four senators called on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to “convene the Drug Shortage Task Force and work stakeholders, including providers, on identifying factors and potential solutions to mitigate the amoxicillin shortage.” The urgency is shared as much of the nation — including Minnesota — deals with sharp spikes in respiratory illnesses. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) data shows as…

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  • .3 million NIH Superfund award to address environmental health issues caused by VOCs – Research and Discovery
    environmental Health

    $11.3 million NIH Superfund award to address environmental health issues caused by VOCs – Research and Discovery

    Wayne State’s Melissa Runge-Morris, M.D. and Carol Miller, Ph.D., have received an $11.3 million award from NIEHS for a new Superfund Research Program. Art by Alexis Wright, WSU student. Wayne State to lead multidisciplinary, multiorganization team Melissa Runge-Morris, M.D. DETROIT – Wayne State University has received a five-year, approximately $11.3 million award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health to create a new Superfund Research Program, the “Center for Leadership in Environmental Awareness and Research (CLEAR).” The Center will be dedicated to understanding and mitigating adverse birth outcomes and serious developmental health problems that have been associated with urban environmental exposure to…

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  • Top trends address environmental, health and diversity concerns
    environmental Health

    Top trends address environmental, health and diversity concerns

    While NBJ data clearly shows the momentum and progress of the $272.42 billion natural and organic products industry—which is expected to surpass $400 billion in annual sales by 2030—all brands and manufacturers know navigating the industry can be chaotic. This is where the Trends and Innovations Special Report steps in, using data from consumer surveys, social media references and innovation activity to find the truly trackable trends with momentum in the industry using our proprietary NEXT Trend Framework. This research helped develop the three major cultural forces that are driving industry innovation: Holistic Health and Wellbeing, Purpose-Driven Commerce and Modern Life. Trends with the most momentum within these include harnessing…

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  • .3 million NIH Superfund award to address environmental health issues caused by VOCs – School of Medicine News
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    $11.3 million NIH Superfund award to address environmental health issues caused by VOCs – School of Medicine News

    Wayne State to lead multidisciplinary, multiorganization team Wayne State University has received a five-year, approximately $11.3 million award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to create a new Superfund Research Program, the Center for Leadership in Environmental Awareness and Research, or CLEAR. The center will be dedicated to understanding and mitigating adverse birth outcomes and serious developmental health problems that have been associated with urban environmental exposure to volatile organic chemicals, a special class of pollutant found in the subsurface of post-industrial cities like Detroit. Volatile organic chemicals, or VOCs, are a group of aromatic or chlorinated organic compounds that transition to…

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  • Michigan to receive  million initial federal grant to address orphan wells
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    Michigan to receive $25 million initial federal grant to address orphan wells

    Michigan’s effort to seal abandoned oil and gas wells has received a major funding boost through a $25 million Department of the Interior grant. Made possible by the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 2021 (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 40601, the IIJA stimulus funding includes three tranches of money that states can apply for including an initial grant of up to $25 million, a formula grant, and regulatory improvement grant. The Jablonski 01 orphan oil well, formerly operated by Northeastern Energy Corporation, in Casco Township, St. Clair County.    “We need to use every available resource to protect drinking water for Michiganders,” said Governor Gretchen…

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