Journal Editors Criticize EPA Transparency Rule
In a joint statement, the editors of six major scientific journals have expressed concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” which would bar the use of scientific studies in crafting regulations unless the underlying data “are publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent validation.” In the statement released on November 26, 2019, the editors of Science, Nature, PLOS, Cell Press, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and The Lancet wrote: “We urge the EPA to continue to adopt an approach that ensures the data used in decision-making are the best available, which will at times require consideration of peer-reviewed scientific data, not all of which may be open to all members of the public. The most relevant science, vetted through peer review, should inform public policy. Anything less will harm decision-making that claims to protect our health.” The editors had previously issued a similar statement in April 2018 when the rule was first proposed. They warned that the proposed rule could become “a mechanism for suppressing the use of relevant scientific evidence in policy-making, including public health regulations.” The statement is a response to recent reports that the EPA is preparing to propose a supplemental addition to the proposed rule that would widen the scope of the original proposal by requiring scient...
Publication date: October 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 89Author(s): Xiaoqin Liu, Trine Munk-Olsen, Clara Albiñana, Bjarni J. Vilhjálmsson, Emil M. Pedersen, Vivi Schlünssen, Marie Bækvad-Hansen, Jonas Bybjerg-Grauholm, Merete Nordentoft, Anders D. Børglum, Thomas Werge, David M. Hougaard, Preben B. Mortensen, Esben Agerbo
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Manuel Jorge Rial, Marcela Valverde, Victoria del Pozo, Francisco Javier González-Barcala, Carlos Martínez-Rivera, Xavier Muñoz, José María Olaguibel, Vicente Plaza, Elena Curto, Santiago Quirce, Pilar Barranco, Javier Domínguez-Ortega, Joaquin Mullol, César Picado, Antonio Valero, Irina Bobolea, Ebymar Arismendi, Paula Ribó, Joaquín Sastre
Purpose of Study: Explore the perceptions of primary care physicians (PCPs) from community health care centers (CHCs) in Franklin County, Ohio, regarding factors that contribute to their inability to consistently provide sustainable asthma management services to their uninsured patient population. Primary Practice Setting: Asthmatic patients are not consistently receiving sustainable asthma management in CHCs in Ohio. Primary care physicians in CHCs play a pivotal role in closing health care gaps for asthmatic patients. To minimize the barriers that impede the efforts of PCPs to control asthma for their uninsured pati...
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Osamu Matsuno, Seijiro Minamoto
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Francesco Menzella, Patrizia Ruggiero, Carla Galeone, Chiara Scelfo, Diego Bagnasco, Nicola Facciolongo
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Annelies L. Robijn, Daniel Barker, Peter G. Gibson, Warwick B. Giles, Vicki L. Clifton, Joerg Mattes, Michael J. Peek, Helen L. Barrett, Sean K. Seeho, Leonie K. Callaway, Alistair Abbott, John Attia, Peter A. Wark, Megan E. Jensen, Vanessa E. Murphy
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Yudy K. Persaud., Jay Portnoy
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Laurits Frøssing, Alexander Silberbrandt, Anna Von Bülow, Vibeke Backer, Celeste Porsbjerg
tivitis Committee Abstract Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used throughout the world. They are frequently involved in hypersensitivity reactions, which range from local or mild reactions to systemic and severe reactions. Consequently, it is necessary to perform an exhaustive study of patients in order to make an accurate diagnosis, search for safe procedures in the case of severe reactions, and identify alternative treatment options. Various guidelines and protocols address the management of hypersensitivity to NSAIDs, although these vary widely from country to country. The Committees of A...
CONCLUSION: Treatment of SAA with omalizumab improves the outcome of associated CRSNP+, thus supporting the concept of a "one airway disease". PMID: 30931917 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]