Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Alert: Tell President Obama: Include ALCOHOL in restaurant menu labels!

Dienstag 13. März 2012 von htm

Alcohol consumption affects the health and well being of people in the United States in many negative ways: drunk driving, violent crime, spousal and child abuse, and diseases such as liver cirrhosis and cancer.

Though these problems often result from underage drinking, binge drinking, and alcoholism, even moderate alcohol consumption can contribute to health problems, especially various forms of cancer.

If consumers knew the nutritional value of the alcohol they are about to consume, they might make better choices and help reduce the risks of consumption.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority and is about to finalize a new rule on national nutrition labeling standards for restaurant menus that should include alcohol. At the moment it does not.

Let’s tell President Obama that considering all the health and societal harms associated with alcohol consumption, it’s time to direct his administration to include alcohol in the final restaurant labeling rule to best inform consumers so they can make healthier choices.

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(Source: Alcohol Justice, 03/12/12)

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Alerts, Allgemein, consumption, Global, Health, Labels, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, societal effects, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

TOP NEWS: US Healthcare Reform Law Gives Big Boost to Addiction Treatment and Prevention

Montag 12. April 2010 von htm

The bill signed into law by President Obama on March 23 includes addiction and mental health services in its basic benefits package and is being broadly praised by treatment, prevention and recovery leaders.
According to an analysis from the Legal Action Center (LAC), the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590) requires a basic benefit package for all health plans in the individual market and small-group markets. „All such plans will be required to cover mental health and substance use disorder services,“ according to LAC, which said the measure represents a „ground-breaking expansion of addiction and mental health coverage of prevention, treatment and recovery.“ (Source: Join Together, 4/9/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Global, Health, Other Drugs, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, TOP NEWS, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Health care reform bill 101 and you

Freitag 26. März 2010 von htm

President Obama is set to sign the health care reform bill into law this week. But what is in it? What does it mean to you? The Monitor explains the bill in plain English.
The House of Representatives passed the health care reform bill Sunday night with a 219-to-212 vote. With the Senate already having passed the bill on Christmas Eve, it now stands ready for President Obama to sign into law, perhaps as early as Tuesday.
Many challenges remain, though. Attorneys general in 11 states have said they will challenge the constitutionality of the health care bill. Moreover, Democrats still want to make changes to the final bill after the fact.
The outlines of the bill are now clear. Here is the Monitor’s comprehensive look at what is in the health care bill and how it might affect you. .. (Source: Harvard World Health News, 3/25/10) csmonitor.com, 3/22/10

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Health, Politics | Keine Kommentare »

US Senate Votes to Impose U.S. Regulation on Tobacco

Freitag 12. Juni 2009 von htm

„The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to impose federal regulation on cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, passing a landmark bill to empower the Food and Drug Administration to control products that eventually kill half their regular users. The legislation, with only minor differences from a version the House passed in April by a nearly 3-to-1 ratio. A White House spokesman, Reid H. Cherlin, said on Thursday that President Obama, who was a co-sponsor of the bill when he was in the Senate, would sign the legislation when it reached his desk. (Source: Harvard World Health News, 6/11/09) The New York Times, 6/11/09 Comment: What about alcohol regulation?

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