27 April 2010

Quick alert: Congressional hearing Wednesday

Constant readers, I'm on the road again: Georgia Center for the Book tonight in Decatur, 7:15 p.m. But if you can't make that, take a look at this: The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives has announced a hearing for Wednesday on "Antibiotic resistance and the threat to public health."

This is not a hearing on PAMTA, but apparently a broader hearing on the whole issue, featuring two VIPs: Dr. Anthony Fauci of NIH and Dr. Tom Frieden of the CDC. To my eye, this indicates that official, policy interest in this issue is (finally, at last) ramping up.

The hearing page is here and the preliminary memo on it is here.

2 comments:

distracted by shiny objects said...

Thanks for your comment over my way. SuperBug is next on my list, although it's not as though I don't live and breathe it now at an urban, university teaching hospital. Have Bugs/Will Travel.
Hope to see you if you come to Cincinnati for any lectures. Half the city should know Beating Back the Devil--I read excerpts from it to anyone sitting next to me at the time!

Maryn McKenna said...

I was so flattered! Can you email me - marynmckenna [at] gmail? I am speaking at some hospitals and universities; since I have a Cinci connection (used to work at Enqui), maybe I can stimulate some interest there.