NEWS SCAN: House passes preparedness law reauthorization, kids' foodborne illness risk, amoxicillin for lung infections

December 20, 2012

House passes final version of preparedness reauthorization law
The US House of Representatives today in a 383-to-16 vote passed legislation to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (passed in 2006), which now awaits action by the Senate before it goes to President Obama's desk. In a statement today, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., who introduced the bill, said it represents common ground between House and Senate versions and was developed after months of work and deliberation between leaders in the two chambers. "Given the urgent need to reauthorize our nation's most critical biodefense and preparedness programs, I am hopeful this bipartisan legislation can be quickly passed by the Senate before Congress adjourns," he said. 

View the full story (some sites require registration)