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Apr 29, 2013, 15:31 ET

Health Care Coalition: Review Of U.S. Pandemic Preparedness Needed With New Bird Flu Outbreak

The outbreak of the new H7N9 bird flu in China, which the WHO called "an unusually dangerous virus for humans," should be an incentive for a...

Nov 06, 2012, 15:32 ET

"Medical Waste Floating in the Basement;" Sandy Shows Medical Waste Disposal Still Overlooked in Crisis Plans

Evacuated New York hospitals are contending with red bag infectious medical waste in their flooded basements. As the NY Post reported on October...

May 21, 2009, 14:07 ET

Coalition Calls on Secretary of Health to Make Hospital Emergency Preparedness a Priority

Coalition proffers a 6 Point Action Plan on infectious waste control during a pandemic In an op-ed in Monday's Washington Times (link below),...

Apr 30, 2009, 13:00 ET

Coalition Says On-Site Infectious Medical Waste Treatment Key To Disease Control and Hospital Sustainability During a Pandemic

Deployment of Waste Sterilization Equipment Needed As Swine Flu Pandemic Status On The Rise Healthcare Waste and Emergency Preparedness Coalition...

Mar 03, 2009, 17:11 ET

The Healthcare Waste and Emergency Preparedness Coalition Announces Its Official Formation

Looming Threats Require Healthcare Sustainability for America's Hospitals and Medical Centers During Crisis The Healthcare Waste and Emergency...