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Dr. Thomas R. Frieden

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Vegetarians in Paradise/Soda Tax on Sweetened Beverages, 1 Jan 2010 [cached]
The soda tax issue gained national prominence when the prestigious The New England Journal of Medicine printed the article "Ounces of Prevention -- The Public Policy for Taxes on Sugared Beverages," in the April 30, 2009 issue by authors Kelly D. Brownell and Thomas R. Frieden who proposed an excise tax on soda pop and other sweet drinks.
Dr. Frieden is the health commissioner for the City of New York.
According to Brownell and Frieden, 40 states have sales taxes on sugared beverages and snack foods, but the revenues generated are small and are not channeled into health care.
Brownell, Kelly D. and Thomas R. Frieden.
Testimony on Tobacco Product Display Sandra Mullin, Senior Vice President World Lung Foundation, 2 May 2013 [cached]
Ten years ago, I was Director of Communications at the NYC Department of Health when Mayor Bloomberg and then Commissioner Dr. Tom Frieden decided to introduce a 100% smoking ban.
"At this point there is zero ..., 7 Oct 2014 [cached]
"At this point there is zero risk of transmission on the flight," Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said after a Liberian man who flew through airports in Brussels and Washington was diagnosed with the disease last week in Dallas.
Frieden has said the CDC protocols used at West African airports can be relied on to prevent more infected passengers from coming to the U.S.
"One hundred percent of the individuals getting on planes are screened for fever before they get on the plane," Frieden said Sept. 30.
Frieden and President Barack Obama's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, Lisa Monaco, said Friday that closing the U.S. to passengers from the Ebola-affected countries would risk obstructing relief efforts.
Outgoing City Health Commissioner ... [cached]
Outgoing City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden answered a burning question on Wednesday, coming out in favor of developing a synthetic marijuana spray to be used for medicinal purposes.
Frieden, who is leaving early next month to become President Obama's chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said he favored developing a spray form of Marinol, a manmade form of cannabis that is a legal medicinal alternative for marijuana.
"I do think there's actually a right answer here, um, or at least one right answer," Frieden said as he began to diplomatically lay out his case.
He noted that smoked marijuana is faster acting than the pill form of Marinol.
"For the past two years we ... [cached]
"For the past two years we have been doing a detailed set of investigations and from those we make the rough guess that there are at least 600 cases each year among school-aged children in New York City," said NYC Health Commissioner Dr, Thomas Frieden.
"Most people with MRSA will get over it without any treatment," said Frieden.
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