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Opinion: Advocating for safe and effective meds

NCL's Sally GreenbergThe following opinion piece about the Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization appeared in The Hill's Congress Blog in September, co-authored by NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg and Myrl Weinberg, President of the National Health Council.

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NCL Fact Sheet on Saw Safety

Table saws cause tens of thousands of serious injuries every year, costing billions of dollars.

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Table saw accidents preventable with technology improvements

Table saw accidents responsible for 4,000 amputations per yearDid you know that each year, tens of thousands of people are brutally injured by table saws – including 4,000 amputations – at a cost of more than $2 billion a year to treat victims? This just in: CPSC, in a unanimous 5-0 vote on October 5, 2011, decided to move forward with an ANPR regarding a national table saw safety standard. Click here to view NCL's press release hailing the decision.

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