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Pa.’s bio-terrorism preparedness

A combination of federal funding earmarked for bioterrorism preparedness and innovative research and development has brought important enhancements to Pa.’s ability to detect and respond to mass casualty events. The availability of a stronger and more responsive public health infrastructure brings to physicians perhaps the strongest-ever bond between their public and private health care systems.

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Physicians stand united in protest

The Code Blue Emergency protest overwhelmingly succeeded in achieving its primary goal of publicity: educating the public about tort reform, about why their physicians are clamoring for caps on noneconomic damages and attorney fees, and providing a glimpse at what will happen to their access to medical care if reform does not come soon.

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