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4-5-2014 Youth letter: Smoking ban was the right thing for City Council to do
– Fort Collins Coloradoan
We’re writing in response to a letter to the editor from March 9, “ Outdoor smoking ban goes too far.” We appreciate Amanda Henchenski’s comments and concern about the Fort Collins outdoor smoking ban.
3-13-2014 Bitter study: Soda taxes don't cut obesity, drive people to other sugars
– Washington Examiner
"Instituting a sugary-beverage tax may be an appealing public-policy option to curb obesity, but it's not as easy to use taxes to curb obesity as it is with smoking," study lead author Chen Zhen, a research economist at RTI International, said.
2-2-2014 Boston’s black-market cigarette problem
– Boston Globe
In December 2011, a pair of data collectors came to Boston for a short, messy job. They made 29 different stops, moving through South Boston, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roslindale, and parts of Brookline, systematically walking the neighborhood streets and picking up discarded cigarette packs.
1-6-2014 High tobacco taxes spark huge black market in Northeast
– Breitbart
High-cigarette tax jurisdictions are losing out on up to $729 million in tax revenue each year due to illicit trade in tobacco products.
12-27-2013 Tracking cigarette packs may boost public health, researchers claim
– Reuters
A federal program that let law enforcement trace cigarette packs from manufacturer to consumer would reduce interstate trafficking and boost the public health benefits of state cigarette tax policies, researchers say.
11-6-2013 Reforms urgently needed to streamline road to Alzheimer's
– Science Daily
As the burden of Alzheimer's disease escalates worldwide, efforts to develop effective treatments are failing to keep pace because of the high costs and risks associated with developing Alzheimer's drugs.
11-6-2013 Funding cuts to hit smoking cessation programs
– The Observer-Dispatch
Want to quit smoking? Think a class could help? Better take it by June 30.
11-6-2013 RTI: First effective Alzheimer's treatment would cost $5.7 billion to develop
– Triangle Business Journal
$5.7 billion. That’s how much a report from Research Triangle Park-based RTI International predicts it will cost to bring the first effective Alzheimer’s drug to market, which is three times the typical cost of drug development.
10-17-2013 Thought Leader Forum Focuses on Tobacco Control Efforts 15 Years after Far-reaching Civil Litigation
Leading tobacco control experts from RTI International, government officials and advocates will discuss the successes and challenges of tobacco control 15 years after the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) at a thought leader forum at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23.
9-22-2013 Tax Drumbeat Grows Louder
– Food Business News
Two recent reports reached different conclusions regarding the question of whether to tax sugar-sweetened beverages.
8-31-2013 The Myth of the Business-busting Smoking Ban
– The Herald
As more and more of the nation has acted to protect employees from being poisoned on the job, our Legislature has steadfastly refused to adopt smoke-free workplace laws. Lawmakers argue that whether to ban smoking should be left to business owners – and in particular bar and restaurant owners, since most other businesses already ban smoking – because 1) it just should be and 2) a ban will cost bars and restaurants money.
8-12-2013 Study Says Smoking Bans Don’t Hurt Bars, Restaurants (AUDIO)
– Missourinet
A new study suggests a statewide law banning smoking in public places would not harm the restaurant and bar industry and the people who work in it.
8-9-2013 Soda Tax Won't Curb Obesity, Study Contends
– U.S. News & World Report
Taxing sodas and other sugary beverages won't help reduce obesity because consumers would switch to other high-calorie foods and drinks that aren't taxed, a new study contends.
8-7-2013 Study: Smoking Ban Has No Negative Impact on Restaurant Revenue
– Winston-Salem Journal
North Carolina’s ban on smoking in restaurants and bars has had no negative impact on the businesses’ revenue and employment, a federal study concluded.
8-4-2013 Study: Efforts to Restrict Sugary Soft Drinks Ineffective in Reducing Obesity
– Yahoo!
While the efforts of Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg to deny New Yorkers the pleasure of sugary soft drinks grinds on, Medical Press reports that such efforts are likely futile in advancing the goal of fighting obesity.
8-2-2013 Tens of Billions of Dollars Spent Each Year on Moderate Kidney Disease
– Med India
A new study, appearing in the upcoming issue of the Journal of American Society of Nephrology, claims that the treatment of early kidney diseases too, accompany steep medical caosts. The study found that expenses related to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) cost Medicare tens of billions of dollars each year.
8-2-2013 Study Finds That Tens of Billions of Dollars Spent Each Year for Moderate Chronic Kidney Disease
– News-Medical
Even early stages of kidney disease come with steep medical costs, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study found that expenses related to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) cost Medicare tens of billions of dollars each year.
8-2-2013 RTI Research Uncovers Colossal Driver of Health Care Costs
– Triangle Business Journal
Researchers from RTI International here in the Triangle identified one major driver of health care costs, the first step in potentially reducing overall spending.
8-2-2013 Moderate Kidney Disease Costs Medicare Tens Of Billions Of Dollars Each Year
– Red Orbit
Even early stages of kidney disease come with steep medical costs, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study found that expenses related to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) cost Medicare tens of billions of dollars each year.
8-2-2013 Moderate Kidney Disease Costs Medicare Tens of Billions of Dollars Each Year
Early stages of kidney disease cost Medicare tens of billions of dollars each year, according to a study by researchers at RTI International, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Michigan, and United Nations Children’s Fund.
8-1-2013 Largest Study to Date Finds State Smoke-Free Laws Would Not Hurt Restaurant and Bar Business
A study conducted by RTI International in nine states concludes that statewide smoke-free laws would not be expected to have an adverse economic impact on restaurants and bars in these states. The study, which was supported by the CDC Foundation, was released today in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
8-1-2013 Taxing Sugary Beverages May Not Reduce Obesity - It's Likely Consumers Would Substitute Other Unhealthy Foods Study Finds
– Medical News Today
7-31-2013 Taxing Sugary Drinks May Not Be the Answer to Decrease Obesity Rates
– Headlines & Global News
A new study has found that implementing higher taxes on sugary drinks would lead customers to find a replacement with other untaxed foods and beverages, which in turn would result in increased calorie intake.
7-30-2013 Study: Taxing Sugary Beverages Not a Clear Cut Strategy to Reduce Obesity
Taxing sugary beverages may help reduce calories from these beverages in the United States, but the health benefits may be partially offset as consumers substitute with other unhealthy foods, according to a joint study by researchers at RTI International, Duke University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
7-8-2013 Using Two-Dimensional Barcodes for Vaccine Products will Save $300 Million
– Vaccine News
A new study conducted by researchers at RTI International and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention found that using two-dimensional barcodes on vaccine products would save more than $300 million by 2023
7-8-2013 New Barcodes on Vaccines Enhance Safety of the U.S. Immunization System, Save Millions
– Infection Control Today
Using two-dimensional barcodes on vaccine product labels would enhance the safety of the U.S. immunization system and save more than $300 million by 2023, according to a study by researchers at RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
7-3-2013 Two-dimensional Barcodes on Vaccine Improve Safety of the U.S. Immunization System, Save Millions
– Toronto Telegraph
Using two-dimensional barcodes on vaccine product labels would enhance the safety of the U.S. immunization system and save more than $300 million by 2023, according to a study by researchers at RTI International and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
6-27-2013 Should the American Medical Association Have Classified Obesity as a Disease?
– U.S. News & World Report
The American Medical Association – the largest organization of physicians in the United States – this month formally recognized obesity as a disease.
6-19-2013 Medical Group Recognizes Obesity as a Disease
– USA Today
The American Medical Association, the nation's largest physician organization, decided Tuesday to recognize obesity as a disease that requires a range of medical interventions for treatment and prevention.
6-10-2013 Treatment of Mental Illness Lowers Arrest Rates, Saves Money
– Science Daily
Research from North Carolina State University, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the University of South Florida shows that outpatient treatment of mental illness significantly reduces arrest rates for people with mental health problems and saves taxpayers money.
6-10-2013 N.C. State Research Finds Treating Mental Illness Lowers Arrest Rates, Saves Tax Dollars
– Triangle Business Journal
Proper outpatient care for mental illness could save the state money, according to research released Monday.
6-10-2013 Study: Treating mental illness prevents crime, saves taxpayers money
– Salon
A new study shows that investing in treatment isn't just good mental health policy, it makes economic sense, too
2-28-2013 Minn. Senate Considers Raising Tobacco Taxes
– Minnesota Public Radio
A state Senate committee heard three bills Thursday that would increase tobacco taxes in Minnesota.
12-20-2012 Taxing Unhealthy Foods Not Effective in Promoting Healthier Choices
– Food Product Design
States or cities that implement sales taxes on unhealthy foods in an effort to promote healthy eating often miss the mark because many consumers are simply unaware of tax differences sold in grocery stores, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. The findings suggest raising taxes on the production and distribution of unhealthy foods may be more effective method to promote healthier food choices.
12-19-2012 States Aiming to Promote Healthy Eating Through Sales Taxes Often Miss the Target
– Science Daily
Increasing sales taxes on sugary foods to promote healthier food choices among grocery store shoppers is unlikely to be effective because many consumers are unaware of the tax differences on food items sold in grocery stores, according to a new study by RTI International and Cornell University.
12-18-2012 Study: States Aiming to Promote Healthy Eating Through Sales Taxes Often Miss the Target
Increasing sales taxes on sugary foods to promote healthier food choices among grocery store shoppers is unlikely to be effective because many consumers are unaware of the tax differences on food items sold in grocery stores, according to a new study by RTI International and Cornell University.
11-28-2012 Even if You Only Suspect it, Report it
– Chicago Tribune
Child abuse is an epidemic, but its symptoms aren't always obvious. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 695,000 children were victims of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse or emotional abuse in 2010. But both the CDC and others who work in child welfare agree that, if anything, child abuse is underreported.
10-2-2012 Cancer Care Costs Expected to Soar Through This Decade
– Asbestos.com
Cancer-related medical costs are expected to soar in the coming decade, making it more important than ever for mesothelioma victims to seek compensation for their asbestos-related disease.
9-25-2012 State-level Cancer Care Costs to Jump as Much as 115 Percent by 2020
– Health Imagine
An analysis of cancer-related medical costs by state has projected that all U.S. states will see a substantial increase in the costs of care for cancer patients through 2020, according to the results of a study published in the September issue of The American Journal of Managed Care.
9-25-2012 Cancer-related medical costs to more than double in some states in less than eight years
– News-Medical
Cancer-related medical costs, already a significant portion of overall medical expenses in the United States, will more than double in some states in less than eight years, according to a new study by researchers from RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
9-24-2012 Cancer Care Costs to More Than Double in Some U.S. States by 2020
– Science Daily
Cancer-related medical costs, already a significant portion of overall medical expenses in the United States, will more than double in some states in less than eight years, according to a new study by researchers from RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
9-24-2012 Study: Cancer Care Costs to More than Double in Some States by 2020
Cancer-related medical costs, already a significant portion of overall medical expenses in the United States, will more than double in some states in less than eight years, according to a new study by researchers from RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
4-30-2012 Ky. Joins States with More Independence for CRNAs
– Nurse.com
Kentucky has become the 17th state to opt out of the federal physician supervision requirement for certified registered nurse anesthetists, according to a news release from the state’s nurse anesthetists association.
1-25-2012 Study Finds a Diabetes Prevention Program Could Save $5.7 Billion in 25 Years
A community-based lifestyle intervention program could prevent nearly 885,000 cases of type 2 diabetes and save $5.7 billion over the next 25 years, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and RTI International.
1-25-2012 RTI: Diabetes plan could save billions
– Triangle Business Journal
RTI International is proposing a high-risk, but high-reward, strategy the organization believes would help prevent the onset of diabetes, one of the biggest drivers of increased health care costs.
1-12-2012 Health Affairs: Diabetes prevention programs could save $5.7B
– Cardiovascular Busineses
With more than 26 million Americans suffering from diabetes and 79 million at risk for developing the comorbidity, working to thwart the disease and its associated costs should take center stage in preventive medicine.
11-3-2011 Study Finds No Savings from Using Commercial Disease-Management Programs for Medicare Patients
A study of 250,000 Medicare patients by RTI International has found that commercial disease management models did not reduce hospital admissions or emergency room visits or result in cost savings.