In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Adriane Casalotti discuss Congress’ return to Capitol Hill after Labor Day to tackle appropriations for FY2020 that begins October 1. They also discuss the proposed rule change to 42 CFR Part 2 in an effort to improve access to quality treatment for those with Substance Use Disorder. Finally, they discuss the Surgeon General’s latest campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of marijuana for teens and pregnant women.
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with the Deputy Director for Public Health Service and Implementation Science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Stephen Redd. They discussed the threat of a global pandemic and the ability of the US to respond to an outbreak. They also discussed climate change and how communities can better prepare for natural and manmade disasters.