Mary Bassett

Judge Blocks NYC Flu Vaccine Requirement For PreschoolersFive mothers sued last month. They argued that the 2013 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene rule was invalid because it wasn't voted on by the Legislature.
NYC Making Overdose-Reversal Drug Available Without PrescriptionHealth Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett announced Monday she has issued an order making naloxone, or Narcan, available at most Rite Aid pharmacies in the city and many independent drug stores for about $50.
Restaurant Group Sues NYC Over New Salt-Warning LabelsNew York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday to argue that health regulators overstepped legal bounds to enact the first-of-its-kind requirement.
City: 1 Dead From Morris Park Legionnaires' Disease ClusterOne person who contracted Legionnaires' disease in the Morris Park section of the Bronx has died, city officials said Wednesday.
City Officials: Opera House Hotel Cooling Tower Source Of Bronx Legionnaires' OutbreakThe Legionella strain found at the Opera House Hotel cooling tower matched the strain found in patients, officials announced Thursday.
City Pinpoints Two Sources Of Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak In BronxSince July 10, the city has identified 46 cases of Legionnaires' disease, all in the South Bronx, with two deaths, the mayor said.
NYC Health Dept. To Propose Plan To Label High Sodium Menu ItemsIf the proposal is passed, it would be a first in the country requiring chain restaurants to label menu items that include 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more in an effort to help diners make healthier choices.
NYC Launches Campaign To Fight Sudden Infant Death SyndromeNearly one infant dies every week in New York City because of unsafe sleep practices, said Gladys Carrion, commissioner of the city Administration for Children's Services.
Free KYNG Size Condoms Available From NYC Dept. Of Health In Time For Valentine's DayThe campaign, which was launched Friday at the Museum of Sex as part of National Condom Awareness Day, is called "Be Sexy. Be Safe."
Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett Discusses Ebola In NYCCBS2's Maurice DuBois sat down with Dr. Mary Bassett, the city's health commissioner, to discuss Ebola concerns in New York City.
De Blasio: 'No Cause For Alarm' After First Ebola Case Confirmed In NYCDr. Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, became the city's first Ebola patient on Thursday.
Massive Ebola Training Session Held At Javits Center As CDC Releases Revised Gear GuidelinesFederal officials will be in New York City Tuesday with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

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