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The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease B Terms and Organizations Abbreviations The shorthand references used throughout this study are identified as follows (listed alphabetically): ACIP: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Public Health Service (in practice, of CDC). AFEB: Armed Forces Epidemiological Board, Department of Defense. AIA: American Insurance Association (casualty insurers), New York, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. AMA: American Medical Association. BoB: The Bureau of Biologies in the Food and Drug Administration, an agency of the Public Health Service (not to be confused with the initials of the former name for the Office of Management and Budget). CDC: Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga., an agency of the Public Health Service. DoD: U.S. Department of Defense. GAO: U.S. General Accounting Office, an agency of Congress. HEW: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. HUD: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NCHS: National Center for Health Statistics, a unit of the Health Resources Administration in PHS. NIAID: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Md., a unit of the National Institutes of Health in HEW. NIH: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., an agency of the Public Health Service in HEW. OGC: Office of General Counsel in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. OMB: Office of Management and Budget, a key agency in the Executive Office of the President.
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The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease OSTP: Office of Science and Technology Policy, a new agency in the Executive Office of the President; abolished (under a slightly different name) in 1969, revived in the Fall of 1976. PERT: Program evaluation review technique. (Originally for weapons-systems.) PHS: Public Health Service, a major administrative division of the Department of Health, Education and Wel- WHO: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. fare (not to be confused with the commissioned corps of the same name which staffs many positions but by no means all in that division). PMA: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Washington, D.C. R&D: Research and Development. VA: Veterans Administration.