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January 27, 2009
House and Senate Stimulus Bills To Include $3.5 billion for NIH, $1.1 billion for Comparative Clinical Effectiveness The House of Representatives and Senate released a draft of their economic…
January 27, 2009
Medicare, with little public debate, has expanded its coverage of drugs for cancer treatments not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Cancer doctors had clamored for the changes, saying…
January 23, 2009
The Obama administration has appointed an infectious disease and disaster preparedness expert as acting director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Richard Besser, who headed…
January 11, 2009
Friends of Cancer Research Brings in 2009 with a New Website Friends of Cancer Research brought in the New Year with a newly designed website, http://www.focr.org. The new site, launched at the…
December 15, 2008
The director of the National Institutes of Health may be the least political of a president's political appointments. The director's job is not to promote administration priorities -- in fact,…
December 6, 2008
As President-Elect Barack Obama focuses on selecting leaders for his administration, a top priority should be to rebuild the Food and Drug Administration   under the leadership of a strong, science…
November 26, 2008
The Obama administration will inherit a Food and Drug Administration widely seen as struggling to protect Americans from unsafe medication, contaminated food and a flood of questionable imports from…
November 14, 2008
  A Note from Ellen Sigal and Marlene Malek These are trying times for our country, but amidst economic turmoil, funding for life-saving research cannot be overlooked. President-elect Obama will…
November 5, 2008
On January 8th, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) held the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Health and Human Services-designate…
October 5, 2008
Budget Update: President Bush signs year-end spending billOn September 30, President Bush signed a year-end…