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    Future of the U.S. Public Health Service

    Secretary Leavitt announced plans for a transformation of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, one of the seven uniformed services, in order to increase the number of officers and…

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    HHS Secretary Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Former Governor Leavitt was ceremonially sworn in by President Bush as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Among the topics they addressed were the future of Medicare,…

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    Fiscal Year 2006 HHS Budget

    Secretary Leavitt and department officials spoke to reporters about the fiscal year 2006 budget proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services. Following their remarks they…

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    New Dietary Guidlines

    Secretary Thompson and Secretary Veneman spoke about new dietary guidelines to improve the nation’s public health. Among the topics they addressed were prevention of obesity and chronic…

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    Influenza Vaccine Supply

    Secretary Thompson talked to reporters about recently available doses of influenza vaccine and distribution of the new doses. Following his remarks he and Mr. Crawford answered questions…

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    HHS Secretary Resignation

    Secretary Thompson announced his resignation from the Department of Health and Human Services. He talked about his political career, including being governor of Wisconsin. He said he had…

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    Influenza Vaccine Supply

    Officials spoke to reporters about the influenza vaccine supply problems resulting from the discovery of a contaminated batch manufactured in Great Britain. Among the topics they addressed…

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    Medicare Drug Discount Program

    Secretary Thompson and Dr. McClellan spoke about the new Medicare prescription drug program. They spoke in support of the plan, and called for it to be implemented permanently. They spoke…

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    Cancer Drug Review Process

    Secretary Thompson and health experts talked with reporters about cancer drugs and their reviewing process. The secretary announced that the Federal Drug Administration would unveil a new…

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    Surgeon General's Report on Smoking

    The speakers talked about the negative impact of smoking on health. Following prepared remarks, they responded to questions from the audience. Slides were shown during the presentation.

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    Prescription Drug Importation, Part 3

    The Department of Health and Human Services' Task Force on Drug Importation hosted a public meeting focusing on drug importation issues. Interested parties made presentations. Topics…

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    Medicare Prescription Drug Sponsors

    Officials talked about the sponsors of drug discount cards. Twenty-eight private sponsors were selected. The discount cards were a temporary measure, to be put in place from June 1 until…

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    Obesity Issues

    Officials talked about their plans to combat obesity in America. Recent studies projected that obesity would soon overtake tobacco as the number one cause of preventable deaths in the…

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    Health and Human Services Budget

    Secretary Thompson briefed reporters about the proposed fiscal year 2005 health and human services budget, spending priorities, and allocation of resources. Following his remarks he…

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    Bioterror Threat

    Secretaries Thompson and Ridge talked about the 2005 budget provisions for defenses against bioterrorism at the Health and Human Services Command Center. They announced and outlined the new…

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    World AIDS Day Observance

    Surgeon General Carmona and others spoke about the AIDS pandemic, treatment and prevention of the virus, and funding global efforts for AIDS relief at an event marking World AIDS Day.

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    Medicare Midwest Tour

    On August 13th, 14th, and 15th, the officials traveled to cities in the Midwest to promote President Bush’s Medicare plan. They visited hospitals and healthcare centers in Columbus, Ohio,…

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    National Health Information Infrastructure

    Secretary Thompson and other health officials talked about steps being taken to implement a national health care information system. The system would allow better communication within the…

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    Generic Drug Approval Process

    Secretary Thompson and Mr. McClellan talked about new rules to improve access to cheaper generic drugs and accelerating the process by which they are approved. Following their remarks they…

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    Health Summit

    Officials spoke about preventive health care, the benefits of exercise, and various initiatives to improve public health.

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