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  • Fiscal Year 2007 Health and Human Services Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2007 Health and Human Services Budget

    Secretary Leavitt and other health officials spoke to reporters about the proposed fiscal year 2007 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services. Medicare and the U.S. Centers for…

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  • Nursing Home Care Quality
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    Nursing Home Care Quality

    Health officials spoke to reporters about the status of programs to improve the quality of health care in facilities for the aged. Among the topics they addressed were the physical…

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  • Influenza Vaccine Supply
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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
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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
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    Influenza Vaccine Supply

    Health officials spoke about the availability of influenza vaccines. They discussed the recent announcement that a British vaccine manufacturer, Chiron, will be unable to supply vaccines…

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  • Medicare Drug Discount Program
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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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  • Health and Human Services Budget
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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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  • Ephedra Use
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    Ephedra Use

    Secretary Thompson and Mr. McClellan spoke to reporters about the decision to ban the dietary supplement Ephedra. They talked about the guidelines they used in reaching the decision and…

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  • Generic Drug Approval Process
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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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  • Women and Heart Disease
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    Women and Heart Disease

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  • Medicaid Reform Plan
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    Medicaid Reform Plan

    Secretary Thompson and other officials outlined plans to reform Medicaid. Among the issues they addressed were means of providing more flexibility to states to administer programs and…

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  • Blood Donation
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    Blood Donation

    Secretary Thompson and others talked about the importance of blood donation and talked about a federal blood drive.

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  • National Diabetes Education Program
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    National Diabetes Education Program

    Secretary Thompson and others talked to reporters about a new program to assist in the prevention of Type II Diabetes. The program centered on education, lifestyle changes, and new…

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  • In Remembrance of September 11 Attacks
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    In Remembrance of September 11 Attacks

    In a ceremony to honor those lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Secretary Thompson and others talked about the attacks and the state of public health in the…

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  • Medicare and Choice Pilot Program
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    Medicare and Choice Pilot Program

    Secretary Thompson and others announced the creation of a demonstration program to provide greater choices for Medicare recipients. The plan would make Preferred Provider Organization…

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  • Nursing Home Quality Initiative
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    Nursing Home Quality Initiative

    Secretary Thompson and others spoke to reporters about a new government initiative to provide information to families and the elderly about the quality of care in nursing homes. The…

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  • Medical Privacy Rules
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    Medical Privacy Rules

    President Clinton announced new federal regulations for protecting patients' privacy.

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  • Health and Human Services Budget Briefing
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    Health and Human Services Budget Briefing

    Secretary Shalala spoke to reporters about President Clinton’s proposed budget. Among the issues she addressed were increases for health care spending, plans to add prescription drug…

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  • Presidential Health Care Proposal
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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    The Department of Health & Human Services held a news conference earlier today to release the results of a study on the economic impact health care reform would have on states. Kenneth…

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  • US Health Statistics Report
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    U.S. Health Statistics Report

    Secretary Shalala announced the new health care statistics from a Health and Human Services Department report. The report outlined the life expectancy for different segments of U.S. society…

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