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Expressing Growing Concern, THCA Urges Texas Congressional Delegation to Protect Seniors' Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care as Health Reform Debate Proceeds

Potential Size of Cumulative Federal Medicare Cuts as Part of "Reform" Jeopardize Viability of Already-Troubled Texas Medicaid Program; Seniors' Care at Risk, Local Jobs Base Threatened AUSTIN, Texas, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing growing concern t...

APHA Applauds Congressional Action on Health Reform

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) applauds the recent progress made by Congress on comprehensive health reform legislation that includes important provisions to protect and improve health in our nation. Both the House...

CMPI to Host Hill Briefing Tomorrow on Follow-on Biologic Drugs for Media and Congressional Staff With Reps. Eshoo and Rogers

Event Focused on Ensuring Patient Safety is Top Priority of Follow-on Biologic Legislation Being Debated on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15th, on Capitol Hill, the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest will host a brie...

First Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game to Benefit the Young Survival Coalition

WASHINGTON , July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women lawmakers will participate in the first Congressional Women's Softball Game, a bi-partisan and bi-cameral event, to be held on Tuesday, July 14 at Guy Mason Field. The first pitch will be thrown at 7:35 pm. Proceeds from the game will h...

CMPI to Host Hill Briefing on Follow-On Biologic Drugs for Media and Congressional Staff with Reps. Eshoo and Rogers

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next Wednesday, July 15th, on Capitol Hill, the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest will host a briefing followed by a question-and-answer session for media and Congressional Staff entitled: "A Follow-On Biologics Legislation Update; Congression...

Ohio Congressional Members Urge U.S. to Provide GM Retirees Medical Benefits

USW, CWA, IUOE unions seek equity for former GM and Delphi workers in restructuring WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A letter transmitted by 13 Ohio congressional members and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to U.S. Secretary of Treasury Timothy F. Geithner was made public today, ...

Alere Executives Present National Health Improvement Strategy to Congressional and Industry Leaders

Includes estimates that spending for chronic illnesses could be reduced by $17 billion through innovative care management. ATLANTA, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Obama administration, Congressional leaders and industry groups weigh the costs and benefits of healthcare reform, Alere(R) has...

Statement by American Dental Association President John S. Findley on Passage of H.Res. 204, a Congressional Resolution Congratulating the Association for its 150 Years of Service

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "On behalf of the 157,000 members of the ADA, its officers and its staff, I would like to thank Congressman Mike Simpson for sponsoring -- and the House of Representatives for passing -- a resolution yesterday congratulating the ADA on its 150th annive...

Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At a congressional hearing today in Washington, DC, legislators were urged to press the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately expand use of ViziLite(R) Plus, the FDA-cleared technology for the early detection of oral abnormalities th...

Social Security 'Problems' Are 'Misplaced Scare Tactics' and Media Missing Story of Solvency, Says Former Congressional Aging Committee Chief of Staff Bob Weiner

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The reports on the supposed problems of Social Security based on the Social Security Administration's report today are "totally misplaced," asserts former U.S. House Aging Committee Director Bob Weiner. Weiner, who was Chief of Staff of the House...
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Insmed CEO to Present at Congressional Briefing on Follow-On Biologics

CEO Geoffrey Allan Will Stress the Importance to Patients of Passing a Follow- On Biologics Approval Pathway RICHMOND, Va., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq CM: INSM) a developer of follow-on biologics and biopharmaceuticals, today announced that Geoffrey ...

April 16th Congressional Hearing on Hospital Infections

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Tomorrow Congress will hold hearings on whether the federal government is doing enough to prevent deadly hospital infections. The answer is "no." The biggest culprit is the CDC. The CDC claims 1.7 million people contract infections in U.S. hospitals...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Address a Congressional Briefing on Paralysis Research and the Spinal Cord Injury Community at 'Working 2 Walk' in Washington, DC, April 13-15, 2008

Dr. Mark Hurtt, Chief Medical Officer, to present interim results of the Cethrin(R) Phase I/IIa Clinical Trial in Acute Spinal Cord Injury HOPKINTON, Mass., April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSE ) announced that on April 15, 2008, Dr. Mark Hurtt...

West Wireless Health Institute Teams with Corventis for its First Multicenter, Randomized Clinical Trial

...ed by CTIA - The Wireless Association(R). The forum is being held at The Capitol Visitor Center at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., and will give congressional Members, Obama Administration Officials, and medical and policy experts the opportunity to discuss the mobile medical applications already being deplo...

New Poll Finds Disease Prevention is Top Priority for Americans in Health Reform

... disease before it strikes, but the American people are saying it too - loud and clear," said Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Chair of the congressional Hispanic Caucus Health Care Task Force. "Prevention is America's top health reform priority because it will not only lower disease rates across the po...

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Honor Duane DeSisto of Insulet Corporation and Senator Edward M. Kennedy at 27th Annual Hearts & Heroes Gala

...s Chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee. In addition, he is a member of the congressional Joint Economic Committee and the congressional Friends of Ireland, and a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Per...

Another Study Links Fluoride to Bone Cancer

...as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people.(7) In addition, over 2,430 professionals urge the U.S. Congress to stop fluoridation until congressional hearings are conducted, citing scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks....

Congressional 'Sting' Operation Uncovered By Coast IRB

...ubmitted to that Independent review board for evaluation. Coast IRB has since learned that the fraudulent trial was apparently commenced as part of a congressional "sting" operation. Apparently at the behest of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Comme...

First Town Hall Meeting on Inequities in Clinical Trials to Take Place at the Harlem Hospital Center on October 20

...ork City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH; Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns (D-NY) representing Brooklyn and the 10th congressional District of New York; and Assemblyman Darryl C. Towns, representing the 54th Assembly District in the New York State Legislature. Eliminating Dispar...

The Foundation for Biomedical Research Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards

...search (FBR) today announces the winners of the 7th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards. The awards, named in honor of FBR's Chairman and 2008 congressional Gold Medal recipient Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, recognize outstanding journalism that discusses the essential role of humane animal research in medical d...
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Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program

... References ^ "Anthrax Vaccine, GEO's Survey of Guard and Reserve Pilots and Aircrew" United States General Accounting Office Report to congressional Requesters. Sept. 2002. GAO-02-445. ^ Pentagon shifts Anthrax vaccine to civilian uses" James Dao with Judith Miller, June 29, 2002. Mirrored...
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Ehlers

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USGS Coalition to host congressional reception

WASHINGTON, DC On Monday Sept. 17, 2007, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Coalition will host a reception on Capitol Hill to highlight the important research, information, and services provided by the USGS and draw attention to the need for increased funding for the Survey in the FY 200...

Down to Earth carbon science: Briefing April 15 in DC

...th House Office Building and again at 3:00 pm in 328-A Senate Russell Office Building. Featured in the briefing will be: Chuck Rice of the 2nd congressional district of Kansas and Soil Microbiology Professor at Kansas State University, who will explain the mechanism behind soil carbon sequestration. Steve...

AIBS names 2009 emerging public policy leaders

...iological and Ecological Sciences Coalition (BESC) congressional Visits Day. "I am excited to participate in the congressional Visits Day becauseas a scientist, I want to emphas...nce and public health policy, participation in the congressional Visits Day is an invaluable opportunity for me to ...

Science returns to the Capitol Hill spotlight at March 24 exhibition

...the CNSF Exhibition & Reception is a much-anticipated event that annually draws more than 350 attendees including members of Congress and their staff, congressional committee staff, the leadership of NSF and representatives from the White House and other policymaking and research agencies. Research poster pres...

PSEG's Ralph Izzo to explore at NJIT the impacts of climate change, more

... modeling. A leader in the public-policy arena as well as the utility industry, Izzo's experience includes service as an American Physical Society congressional Science Fellow, in the office of U.S. Senator Bill Bradley. He also served as a senior policy advisor to New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean, specializ...

More accurate FEMA flood maps could help avoid significant damages and losses

...make up the National Academies. They are independent, nonprofit institutions that provide science, technology, and health policy advice under an 1863 congressional charter. Committee members, who serve pro bono as volunteers, are chosen by the Academies for each study based on their expertise and experience and ...

Engineer to present leak-proof method for carbon dioxide storage at international conference

... Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, in Washington, D.C. The research will be presented during "Technical Session 7E Novel Options for Geological Storage" in congressional A+B Room of the hotel. Background: The standard approach to carbon capture and storage involves extracting CO2 from a fossil-fuel burning power pla...

Resilience in an aging society: GSA showcases cutting-edge meeting topics

...re at the Gaylord, with the exception of Tuesday's congressional briefing.) Financial Crisis 2008: Implications...icy advisor during the Clinton Administration. congressional Briefing on Civic Engagement Tuesday, November ...o volunteer service, so advocates are working with congressional leaders to enact civic engagement legislation earl...

Caltech-led researchers find negative cues from appearance alone matter for real elections

...teers had to make character-trait judgments about the politicians--for example, which of the two politicians in the pair looked more competent to hold congressional office, or which looked more likely to physically threaten the volunteer. In other experiments, volunteers were asked to cast their vote for one polit...

Potent greenhouse gas more prevalent in atmosphere than previously assumed

...twork was created in the 1970s in response to international concerns about chemicals depleting the ozone layer. It is supported by NASA as part of its congressional mandate to monitor ozone-depleting trace gases, many of which are also greenhouse gases. Air samples are collected at several stations around the worl...
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18-Month Extension of Reimbursement Rates for Radioimmunotherapies Becomes Law After Congressional Override of Presidential Veto

SEATTLE, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced that Congress today passed the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, which includes an 18-month extension of the 2007 reimbursement rate for radioimmunotherapies su...

Hepatitis B Foundation and AAPCHO Sponsor Congressional Briefing on 'Zero Tolerance for Hepatitis B'

Spotlights National Hepatitis B Awareness Week DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing National Hepatitis B Awareness Week May 19 - 23, 2008, the Hepatitis B Foundation and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) is hosting a...

Insmed Selected to Complete Congressional Questionnaire Regarding the Potential Establishment of a Follow-On Biologics Regulatory Pathway

RICHMOND, Va., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: INSM), a developer of follow-on biologics and biopharmaceuticals, today announced receipt of a letter and questionnaire from the Chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Health on th...

Hepatitis B Foundation Testifies Before Congressional Appropriation Committee and Urges More Federal Funding for Hepatitis B

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hepatitis B Foundation President Dr. Timothy Block testified about the public health challenge of chronic hepatitis B before the Congressional Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services on March 13 in Washington, DC, at ...

Foundation for Biomedical Research Board Chairman Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) congratulates Congress for today voting to award Dr. Michael E. DeBakey the highest civilian honor it can bestow, the Congressional Gold Medal. "Dr. DeBakey's unparalleled contributions to cardiovascula...

PhRMA Statement on AARP-White House Press Conference

...f reach of patients financially doesn't do anyone any good. Working together with President Obama, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus and other congressional leaders, we have now taken an important first step toward achieving comprehensive health care reform this year. "In life, we get precious few opp...

CQ Forum on Biosimilar Biological Products - Wed., June 17, 2009

... WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- congressional Quarterly presents a 360-degree look at the "state of play" on the approval...ngth of intellectual property protection? The event will be hosted by congressional Quarterly and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Services, L...

Novo Nordisk Convenes Policy and Clinical Experts at Diabetes Media Summit

... health of America." Michael O'Grady, Ph.D., senior fellow, National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago , and an expert on the congressional budgeting process, stressed that diabetes poses one of the nation's greatest public health challenges, underscoring the need to adjust our focus to in...

New Survey Reveals Gap in Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Prevention Among Most Vulnerable Populations

... Research presented to the 2009 congressional Black Caucus Spring Health Braintrust finds Africa...nc. presented these findings last week at the 2009 congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spring Health Braintrust and Na...aid Congresswoman Donna Christensen (D-VI), Chair, congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust. "For Alzheimer's,...

UH initiative will use 'Harry Potter' to conjure love for science in Houston-area schools

...te students are expected to master the art of articulating complex scientific ideas in simple terms to broad audiences and go on to become professors, congressional advisers and other types of technocrats. Claydon said the program could have a lasting impact on graduate students. "It will dramatically impro...
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Eugenics

...s passed, with eugenicists for the first time playing a central role in the congressional debate, as expert advisers on the threat of "inferior stock" from Eastern a...d Herrnstein have argued, based on their examination of the records of the congressional debates over immigration policy, that in fact Congress gave virtually no co...

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

...piration of Eli Lilly's Prozac patent, Lilly has been promoting their new SNRI, duloxetine. 5-HTP supplements instead of SSRIs In mid 2004, a congressional hearing on prescription drugs noted that 1 in 6 children in the United States are being prescribed an anti-depressant product. At the end of 2004, so...

Stem cell

...stem cell funds . Stem-Cell Industry, Research Evolving (Nov. 23 2004, ABC News). Johnson, Judith A. & Erin Williams, Stem Cell Research congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress, Order Code RL31015, (August 13, 2004). Tae-gyu, Kim, Korean Scientists Succeed in Stem Cell Therapy , ...
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