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Statement By Dr. Paul Zeitz Regarding a Proposed Amendment By Rep. Mark Souder to Prohibit HHS Funding For Needle Exchange

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee approved an amendment by Representative Mark Souder (R-IN) which prohibits HHS (Health and Human Services) funding for programs which distribute sterile needles or syringes to pr...

New HHS HRSA Grant Will Fund Development of an Electronic Genetic and Family History Record for Doctors' Offices

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new electronic tool that will put family medical history at doctors' fingertips - alerting them to a patient's increased risk for birth defects or pregnancy complications - will be developed through a three-year cooperative ag...

Attorney General Holder, HHS Secretary Sebelius and FBI Director Mueller Announce Law Enforcement Action Related to Heat Task Force

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III will announce a law enforcement action related to the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) tas...

IVANS Hit Experts Available To Discuss the Dept. of HHS Recommendation Of “Meaningful Use” and How Potential Tighter Standards Will Impact the Provider Community

MEDIA ALERT: IVANS, Inc. has been regularly engaging its healthcare provider customers in discussions about healthcare reform, the importance of Medicare to their business and the steps providers should take in implementing technology to address short and long-term healthcare objectives. ...

NPC Newsmaker Program Hosts Briefing on Health Care Reform with Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt and Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle

Daschle, Leavitt to Debate Health Care Reform; Mark McClellan Moderates WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress and the Obama Administration move closer to presenting comprehensive legislation to overhaul the nation's health care system, former Health and Human Services Secr...

HCA's Perlin Named Chair of HHS Health IT Standards Committee

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA today announced Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin has been named Chair of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's Health IT Standards Committee, which will make recommendations to Dr. David Blumenthal, HHS National Coordinator for Health Information Techno...

American Association for Homecare Supports Expanded Federal Efforts by DOJ and HHS to Combat Medicare Fraud

ARLINGTON, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare supports expanded anti-fraud efforts announced today by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designed to curb fraud and abuse in Medicare. The two agencies ...

NHPCO Welcomes Kathleen Sebelius as HHS Secretary

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization welcomes Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Her Senate confirmation on April 28, the day before President Obama's 100th day in office, was the final ...

Overhaul of Genetic and Other Advanced Diagnostic Testing Regulations Necessary for Personalized Medicine, HHS Secretary Told

A joint announcement of the Genetics & Public Policy Center and the Coalition for 21st Century Medicine WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To "get personalized medicine right," Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sebelius will need to "create and implement a reasonable an...

The Office on Women's Health at HHS and Women's Policy, Inc. to Hold Congressional Briefing on Women's Health Issues on Monday, April 27

Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, nation's leading health experts and advocates to celebrate 10 years of advances in women's health and prevention WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the Office on Women's Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...
HHS in Medical Technology

Iomai Receives HHS Approval to Begin Phase 2 Trial of H5N1 Influenza Adjuvant Patch

- Dose-Ranging Trial to Further Assess Feasibility of Dose-sparing and Single-Dose Vaccination Against H5N1 Flu - GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iomai Corporation (Nasdaq: IOMI ) today announced that it has received approval from the Department of Health ...

GlaxoSmithKline Receives New HHS Order for H5N1 Bulk Antigen. First North American Clinical Trials with GSK's Candidate Pre-pandemic Flu Vaccine to Start.

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), one of the world's largest vaccine manufacturers, today announced that HHS has placed another order to purchase bulk H5N1 antigen for the US national stockpile of pre-pandemic vaccines. The company also announced the s...

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Results of Shionogi & Co. Sponsored Phase 3 Studies of i.v. Peramivir for Influenza

...at to the extent peramivir is used as a treatment for H1N1 flu (or other strains of flu), there can be no assurance that it will prove effective; that hhs may further condition, reduce or eliminate future funding of the peramivir program; that ongoing peramivir clinical trials or our peramivir program in...

Intercell AG Announces First Subject Enrolled in a Phase II Trial for the Further Development of Its Investigational Vaccine Enhancement Patch to Improve Pandemic Influenza Prevention in Collaboration With U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS

...ay in the U.S. - The study is fully funded by hhs - this is the second study conducted under a 5 year USD 128 m contract with the hhs - Intercell's VE Patch may reduce the dosage...ur VE Patch technology and in the partnership with hhs for use of our technology in providing potentially...

PharmAthene Submits SparVax(TM) Regulatory Strategy to FDA

...ember 2008, PharmAthene received notification from hhs that its proposal for SparVax(TM) had been deemed ... PharmAthene has been engaged in negotiations with hhs under the proposals process. David P. Wright,...ur proposal, and to the contract award decision by hhs for the advanced development and procurement of ne...

BioCryst Provides Peramivir Update and Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...is decrease was driven by a reduction in revenue from the contract with the hhs for the development of peramivir. In addition, the Company recognized less...rains of flu), there can be no assurance that it will prove effective; that hhs may further condition, reduce or eliminate future funding of the peramivir ...

Data from Phase 2 Study of Peramivir in Patients Hospitalized with Influenza Presented at the XI International Symposium on Respiratory Viral Infections

...receive adequate dosing by intramuscular injection may not be correct, that hhs and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) may not agree with our analysis, that hhs may further condition, reduce or eliminate future funding of the peramivir ...

10-State Project to Study Methods to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs

...ty Research Group has received private funding to work with additional state hospital associations and their patient safety partners. In January, hhs released its first departmental action plan for preventing health care-associated infections. This comprehensive plan establishes national goals and ...

Human Genome Sciences Begins Delivery of First-in-Class Anthrax Treatment to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile

...f of 2009, following delivery of 20,000 doses of ABthrax, and the remainder to come upon FDA licensure of ABthrax. The purchase award was made by the hhs under the Project BioShield Act of 2004, which is designed to accelerate the development, purchase and availability of medical countermeasures for the...

USD 12.5 m Funding for the Development of Intercell's Vaccine Patch System for Pandemic Influenza From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

...ccine. The actual funding forms part of an hhs contract with potential funding of up to USD 128 m...nitial Phase I/II clinical trial funded under this hhs contract demonstrated that a single 45-microgram d...tercell USA commented: "The financial support from hhs enables us to continue our Pandemic Flu program wi...
HHS in Medical Products

Blind Performance Specimens

Features:... Liquid, human urine based 3 year frozen shelf life at -10 to -20C Removable label All specimens tested by a minimum of three SAMHSA, hhs certified laboratories 65 mL fill size allows for split specimens ...
Company:Bio-Rad Laboratories
HHS in Medical Dictionary

Aging

...Aging ... 2008-2012 Pennsylvania State Plan on Aging ... DEPARTMENT OF AGING URGES CITIZENS TO REPORT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF OLDER ... Links to hhs topics on Aging ... Administration on Aging (AOA) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Institute on Aging (NIH) ... A...
HHS in Biological News

NIAID announces 25 new awards to develop radiation countermeasures

...rmeasures against CBRN threats and gave funding to hhs specifically for this purpose. hhs assigned NIAID the leadership role in managing bas...ukee Through these combined efforts, NIAID and hhs hope to accelerate the development of medical coun...

Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring

... for fiscal year 2007. The funding announced today is for the first research grants under the new initiative. They are part of a broader effort across hhs agencies to build on recent advances in genomic science and medicine, including the Secretary's Initiative on Personalized Health Care. NIH received $...
HHS in Biological Technology

PharmAthene to Present Data for Protexia(R) and Valortim(R) at HHS PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop 2008

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (Amex: PIP ), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that the Company will present two poster presentations and an oral presentation on its Protexia(R...

Bavarian Nordic Receives $50 Million Advance Payment from HHS for Fulfilling Contract Milestones

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bavarian Nordic, the Danish-based international biopharmaceutical company, has received permission from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to invoice an advance payment of $50 million as allowed under the recent contract (RFP...

WTN Interview: HHS Secretary calls for $550 million health care fund to reduce deaths caused by medical errors

Dont forget Wisconsin Thompson tells BIO attendees Editors note : SAN FRANCISCO Wisconsins consummate cheerleader, former governor and current Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, was the featured lunch keynote speaker Monday at the BIO 2004 Conference, talking place thi...

Federal advisor to HHS describes the national information infrastructure

MADISON In a speech given April 27, President Bush proclaimed that health care in America is in desperate need of aid, citing a 21st century health care system [which] uses a 19th century paperwork system. While this seems to be a grim statement, Dr. William Yasnoff , a physician and computer sci...

Thompson's HHS legacy will include efforts to combat disease in Africa

Pictured: Dan Vogel, Department of Health and Human Services; Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council; Tommy G. Thompson, Department of Health and Human Services and park warden at Arusha National Park near Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania Arusha, Tanzania Even if former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Tho...

Federal Health Architecture: An Interview with Kathleen Heuer, HHS

Editors note: Kathleen Heuer, Deputy Asst. Sec. Budget, Technology and Finance U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, will discuss the Federal Health Architecture at the upcoming Digital Healthcare Conference being held June 23 , in Madison, Wis. The FHA is a methodology for developing health...

PharmAthene, Inc. Closes on $19.3 Million Private Placement of Convertible Notes and Common Stock Warrants

...f U.S. government funding for one or more of the Company's development programs, including without limitation our bid related to SparVax(TM) under the hhs Request for Proposals for an Anthrax Recombinant Protective Antigen (rPA) Vaccine for the Strategic National Stockpile, the award of government contra...

PharmAthene's 2nd Generation rPA Anthrax Vaccine, SparVax(TM), Completes FDA Regulatory Strategy Review

... licensure, for SparVax(TM). In amending the RFP, hhs required that all bidders in the competitive range...to the development program previously submitted to hhs as part of our proposal in response to the RFP, an...imitation our bid related to SparVax(TM) under the hhs Request for Proposals for an Anthrax Recombinant P...

HHS Awards MedImmune Contract to Manufacture Live Attenuated Nasal Spray Vaccine for Novel Influenza A (H1N1)

... manufacture monovalent (single-strain) live attenuated influenza vaccine for Novel Influenza A (H1N1) to vaccinate priority populations identified by hhs in the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza. An initial order of $90 million of vaccine has been placed, with the potential for additional orders...

XIFIN Inc. CEO to Speak at Executive War College Conference

...CD to include diagnostic and operative procedures, which is used for health records, reimbursement systems, and public data. On August 21st, 2008, the hhs proposed new code sets to be used for reporting diagnoses on health care transactions. Under the proposal, the ICD-9-CM code sets would be replaced wi...

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