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April 9, 2009
By Ceci Connolly, One month after its director began work, President Obama made it official today: There's a new White House Office of Health Reform. Just back from his overseas trip, Obama signed an... Read more
April 8, 2009
By Sarah Rubenstein Not long after sending out a memo warning FDA staff about leaking confidential information — and then seeing the memo get leaked — Frank Torti sent out a farewell message to the... Read more
March 27, 2009
 By John Wilkerson, FDA’s Sentinel Initiative and other large data networks should be used to choose comparative effectiveness research projects, a cancer research advocacy groups says.  Many believe... Read more
March 26, 2009
Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) applauds Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Kay Bailey Hutchison for their tireless efforts to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.  The legislation,... Read more
March 26, 2009
By U.S. SENS. EDWARD M. KENNEDY and KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Cancer is a relentless disease. It doesn’t discriminate between men and women, wealthy or poor, the elderly or the young. In 2008, more than... Read more
March 24, 2009
 By Richard Leiby, She didn't cry on "Good Morning America." She didn't cry when she talked to the local press. But yesterday, surrounded by a sisterhood of other breast cancer survivors, Rep.... Read more
March 18, 2009
By Hans Schoemaker ZURICH -(Dow Jones)- Drugmaker Roche Holding AG (ROG.VX) said Wednesday that new data shows its breast cancer drug Herceptin also shows benefits when used to treat aggressive... Read more
March 17, 2009
Obama's Stimulus Package Funds Research on Cutting Costs By Ceci Connolly What's best for insomnia -- Lunesta, at about $6 a pill, or Zolpidem, at $2? Should a man with prostate cancer choose... Read more
March 13, 2009
By Lisa Richwine, WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is set to nominate former New York City health chief Margaret Hamburg as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, people with... Read more
March 12, 2009
Physician's Chief Deputy Would Be Baltimore Commissioner By Rob Stein and Lyndsey Layton The Obama administration has tapped Margaret A. Hamburg, a physician and former New York City health... Read more