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April 20, 2009
By John Reichard, A policy paper released Monday by a group representing a variety of players in the health care system aims to persuade federal policy makers that they must preserve innovation as a... Read more
April 17, 2009
Congress Must Fix System, Report Says, By Lyndsey Layton, Local and state health officials trying to prevent food illness outbreaks are stymied by scarce resources,  weak leadership from the federal... Read more
April 16, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A newly formed federal council held its first meeting here today, a listening session in which members were told by various interest groups how the government should best spend $1... Read more
April 14, 2009
By Jane hang, WASHINGTON -- Federal health-care agencies are getting $1.1 billion in economic-stimulus funds  for research comparing the effectiveness of various treatments. But  drug and medical-... Read more
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