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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
March 11, 2009
Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) would like to congratulate Dr. Margaret Hamburg on her appointment to FDA Commissioner. Friends looks forward to working with Dr. Hamburg on vital issues that... Read more
March 9, 2009
By Ramsey Baghdadi Former New York City Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is preparing for confirmation hearings with the White House set to announce her nomination as FDA Commissioner shortly.... Read more
March 6, 2009
By Laura Meckler WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that he would fight for an overhaul of the U.S. health-care system this year, and legislators and lobbyists gathered at the White... Read more
March 5, 2009
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has invited a broad group of doctors, patients, business owners and insurers to a White House forum on health care in hopes of building support for big changes.... Read more
March 2, 2009
By LAURA MECKLER President Barack Obama has chosen Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to head the Department of Health and Human Services and will announce the decision at the White House Monday,... Read more
March 2, 2009
By ROBERT PEAR and JEFF ZELENY WASHINGTON — In naming a new team to run health policy for his administration, President Obama has recruited a formidable array of talent, but has not clarified the... Read more
February 27, 2009
By Mark Thornton On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced a massive initiative against cancer. "Our recovery plan will launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touched nearly every... Read more
February 26, 2009
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sustained federal research funding is needed to fulfill President Barack Obama's vow to seek "a cure for cancer in our time," a pledge echoing one by President Richard Nixon in... Read more
February 24, 2009
The National Institutes of Health received a 3% increase in funds in the draft 2009 budget, released today (Feb 23) by the US House of Representatives, giving the agency a total of $30.3 billion,... Read more

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