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Headline: SECRETARY THOMPSON NAMES EVERTZ ASSISTANT ON HIV/AIDS

Evertz to Focus on International Programs

Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced today the appointment of Scott Evertz as special assistant to the Secretary to assist in further developing and implementing the department's overall strategy to fight HIV/AIDS around the world, including the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria.



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RAND CENTER SEEKS TO MAKE HEALTH A KEY COMPONENT OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY AND RESPOND TO TERRORISM



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Mr. HATCH. Madam President, I rise to speak on the pending legislation, S. 812, the Greater Access to Pharmaceuticals Act. I did not realize the pioneer companies that have been referred to as PhRMA are as satanic as they have been represented to be on the floor today.



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July 19, 2002

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STARK CALLS ON CONGRESS TO STOP DRUG COMPANIES FROM RIPPING OFF TAXPAYERS AND BILKING MEDICARE OUT OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Stark introduces H.R. 5167 "Medicare Market Acquisition Drug Price Act"

to ensure Medicare pays fair market prices for covered drugs



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Senator Chuck Grassley

Comprehensive Floor Statement -- Tripartisan 21st Century Medicare Act

July 18, 2002

Since 1965, the Medicare program has provided life-saving health care services to our nation's senior and disabled populations. Hundreds of millions of Americans have had their quality of life improved and their health protected because of the Medicare program. We must ensure that Medicare continues the exemplary service it has provided beneficiaries since its inception in 1965. Unfortunately, Medicare has not kept up with advances in medical treatment.



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