On Cloning

Thursday, July 11, 2002

WASHINGTON - As author of the Human Cloning Prohibition Act (S. 1899), U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback released the following statement today reacting to the President's Council on Bioethics recommendation on cloning.

The President's Council on Bioethics has recommended that President Bush support a permanent ban on what many refer to as human reproductive cloning, and a moratorium on what is sometimes known as research, or so-called "therapeutic" cloning.



Trade News Release

Contact: Bill Wright

Phone: (202) 693-1999

New National Emphasis Program (NEP) on specific hazards in nursing and personal care facilities

WASHINGTON - OSHA today announced a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) to focus outreach efforts and inspections on specific hazards in nursing and personal care facilities with high injury and illness rates.



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News Release

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Office of Public Affairs

Washington, D.C.

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 12, 2002

Contact: Frank Meilinger

Phone: (202) 693-1999

OSHA TO WITHDRAW DIRECT FINAL RULE FOR SIGNS, SIGNALS, AND BARRICADES



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The following charts were distributed and discussed by Sens. Max Baucus (D-MT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) during a June 11 Senate Finance Committee meeting on a Medicare prescription drug benefit, according to an informed source. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) Chart Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Chart



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July 12, 2002

Contact: Patricia Nemore, CMA

202-216-0028

Deane Beebe, MRC

212-204-6219

HEALTH CARE CONSUMER GROUP SUES FEDERAL DEPARTMENT FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION Click here for Complaint



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, July 11, 2002

CONTACT: Ken Johnson or Peter Sheffield

202-225-5735

Tauzin, Greenwood Want Details From FDA on Breast Implant Studies

Washington (July 11) - In light of reported concerns about the safety of saline breast implants, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman James Greenwood (R-PA) today called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to turn over records relating to implant studies.



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