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P02-43

October 21, 2002

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FDA Warns Consumers Against Using Decorative Contact Lenses Obtained Without A Prescription or Professional Fitting



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CDC Telebriefing Transcript

ACIP Smallpox Vaccine Meeting Briefing

October 17, 2002

CDC MODERATOR: Thank you, John.

This is Von Roebuck in CDC's Office of Communications. Welcome everybody, and thank you for your patience. I wanted to make sure everybody could get on-line.

This is a media briefing for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. With me today are Dr. John Modlin, and Modlin is spelled M, as in Michael, O-D, as in David, L-I-N, as in Nick. He is the chair of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.



AMENDING THE FEDERAL FOOD, DRUG, AND COSMETIC ACT -- (Senate - October 17, 2002)
[Page: S10769]    The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title.    Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the bill be read three times, passed, and the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; and that any statements thereto be printed in the RECORD, with no intervening action or debate.    Without objection, it is so ordered.

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LYME AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE INFORMATION AND FAIRNESS IN TREATMENT (LIFT) ACT -- (Senate - October 17, 2002)
[Page: S10767]    The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.    The legislative clerk read as follows:    A bill (S. 969) to establish a Tick-Borne Disorders Advisory Committee, and for other purposes.    There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of the bill.    The impact that Lyme disease can have on its victims is tremendous.


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THE MEDICAL DEVICE USER FEE AND MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2002 -- (Senate - October 17, 2002)
[Page: S10752]    The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title.

   Mr. KENNEDY. Mr. President, I am pleased to support passage of H.R. 5651, ``The Medical Device User Fee and



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HHS ANNOUNCES MINNESOTA DISASTER MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TEAM TO JOIN THE NATIONAL DISASTER MEDICAL SYSTEM

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced the addition of a new Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) to the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). Sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the new team with the NDMS designation MN-1 will be based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.





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