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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002

Grassley, Baucus Bill Language Redirects Money to Uninsured Kids

WASHINGTON -- Medicare legislation from Sens. Max Baucus and Chuck Grassley would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from allowing states to divert federal funds that are dedicated to children's health to instead cover childless adults.


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AARP, Rx Health Value and Coalition for a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market say the survey underscores the need for Congress to act now on drug patent reform legislation passed by the Senate.


To: FDA-wide

Re: Establishment of Office of Pediatric Therapeutics

Today I am pleased to announce that on October 1, 2002 the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics (OPT) will be established within the Office of the Commissioner / Office of International Activities and Strategic Initiatives. This office will report to Murray M. Lumpkin, M.D. in his capacity as Senior Associate Commissioner.



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Statement by Senator Max Baucus

Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance

October 1, 2002

United States Senate

Today, along with Senator Grassley, we are introducing the "Beneficiary Access to Care and Medicare Equity Act." This legislation is critical to ensuring access to quality, affordable health care for the 40 million Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.


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