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May 10, 2002

Dear Conferees:

We have read the May 1 letter from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and others on the issue of reprocessing single use medical devices, and wish to correct certain inaccuracies presented therein.



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For Release: Immediately

Contact: NIEHS Press Office

(301) 402-3378

SAMHSA Press Office

(301) 443-8956

HHS AWARDS $10.5 MILLION FOR TRAINING, RESEARCH TO ADDRESS HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACKS

HHS Also To Award More Than $2 Million For Services To Sept. 11 Rescue Workers

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced 12 grants worth $10.5 million to fund research and training to address health concerns in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.



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For Release: Immediately

Contact: NIOSH Press Office

(202) 401-3749

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released new guidelines for protecting ventilation systems in commercial and government buildings from chemical, biological and radiological attacks. The guidelines provide recommendations that address the physical security of ventilation systems, airflow and filtration, systems maintenance, program administration and maintenance staff training.



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TO: FDA-Agency-Wide

FROM: Deputy Commissioner

SUBJECT: Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A.



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WHAT: Media Briefing to release new legal opinion on Medicare payment problem

WHERE: AMA Washington Office

1101 Vermont Avenue, NW (Vermont & L)

12th Floor

WHEN: Monday, May 13, 2002

10:00 am

WHO:

Terry S. Coleman, JD, former HCFA Deputy Administrator (First Bush Admin.) and HCFA Chief Counsel (Reagan)

American College of Nurse Practitioners

American College of Physicians-American Society Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM)

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

American Medical Association (AMA)



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