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September 16, 2002

The Honorable «First_Name» «Last_Name»

United States Senate

Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator «Last_Name»:



PhRMA Policy Position:

Legislative Solution for 2003 OPPS Payment Rates

9-17-02



In a strongly worded Sept. 6 letter, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) has called on the General Accounting (GAO) office to withdraw a recent report studying the response by skilled nursing facilities to Medicare's prospective payment system. AHCA contends that the report is biased, incomplete and misleading. AHCA Letter GAO Study



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From: Deputy Commissioner

To: FDA Wide

Subject: All Hands Bulletin

This morning at 9:30, President Bush will announce his intention to nominate Dr. Mark McClellan for the position of Commissioner of Food and Drugs. The position is of course subject to Senate confirmation.

I have gotten to know Mark well over the last year and consider him an excellent choice to lead the Agency.



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September 19, 2002

The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson

Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hubert H. Humphrey Building

200 Independence Avenue, S.W.

Washington, DC 20201

Dear Secretary Thompson:

This letter is to express our deep concern about reports that the Administration is engaging in a wholesale replacement of the experts on key scientific advisory committees.



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

CONTACT: Ken Johnson or Vikki Riley

202.225.5735

Full Committee to Markup Medical Errors,

Medical Device User Fee, Other Health Bills



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