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NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/23/02

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Contact: Kathleen Bird

609-341-5312

Public Urged to Limit Meals of Certain Freshwater Fish

Due to Mercury Contamination

(02/56) TRENTON -The Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health and Senior Services today issued advisories warning people about unsafe mercury levels found in 21 species of freshwater fish from water bodies around the state.



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SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING OVARIAN CANCER -- (House of Representatives - July 22, 2002)
[Page: H5050]    The Clerk read as follows:     Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that--     (B) should continue to conduct or support other promising ovarian cancer research that may lead to breakthroughs in screening techniques;     (3) if the research demonstrates that the medical screening technique is effective for identifying ovarian cancer, Federal health care programs and group and individual health


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Washington, D.C. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) will participate in a public-private partnership to promote the participation by cancer patients in clinical trials to accelerate the development of new cancer medicines.



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Contact:

HHS Press Office

(202) 690-6343

STATEMENT BY HHS SECRETARY

TOMMY G. THOMPSON

Regarding Senate Confirmation of Dr. Richard Carmona as Surgeon General



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Washington state has released a final version of its controversial Medicaid waiver for public review. The state's original section 1115 waiver application to CMS late last year prompted an outcry from advocacy groups and state providers over the plan's lack of details and public input, after which CMS called for additional details on the proposal. Released July 22, the state's final plan closes for comments on Aug. 5.



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SENATE MISSES OPPORTUNITY TO PASS MEDICARE OUTPATIENT DRUG COVERAGE

For Immediate Release

July 23, 2002

Contact:

Peper Long

(202) 962-9200

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2002) - Biotechnology Industry Organization Vice President for Government Relations Sharon L. Cohen called the Senate's lack of action today on Medicare prescription drug coverage "a missed opportunity."

Two Medicare plans were offered as amendments to generic pharmaceuticals legislation, but neither generated the 60 votes required to move to debate.



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Comments of the American Industrial Hygiene Association

to the

Committee of Government Representatives on Participation of

Civil Society in the Free Trade Area of the Americas

July 16, 2002



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