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September 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
Dr. Mark McClellan, an authority on the wonky price side of health care, faces a completely different challenge as President Bush's choice to head the agency responsible for the safety of medical and consumer products used by every American. If the Senate confirms the economist-physician nominated Wednesday as Food and Drug Administration commissioner, it would be a new arena for Bush's top advisor on health policy.
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September 6, 2006 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
President Bush named a new Transportation secretary Tuesday, while one of his top healthcare experts announced he was resigning -- all part of ongoing personnel shifts as the administration prepares for its last two years. Bush nominated former Federal Highway Administrator Mary E. Peters to the transportation post, replacing Norman Y. Mineta, the veteran San Jose congressman who had been the only Democrat in the Cabinet.
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September 25, 2002 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush has decided to name a senior health advisor, Mark B. McClellan, to head the Food and Drug Administration, a key post that has gone unfilled throughout the Bush presidency, informed sources said Tuesday. An official announcement is expected soon, a senior administration official confirmed.
NATIONAL
February 21, 2004 | Vicki Kemper, Times Staff Writer
President Bush said Friday that he would nominate the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration to run the agency that operates the Medicare and Medicaid programs, moving a skilled and loyal aide to a politically sensitive position. Dr. Mark B. McClellan, a physician who has a doctorate in economics, has been confirmed twice by the Senate for top administration jobs.
NATIONAL
February 21, 2004 | Vicki Kemper, Times Staff Writer
President Bush said Friday that he would nominate the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration to run the agency that operates the Medicare and Medicaid programs, moving a skilled and loyal aide to a politically sensitive position. Dr. Mark B. McClellan, a physician who has a doctorate in economics, has been confirmed twice by the Senate for top administration jobs.
NATIONAL
September 6, 2006 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
President Bush named a new Transportation secretary Tuesday, while one of his top healthcare experts announced he was resigning -- all part of ongoing personnel shifts as the administration prepares for its last two years. Bush nominated former Federal Highway Administrator Mary E. Peters to the transportation post, replacing Norman Y. Mineta, the veteran San Jose congressman who had been the only Democrat in the Cabinet.
OPINION
March 6, 2004
Canadian pharmacies -- An editorial Thursday erroneously stated that Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Mark McClellan was spending $138 million to, among other things, prevent Canadian pharmacists from selling prescription drugs online to U.S. seniors. The funds in question are controlled not by the FDA but by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
Lawmakers questioned Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson on Thursday about his opposition to importing prescription drugs from Canada, an issue showing no signs of fading this election year. Questions from Democrats and Republicans on the House Appropriations health subcommittee focused on Thompson's decision to appoint Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Mark McClellan to lead a study of drug importation.
NATIONAL
December 24, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Medicare has said it intends to pay for counseling to help some of the nation's 4 million older smokers kick the habit. Medicare beneficiaries who smoke and have smoking-related diseases or take certain medicines will be eligible for counseling next year. Medicare chief Mark McClellan said coverage would begin no later than the end of March. Medicare would pay for up to four counseling sessions. If that doesn't suffice, smokers could get a second round of counseling.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2003 | From Reuters
U.S. health officials are revising guidelines for prescription drug advertisements directed at consumers to ensure the promotions provide a balanced picture of risks and benefits, FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan said at a meeting with the National Assn. of Health Underwriters. The FDA requires that television and print ads touting a prescription drug's benefits also carry a summary of possible side effects.
NATIONAL
September 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
Dr. Mark McClellan, an authority on the wonky price side of health care, faces a completely different challenge as President Bush's choice to head the agency responsible for the safety of medical and consumer products used by every American. If the Senate confirms the economist-physician nominated Wednesday as Food and Drug Administration commissioner, it would be a new arena for Bush's top advisor on health policy.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2002 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush has decided to name a senior health advisor, Mark B. McClellan, to head the Food and Drug Administration, a key post that has gone unfilled throughout the Bush presidency, informed sources said Tuesday. An official announcement is expected soon, a senior administration official confirmed.
NATIONAL
March 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
Democratic Sen. Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota said Tuesday that he would block Senate confirmation of President Bush's choice to run Medicare until the nominee answered questions about importation of drugs from Canada. Mark McClellan, whose nomination was approved Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee, wants to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. But Monday he refused a request from Dorgan and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.
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November 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
The government is proposing to expand Medicare coverage of weight-loss surgery for the disabled, but eliminate coverage of such surgery for the elderly. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries might help people with extreme obesity. That is why the agency is proposing to make it easier for the disabled to get the surgery. Medicare now covers the cost if the surgery is recommended to treat other health problems.
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