Saturday, March 13, 2004

McClellan Is Approved as CMS head.

Ceci Connolly reports that Senate confirmed FDA head Mark McClellan (son of the Texas State Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn and brother of White House press secretary Scott McClellan) to head up the federal Medicare/Medicaid agency. The quid pro quo for the confirmation was an understanding that HHS/CMS/FDA would work toward a loosening up of current restrictions on the reimportation of prescription drugs from countries like Canada, where many drugs sell for a fraction of the US price.
posted by Tom Mayo, 3:19 PM

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