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HHS builds senior staff

Executive Summary

HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness William Raub will serve as Acting Counselor for Science Policy. Raub will be a senior policy advisor to Secretary Michael Leavitt, with responsibilities including FDA issues. He formerly sat on HHS' drug importation task force, which said the practice would be costly, risky and harmful to innovation (1"The Pink Sheet" Jan. 3, 2005, p. 28). Assistant Secretary for Legislation Jennifer Young will serve as Acting Senior Counselor for Health Policy, a new position. Young will advise Leavitt on health care issues including Medicare and Medicaid...

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