Children's health bill
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Senate legislation for promotion of birth defects research, including folic acid/neural tube defects education, introduced July 12 by a bipartisan group including Sens. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). A similar version (HR 4365) passed the House May 9. The March of Dimes has been a strong supporter of the legislation (1"The Tan Sheet" May 15, p. 16). The nonprofit recently launched a TV and print public service campaign
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