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Labor/HHS appropriations

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Conference report urges HHS secretary "to form a coordinating unit to review" White House CAM Commission report and "implement ways to better coordinate the department's many CAM-related activities." Conferees also urge secretary "to work with FDA and ODS to resolve [ephedra] rulemaking expeditiously." Appropriations bill, passed by Congress before the holiday recess, provides $17 mil. to ODS (up 70% from FY 2001), $104.6 mil. to NCCAM (up 17.3%) (1"The Tan Sheet" Dec. 24, 2001, In Brief). Conference report also calls for publication of dietary supplement GMPs within 15 days of bill's enactment; however, FDA withdrew GMPs proposed rule from OMB Dec. 19...

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