Senate Confirms McClellan to Lead CMS

March 2004
ASHA Leader;3/30/2004, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p13
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The U.S. President George W. Bush's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), researcher Mark McClellan, won the U.S. Senate confirmation on March 11, 2004 despite questions raised about McClellan's opposition to the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. McClellan, the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is a physician with a doctorate in economics. As CMS administrator, McClellan will oversee issues critical to audiologists and speech-language pathologists.


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