PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C. —The Consumer Healthcare Items Association , the trade association representing the leading manufacturers and entrepreneurs of over-the-counter medicines, released the following statement in support of yesterday’s enactment of a New Jersey legislation prohibiting the sale of OTC medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan to minors italiano . CHPA expresses its gratitude to NJ Governor Chris Christie, Senator Peter Barnes, Assembly members Paul Moriarty, Patrick Diegnan, Benjie Wimberly, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora and Shavonda Sumter, Mary Pat Angelini and Nancy F.
7 letter to Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Albert Hawkins, CMS official Dianne Heffron questioned whether the state’s intend to overhaul Medicaid by providing subsidized coverage of health to 2.1 million uninsured residents would move quickly enough and be broad enough to justify relaxing federal rules, the Dallas Morning News reports. Heffron wrote, It would appear that significant, comprehensive reform would not begin until September 2010. In April , Hawkins recommended that the plan might use federal matching money from safety-net hospitals to purchase insurance in the plan’s third year for the uninsured occupants .