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Analysis: FDA chief grilled over testimony

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan got the message loud and clear on Capitol Hill Thursday: He had angered lawmakers by failing to show up when summoned to testify on drug reimportation and he had better change his ways as he moves up the pecki
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

House passes Medicare drug bill

WASHINGON, D.C., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Republicans early Saturday gained a 220-215 victory in the House on the Medicare prescription drug bill.

Lawmakers call for Bush autism conference

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Lawmakers, researchers and parents Wednesday called on President Bush to convene a conference of health experts to tackle ballooning autism rates among American
MARK BENJAMIN

UPI Investigates: The vaccine conflict

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- The screaming started four hours after 8-month-old Chaise Irons received a vaccination against rotavirus, recommended in June 1998 by the Centers for Disease Co
MARK BENJAMIN, Investigations Editor

Rep. wants perjury probe for Wm Bulger

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., is calling for a perjury investigation of University of Massachusetts President William Bulger's testimony before a House committee.

Drug war double standards

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Drug-warring politicians have a long history of adhering to the "do as I say, not as I do" philosophy, particularly when it comes to their children.
PAUL ARMENTANO, A UPI Outside view commentary

Autism, vaccine link considered

CHICAGO, May 5 (UPI) -- An epidemic of autism and other brain problems in American children is linked to vaccines, say doctors, activists and one member of Congress who met in Chicago over the weekend to discuss the disease.
MARK BENJAMIN

Autism, vaccine link considered

CHICAGO, May 5 (UPI) --

Congress may alter vaccine injury program

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Congress will try to alter the federal program that is supposed to compensate people harmed by vaccine side effects by increasing payments and the number of people that would be eligible for compensation.
MARK BENJAMIN

Congress may fix vaccine injury program

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Congress may change a federal program to compensate people injured by vaccines by boosting payments and including more people.

Bill would fine co's blocking cheap drugs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A tri-partisan group of Congressmen attempted to drum up support Thursday for legislation introduced in the House last week to levy fines on drug companies that prohibit their products from being shipped by Canadian pharmacies to Americans.
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 27

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UPI''s Capital Comment for Jan. 15, 2003

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UPI's Capital Comment for January 14, 2003

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UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 9

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WAP2001030199 - 01 MARCH 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform Dan Burton (R-IN) listens to testimony during a hearing about the Marc Rich pardon March 1, 2001, on Capitol Hill in Washington. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Danny "Dan" Lee Burton (born June 21, 1938) is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district, and previously the 6th district, serving since 1983. He is a member of the Republican Party.

The district includes most of the northern suburbs of Indianapolis as well as the southern fringe of the Fort Wayne area: Tipton, Grant, Miami, Wabash, Huntington, Hamilton, and Hancock counties, and parts of Marion, Shelby, Howard and Johnson counties.

Burton was born in Indianapolis, the son of Charles and Bonnie (née Hardesty) Burton. His father, a former policeman was abusive to his mother and never held a job for very long. The family moved constantly, living in trailer parks, cabins, and motels. In June 1950, some years after the couple divorced, his mother went to the police and got a restraining order against his father. He responded by kidnapping Burton's mother. Burton and his younger brother and sister were briefly sent to the Marion County Children's Guardian Home. After his mother escaped, Burton's father went to jail for two years. Burton's mother remarried, and Burton and his younger brother and sister had happier teenage years.

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