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RNC's McKay leaves chief of staff post

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay resigned Monday amid criticism of an expenditure at a racy nightclub in Los Angeles, the RNC said Monday.

U.S. FDA office in China opens

BEIJING, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened an office in Beijing, its first such overseas presence, Chinese officials said.

FDA opens offices in China

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened three offices in China this week as part of an effort to improve the safety of food imported from the Asian nation.

FDA opening offices in China, India

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening offices in China, India, Europe and Latin America in a bid to improve product safety.
Mail may be best way for anthrax treatment

Mail may be best way for anthrax treatment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said he sees the mail as a quick way to deliver antibiotics in case of an anthrax attack.

Bush proposes controversial abortion rule

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The Bush administration has proposed a new rule intended to allow healthcare workers to refuse to deliver medical services that violate their personal faith.

Dems: GOP playing politics with Medicare

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers say the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is playing politics with Medicare payments to doctors.

Chinese food safety agreement announced

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 18 (UPI) -- Strong progress is being made on food and feed safety standards for imported Chinese food, officials of that nation and the United States announced.

HHS starts new drug, device safety program

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials said a new program to analyze medical records should mean quicker identification of safety issues with drugs and medical devices.

HHS buys ads to promote hospital Web site

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is placing ads in 58 daily U.S. newspapers to alert consumers to its Web site comparing hospitals.

Hospitals can't handle national emergency

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Emergency trauma centers in hospitals in seven major U.S. cities lack the ability to cope with even minor national emergencies, lawmakers said.

Proposal would increase Medicare premiums

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Wealthy Medicare beneficiaries could be in store for higher prescription drug premiums under a White House proposal, a report said Friday.

Report: Leavitt mixed religion, government

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt held meetings aimed at blending his religious beliefs with his state's government, a report based on archival records said.

New food safety bill criticized

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Critics of a new food safety plan by President Bush say it would make it more difficult for U.S. regulators to enforce measures to prevent food contamination.

U.S., China to sign import agreements

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Efforts to ensure Chinese products exported to the United States are safe would get a boost under agreements the two nations are expected to sign soon.
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Michael Okerlund Leavitt (born February 11, 1951 in Cedar City, Utah) is an American politician. He served as the Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2005 to 2009.

Leavitt graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics and business from Southern Utah University and married Jacalyn Smith. They have five children.

Leavitt is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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