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2004 News Photos

The photo gallery below provides publication-quality digital images of past events featuring the Secretary and other officials. Click on the individual thumbnail images for larger versions of the photos, which may be downloaded for publication. Photo credit should be given to "U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Julie Gerberding and Aventis Pasteur US President Damian Braga announced the first phase of a plan to allocate influnza vaccine in response to the recently announced loss of half of the natoin's expected flu supply for the 2004-2005 season. The plan calls for CDC to work closely with Aventis to distribute in phase 22.4 million doses of unshipped vaccine to identified areas of need throughout the country. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

10/12/04 — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Julie Gerberding and Aventis Pasteur US President Damian Braga announced the first phase of a plan to allocate influnza vaccine in response to the recently announced loss of half of the natoin's expected flu supply for the 2004-2005 season. The plan calls for CDC to work closely with Aventis to distribute in phase 22.4 million doses of unshipped vaccine to identified areas of need throughout the country. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, CDC Director Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Director Dr. Jesse L. Goodman today respond to the temporary delay in the Fall 2004 release of influenza vaccine by soliciting the public as well as the public health and medical communities to ensure that the remaining supply of vaccine goes to those who truly need it most. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

10/05/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, CDC Director Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Director Dr. Jesse L. Goodman today respond to the temporary delay in the Fall 2004 release of influenza vaccine by soliciting the public as well as the public health and medical communities to ensure that the remaining supply of vaccine goes to those who truly need it most. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Dr. Mark McClellan CMS Administrator answer questions at a press conference announcing new measures to help seniors get the lowest price possible for their medicines by allowing them -- for the first time -- to compare prices for similar drugs used to treat common diseases such as high cholesterol or blood pressure. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

9/30/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today launched an unprecedented public-private outreach effort with hundreds of community organizations all across the nation to help millions of eligible seniors and people with a disability begin saving on their prescription drugs right away. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Dr. Mark McClellan CMS Administrator answer questions at a press conference announcing new measures to help seniors get the lowest price possible for their medicines by allowing them -- for the first time -- to compare prices for similar drugs used to treat common diseases such as high cholesterol or blood pressure. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

9/15/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Dr. Mark McClellan CMS Administrator answer questions at a press conference announcing new measures to help seniors get the lowest price possible for their medicines by allowing them -- for the first time -- to compare prices for similar drugs used to treat common diseases such as high cholesterol or blood pressure. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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Secretary Thompson, Dr. Brian Chituwo, M.D., Zambian Health Minister, WHO Director- General J.W. Lee, M.D., and Ambassador Randall Tobias, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, lead the parade.

6/29/04Photographs and captions chronicling Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and the U.S. Delegation's December 2003 trip through Africa to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. HHS Photo by William Pierce.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Dr. Mark McClellan CMS Administrator answer questions at a press conference announcing a new Medicare demonstration program that will save seniors and persons with disabilities substantial money -- up to 90 percent in some cases -- on the life-enhancing medicines they take for serious diseases, including cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

6/24/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Dr. Mark McClellan CMS Administrator answer questions at a press conference announcing a new Medicare demonstration program that will save seniors and persons with disabilities substantial money -- up to 90 percent in some cases -- on the life-enhancing medicines they take for serious diseases, including cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson applauds Senate passage of the Bioshield bill as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Senators Bill Frist and Judd Gregg look on. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

5/19/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson applauds Senate passage of the Bioshield bill as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Senators Bill Frist and Judd Gregg look on. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson chats with seniors after he announced that seniors and people with disabilities who receive Medicare can now begin to compare and choose the Medicare-approved drug discount card that best fits their needs in providing savings on their prescription medicines. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

5/03/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson chats with seniors after he announced that seniors and people with disabilities who receive Medicare can now begin to compare and choose the Medicare-approved drug discount card that best fits their needs in providing savings on their prescription medicines. HHS photo by Chris Smith.

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At HHS' 2nd National Steps to a HealthierUS Summit in Baltimore Maryland, Secretary Tommy G. Thompson releases The Blueprint, it lists action steps for individuals and families; communities; schools; employers; health insurers; health care providers and professionals; researchers and health professions educators; the media; and state, local and tribal governments. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

4/29/04 — At HHS' 2nd National Steps to a HealthierUS Summit in Baltimore Maryland, Secretary Tommy G. Thompson releases The Blueprint, it lists action steps for individuals and families; communities; schools; employers; health insurers; health care providers and professionals; researchers and health professions educators; the media; and state, local and tribal governments. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson along with (L) DHS Secretary Tom Ridge and DoD Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, announced the presidential directive, Biodefense for the 21st Century. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

4/28/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson along with (L) DHS Secretary Tom Ridge and DoD Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, announced the presidential directive, Biodefense for the 21st Century. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G.Thompson participates in a conversation on the benefits of health care information technology with, from left, Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Marlene Miller, M.D. of John Hopkins Children's Center, President George W. Bush and Dennis Smith of VA Maryland Health Care System at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore, HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

4/27/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G.Thompson participates in a conversation on the benefits of health care information technology with, from left, Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Marlene Miller, M.D. of John Hopkins Children's Center, President George W. Bush and Dennis Smith of VA Maryland Health Care System at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore, HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson with FDA Deputy Commissioner Lester M. Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Timothy J. Muris Federal Trade Commission Chairman, released a new FDA report outlining another element in HHS' comprehensive strategy for combating the epidemic of obesity that threatens the health of millions of Americans with a focus on the message, 'calories count.' HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

3/12/04 — HHHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson with FDA Deputy Commissioner Lester M. Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Timothy J. Muris Federal Trade Commission Chairman, released a new FDA report outlining another element in HHS' comprehensive strategy for combating the epidemic of obesity that threatens the health of millions of Americans with a focus on the message, "calories count." HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today renewed efforts against obesity and overweight, announcing a new national education campaign and a new research strategy. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

3/09/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today renewed efforts against obesity and overweight, announcing a new national education campaign and a new research strategy. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and FDA Commissioner Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., announced that the Food and Drug Administration is issuing a final rule requiring bar codes on the labels of thousands of human drugs and biological products. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

2/25/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and FDA Commissioner Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., announced that the Food and Drug Administration is issuing a final rule requiring bar codes on the labels of thousands of human drugs and biological products. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., released a final report developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that highlights specific steps the agency is taking to keep the U.S. drug supply secure against increasingly sophisticated criminal efforts to introduce counterfeit drugs. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

2/18/04 — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., released a final report developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that highlights specific steps the agency is taking to keep the U.S. drug supply secure against increasingly sophisticated criminal efforts to introduce counterfeit drugs. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Kerry Weems Acting Assistant Secretary for Budget, Technology and Finance present the President's budget for FY 2005.HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

2/2/04 — Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Kerry Weems Acting Assistant Secretary for Budget, Technology and Finance present the President's budget for FY 2005. HHS photo by Chris Smith.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Tom Ridge and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced that President Bush's Fiscal Year 2005 budget request includes a $274 million Bio-Surveillance Program Initiative designed to protect the nation against bioterrorism and to strengthen the public health infrastructure. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

1/29/04 — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Tom Ridge and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced that President Bush's Fiscal Year 2005 budget request includes a $274 million Bio-Surveillance Program Initiative designed to protect the nation against bioterrorism and to strengthen the public health infrastructure. HHS Photo by Chris Smith.

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Last revised: October 14, 2004

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