Eye on Washington

April 1, 2006

FDA's mandated Accutane registry–off and running • A refreshed Patriot Act chills the sale of many cold remedies • Combo vaccine appears to raise coverage rate in children • For immigrants, this American life is, in a word,

FDA's mandated Accutane registry–off and running • A refreshed Patriot Act chills the sale of many cold remedies • Combo vaccine appears to raise coverage rate in children • For immigrants, this American life is, in a word, insalubre

April in Washington opens with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, as eager tourists converge on the Capital's Tidal Basin to view that marvelous spectacle. Regrettably for most congressional and executive branch personnel, they miss the show-being so occupied with the mundane but essential work of maintaining the national health and welfare.