A June 30 announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it would assess coverage questions regarding sipuleucel-T, a vaccine against prostate cancer, prompted concerns from 2 senators.
In an August 20 letter to CMS, Sen Arlen Specter (D, Pa) and Sen John Kerry (D, Mass) said they were worried that the agency was questioning coverage of a drug appropriately approved by the Food and Drug Administration (http: //freepdfhosting.com/c71f20a008.pdf).
Mitka M. Coverage Being Questioned?. JAMA. 2010;304(14):1546. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1417