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BETHESDA, Md., Feb 28 – Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said Wednesday that if President George W. Bush remains committed to doubling the NIH budget by 2003 from 1998 levels, he would have to implement a relatively large 18 percent increase next year.

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