WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

Wednesday, March 18

Coronavirus: President Signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to Support Americans’ Safety and Financial Security amid Coronavirus Crisis


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Tuesday, March 17

Coronavirus: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, and Subcommittee Leadership Urge Federal Trade Commission to Protect Americans From Price Gouging During COVID-19 Health Crisis

Wednesday, March 18

Veterans Health: House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano and Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe Press VA For Insight into Coronavirus Response

Thursday, March 19

Women’s Health: Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray Condemn Approval of Texas Medicaid Waiver that Limits Women’s Choice of Health Care Provider

COVID Testing: HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray Requests Investigation into Testing Delays for Novel Coronavirus

  • House Oversight Committee Seeks Administration’s Plan for Coronavirus Testing Amid Widespread Rationing

Coronavirus: HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Statements on Health Care Provisions of Third COVID-19 Bill

  • House Ways and Means Leaders Urge Social Security Administration to Safeguard Health and Minimize Disruptions amid Coronavirus Crisis

REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, March 16

NIH: National Institutes of Health Begins Clinical Trial of Investigational Vaccine for COVID-19

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Issues Diagnostic Emergency Use Authorization to Hologic and LabCorp

  • Food and Drug Administration Updates Policy to Help Expedite Availability of Test Diagnostics

Tuesday, March 17

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announces Expanded Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries during COVID-19 Outbreak

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues Guidance to Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Organizations
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Approves First State Request for 1135 Medicaid Waiver in Florida

Wednesday, March 18

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Releases Recommendations on Adult Elective Surgeries, Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures during COVID-19 Response

HHS: Health and Human Services Announces Public-Private Partnership to Develop U.S.-Based, High-Speed Emergency Drug Packaging Solutions

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Issues Guidance for Conducting Clinical Trials during Coronavirus Outbreak

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Releases New Data Showing Significant Changes in Opioid Overdose Deaths

Thursday, March 19

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Continues to Facilitate Development of Treatments, Including Use of Chloroquine in Treatment of COVID-19

  • Food and Drug Administration Encourages Healthy Individuals to Donate Blood, Highlighting Nation’s Depleting Supply

Friday, March 20

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Allows Expanded Use of Devices to Monitor Patients’ Vital Signs Remotely

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Provides Guidance on Production of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer to Help Boost Supply and Protect Public Health


UPCOMING EVENTS

VA

Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation

March 30, 2020 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

March 31, 2020 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Conference Room 542

1800 G Street NW

Washington, DC 20006

 

HRSA/ HHS

Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation

April 7, 2020 8:00 AM

Webinar and conference call

https://www.organdonor.gov/​about-dot/​acot/​meetings.html

 

FDA

Scientific and Ethical Considerations for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

April 16, 2020 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

National Press Club Main Ballroom

529 14th St. NW

Washington, DC 20045

 

FDA

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

April 23, 2020 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

April 24, 2020 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

10903 New Hampshire Ave., Building 31

Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503)

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

 

HHS/ CDC

Opioid Addiction Prevention and Pain Management

April 30, 2020 12:30 PM

Web Conference

Dial-in at 800-369-3110; Participant Code, 7563795

 

NIH

National Cancer Institute Program and Legislative Updates

May 11, 2020 9:30 AM

Building 40, Room 1201/1203

40 Convent Drive

Bethesda, MD 20814

 

NIH

National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council

May 12, 2020 8:30 AM — 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Porter Neuroscience Research Center

Building 35A, Conference Room 610-640

35 Convent Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892

 

CDC

Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women

May 13, 2020 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Web conference access — https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/rwa641n3jrry/

Teleconference access — 1-888-606-5944, passcode: 8340472

 

NIH

National Institute on Aging Programs Review

May 27, 2020 8:00 AM

Natcher Building, Conference Rooms E1 & E2

45 Center Drive

Bethesda, MD 20894

 

NIH

NIH Deafness Disorder and Communication Programs Review

May 29, 2020 10:00 AM

Porter Neuroscience Research Center

35 Convent Drive, Building 35A, Room 620

Bethesda, MD 20892