WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

Medicare: Press Secretary’s Statement on “Medicare for All”


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, April 8

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden Says Big Pharma Will Not Commit to Lowering Prices

  • Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden’s Statement from Hearing on Drug Prices and PBMs

Tuesday, April 9

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Fixing the Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs

  • Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Discusses PBMs on CNBC Before Hearing
  • Senator Grassley’s Statement from the Prescription Drug Pricing Hearing on Tuesday, April 9

Wednesday, April 10

Medicare: Democrats to Release Plans for a Single-Payer Health Insurance System

  • Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Discusses Health Care from the Senate Floor

Medicaid: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Ron Wyden Ask HHS OIG for Information Regarding “Spread Pricing” in Medicaid

Thursday, April 11

Veterans’ Affairs: Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Johnny Isakson on Implementing the VA Mission Act


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, April 8

HIV: FDA Approves Complete Regimen for HIV-Infected Patients

Tuesday, April 9

Opioids: Deputy Center Director for Regulatory Programs Douglas Throckmorton, M.D. Statement on New Opioid Analgesic Labeling Changes

NIH: NIH Researchers Make Progress Toward Herpes Virus Vaccine

CMS: CMS Proposes Expanding Coverage of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Wednesday, April 10

CMS: CMS Announces Opportunity for Public Comment on CMS’s Intention to Collect Information on “Notice of Denial of Medical Coverage”

FDA: FDA Warns Public Not to Use Unapproved Medical Devices that Claim to Help Assess Head Injuries

Opioids: HRSA’s FORHP Will Release a Notice of Funding Opportunity for New Rural Communities Opioid Response Program

HHS: The Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Announces Reorganization to Strengthen Public Health Portfolio

Thursday, April 11

NIH: NIH Study Reveals Ketamine-Induced Brain Reverses Neural Changes Underlying Depression-Related Behaviors in Mice


UPCOMING EVENTS

FDA
Meeting: Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee
April 26, 2019 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Tommy Douglas Conference Center, the Ballroom, 10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20903

FDA
Meeting: Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration
May 2, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The public meeting will be held at the PEW Charitable Trusts, 901 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004

CMS
Meeting: Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
May 15, 2019 9 AM – 5 PM
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

CDC
Meeting: Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
May 16, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Communications Center, Building 19, Auditorium B, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027

NIH
Meeting: National Advisory Council on Aging
May 21, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Building 60, Lecture Hall, One Cloister Court, Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH
Meeting: National Advisory Mental Health Council
May 30, 2019 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center Building (NSC), Conference Rooms C/D/E, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852

NIH
Meeting: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council
June 4, 2019 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Building 35A Convent Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

HRSA
Meeting: Council on Graduate Medical Education
June 5, 2019  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM & June 6 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857

NIH
National Advisory Council on Aging
September 10-11, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center Building (NSC), North Bethesda, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 28052

NIH
Meeting: Center for Scientific Review
September 23, 2019 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH
Meeting: Board of Scientific Counselors, NIDDK
October 10-11, 2019 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Building 10, Solarium Conference Room 9S233, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

FDA
Meeting: The Future of Insulin Biosimilars: Increasing Access and Facilitating the Efficient Development of Biosimilar and Interchangeable Insulin Products
May 13, 2019 9 AM – 5 PM
FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503B), Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.

CDC
Meeting: CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment
May 14, 2019 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
CDC Corporate Square, Building 8, Conference Room 1-ABC, 8 Corporate Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 and Web conference: 1-877-603-4228, Participant code: 42598858

NIH
Meeting: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
June 23-25, 2019 6:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Residence Inn Bethesda, 7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

CMS
Meeting: Medicare Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
June 24, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Main auditorium of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Central Building, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850