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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Tuesday, August 11

Opioids: Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders Write Letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Requesting Information on COVID-19’s Impact on Addiction and Overdose Crisis

Thursday, August 13

Nursing Homes: Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey Request Action from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma to Protect Seniors and People with Disabilities from COVID-19

Friday, August 14

Veterans’ Affairs:   Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Gary Peters Demand Immediate Action Following Reports of Significant Delays in Veterans’ Prescription Medications Through U.S. Postal Service

  • House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chair Mark Takano and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio Write Letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie and United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Addressing Changes

Monday, August 17

Prescription Drugs: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette Announce Plans to Investigate Impacts the U.S. Postal Service’s Changes Have on Safe and Timely Delivery of Prescription Drugs

Wednesday, August 19

Hospital Reporting: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette Write Letter to Government Accountability Office Comptroller General Gene Dodaro to Review HHS’s New Hospital Capacity Reporting Requirements

Thursday, August 20

Drug Manufacturing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Statement on Trump’s Executive Order on Domestic Drug Manufacturing


REGULATORY UPDATE

Tuesday, August 11

CMS: Trump Administration Announces Initiative to Transform Rural Health

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Defense Announce Agreement with Moderna, Inc. to Manufacture and Deliver 100 Million Doses of Company’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Monday, August 17

NIH: National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research Appoints Teresa Cruz as New Director

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Reports Progress on President Trump’s Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative

Tuesday, August 18

NIH: National Institutes of Health Study Suggests Opioid Use Linked to Pregnancy Loss and Lower Chance of Conception

CMS: Trump Administration Issues Joint Informational Bulletin Intended to Improve Health and Housing Outcomes for Older Adults and People with a Disability in Rural America


UPCOMING EVENTS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (the Panel) for 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Virtual Meeting

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Remarks and Discussion with the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Virtual Meeting

 

National Institutes of Health

National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse

Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:45 – 4:40 PM

Virtual Meeting

 

Food and Drug Administration

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

Friday, October 2, 2020, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Teleconference

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee

Friday, October 30, 2020 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Webinar via Zoom