LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, February 11

Patient Access:  Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Says Administration’s Proposals Will Help Increase Patient Access

Tuesday, February 12 

Opioids: Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Holds Hearing to Better Understand Causes of Pain During Opioid Crisis

Drug Pricing:  Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) and Kevin Brady (R-TX) Statement on Commitment to Lower Drug Prices

Wednesday, February 13

Long-Term Care: Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz Statement on Long-Term Healthcare 

ACA: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) Remarks on “Strengthening Our Health Care System” Hearing

FDA: Energy and Commerce Leaders Send Letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Requesting Briefing on Contaminated Drugs

Thursday, February 14

E&C: Energy and Commerce Leaders Announce Hearing on Measles Outbreak


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, February 11

FDA: FDA Posts 17 Warning Letters and 5 Online Advisory Letters to Foreign Companies Illegally Selling Products Claiming to Treat Alzheimer’s

NIH: Researchers Zero in on Genes Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Tuesday, February 12 

CDC: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Notice of Collection Request

  • Announcement of Requirements and Registration for Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge
  • CDC and HHS Announce Opening for Comment on Transmission of Passenger, Crew, and Flight Information for Public Health Purposes
  • CDC and HHS Seek Information Relating to Surveillance Protocols for NHSN Outpatient Procedure Component

FDA: FDA Announces Opportunity for Public Comment on Safety Labeling Changes

NIH: The OAR, DPCPSI, OD and NIH Invite Feedback on Review of the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities and Guidelines for Determining AIDS Funding

HHS: OCR Resolves Disability Complaint of Individual Who was Denied Heart Transplant List Placement

Wednesday, February 13

FDA: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s Statement on Innovations in Drug Manufacturing

NIH: Study Shows How Sleep Protects Against Heart Disease

  • Data Reveals Increase in Opioid Use Among U.S. Adults

Thursday, February 14

FDA: FDA Authorizes First Interoperable Insulin Pump

NIH: First NIH Clinical Trial Studying Liver Transplants from HIV-Positive Donors to HIV Positive-Recipients

CMS: HHS Launches New Payment Model with New Treatment and Transport Options

Friday, February 15

CMS: Part F of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority is amended to Reflect a Change in Functional Responsibility

NIH and HHS: Notice of Available Licensing of Inventions Owned by Agency of U.S. Government

FDA: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Statement on New Policy to Improve Access and Price Competition

SAMHSA: USDA and HHS Partner to Create Addiction Recovery Housing


UPCOMING EVENTS

NIH
Meeting: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy Study Section
February 21-22, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Dupont Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

NIH
Meeting: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
February 24-26, 6:00 PM -12:00 PM
Residence Inn Bethesda, 7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

SAMSA
Meeting: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting
February 27, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 5N54, Rockville, MD

CDC
Meeting: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
February 27, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM & February 28, 2019 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Tom Harkin Global Communications Center, Building 19, Kent `Oz’ Nelson Auditorium, Atlanta, GA

CDC
Meeting: Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel and Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (ERC)
February 12-13, 2019 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

NIH
Meeting: Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Multi-Disciplinary Working Group
March 4, 2019 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Building 1, Wilson Hall, 1 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

FDA
Meeting: Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee
March 21,2019 8 AM – 5 PM
Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg, Salons A, B, C and D, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD 20877

NIH
Meeting: Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council
March 28, 2019 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
National Institutes of Health, Conference Room 1D13, 5601 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20892

NIH
Meeting: NIH Clinical Center Research Hospital Board
April 12, 2019 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Building 1, Wilson Hall, 1 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH
Meeting: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Mental Health
May 17, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, 1 Center Drive, Building 1, 3rd Floor, Wilson Hall, Bethesda, MD 20892

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: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Mental Health
May 28-29, 2019 9:00 AM – 6:10 PM
National Institutes of Health, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, GE 620/630/640, Building 35A Convent Drive, 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

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