WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

Thursday, February 27

Coronavirus: Vice President Mike Pence Announces Ambassador Debbie Birx to Serve as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Tuesday, February 25

Budget: Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi Pushes Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act to Improve Fiscal Transparency and Accountability

Coronavirus: Senate Appropriations Vice Chairman Pat Leahy Statement on Coronavirus Supplemental Request

  • Administration, State, and Local Health Systems Work to Help Protect Americans Against Spread of Coronavirus

Thursday, February 27

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Ron Wyden Advise Optum to Comply with Insulin Probe


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, February 24

NIH: National Institute of Health Effort Helps People With Intellectual Disability Participate in Clinical Studies

Wednesday, February 26

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services Awards $117 Million to Expand Access to HIV Care, Treatment, Medication, and Prevention Services

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Confirms Possible Instance of Community Spread of COVID-19 in U.S.

  • FDA: Food and Drug Administration Takes Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products Amongst Coronavirus Outbreak
  • NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Begins Clinical Trial of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19

Thursday, February 27

HHS: Secretary Alex Azar Appoints Former Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer as Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services


UPCOMING EVENTS

HHS
Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines
March 5-6, 2020
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

MedPAC
Medicare Issues and Policy
March 5-6, 2020
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

CDC
Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
March 5, 2020, 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
March 6, 2020, 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Building 19, Auditorium B
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027

HHS
Strategic Discussion of NCI’s Clinical and Translational Research Programs for Cancer Research
March 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Building 31, Room 11A01, 31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20894

HHS
Physician Payment Models
March 16, 2020 8:00 AM
200 Independence Avenue SW, Great Hall
Washington, DC 20201

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

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

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