LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Wednesday, February 5

Drug Pricing: Vice President Mike Pence “Endorses” Grassley-Wyden Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act

Veterans Affairs: Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Implementation of VA MISSION Act and Veterans Community Care Program

E-Cigarettes: Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi Releases New Information from JUUL Labs

Thursday, February 6

Coronavirus: Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester Urges Comprehensive Response to Protect Veterans and Department of Veterans Affairs Staff Against Coronavirus

Medicaid: House Democrats Pass Resolution Condemning Administration’s “Healthy Adult Opportunity” Proposal

Friday, February 7

Surprise Billing: Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal and Ranking Member Kevin Brady Release Text of W&M Surprise Medical Billing Proposal

  • House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx Release Text of E&L Surprise Medical Billing Proposal
  • House Energy and Commerce and Senate HELP Committee Leaders Issue Statement on Surprise Billing Legislation

REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, February 3

NIH: Homicide Leading Cause of Pregnancy-Associated Death in Louisiana

NIH: Experimental HIV Vaccine Regimen Ineffective in Preventing HIV

FDA: Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission Support Competitive Market for Biological Products

Tuesday, February 4

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services Collaborates With Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. to Find Coronavirus Cure

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Issues Emergency Use Authorization for the First 2019 Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic

Wednesday, February 5

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Propose Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D

Thursday, February 6

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services Releases Report Highlighting Accomplishments From 2019


UPCOMING EVENTS

HRSA
Meeting of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment
March 5, 2020 3:00 PM—4:00 PM

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

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

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