WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

Thursday, April 2

Coronavirus: President Orders Increased Production of Ventilators through the Defense Production Act

Friday, April 3

Coronavirus: President Restricts Exportation of Health and Medical Resources, Including Personal Protective Equipment, through the Defense Production Act


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, March 30

Coronavirus: House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Carolyn Maloney Statement on Appointment of New Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Chair

Tuesday, March 31

Coronavirus Relief: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Demands Aggressive Oversight of Programs Administering Trillions in Pandemic Aid

Veterans’ Affairs: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jerry Moran and Ranking Member Jon Tester Press VA to Waive Deadlines for Veterans Applying for Benefits During National Emergency

Wednesday, April 1

Coronavirus: Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Susan Collins and Senators Urge FTC to Protect Seniors from Coronavirus Scams

Health Insurance: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray and Democratic Leaders Condemn Trump Refusal to Reopen Affordable Care Act Enrollment amid COVID-19 pandemic

Medical Resources: House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Carolyn Maloney and Committee Member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Urge FDA to Allow Gay and Bisexual Men to Donate Blood as Coronavirus Threatens Nation’s Supply

  • House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal Seeks Answers from Trump Administration Amid Shortages of Personal Protective Equipment

E-Cigarettes: House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi Demands FDA Clear Market of E-Cigarettes amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, April 2

Veteran Affairs: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jerry Moran and Ranking Member Jon Tester Press VA to Ensure All Veterans Receive CARES Act Relief Money

Social Security: Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Susan Collins Announces Social Security Beneficiaries Will Receive Coronavirus Stimulus Rebate Checks Automatically

Drug Pricing: House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Carolyn Maloney Calls on Drug Companies Not to Increase Prices on Coronavirus Treatments

Medical Supplies: House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Carolyn Maloney Statement on FEMA Shortage of Medical Supplies

Friday, April 3

Coronavirus: Senate Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Bob Casey and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden Request List of Nursing Facilities with Cases of COVID-19


REGULATORY UPDATE

Sunday, March 29

HHS: Health and Human Services Accepts Donations of Medicine to Strategic National Stockpile as Possible Treatments for COVID-19 Patients

Monday, March 30

HHS: Health & Human Services Accelerates Clinical Trials, Prepares for Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Issues Revised Emergency Use Authorization Allowing Mask Sterilization Procedure for N95 Respirators during Coronavirus Pandemic

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge

Tuesday, March 31

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Develops Program to Accelerate Development of Novel Therapies for COVID-19

HHS: Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health and U.S. Surgeon General Provide Guidance for Optimizing Ventilator Use during Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, April 1

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Issues Guidance for Manufacturers to Notify FDA of Changes in Production of Drugs and Biological Products to Help Mitigate Shortages

Thursday, April 2

HHS: Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Announces Enforcement Discretion to Allow Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information by Business Associates for Public Health and Health Oversight during Coronavirus Pandemic

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Issues Guidance to Address the Urgent Need for Blood during Coronavirus Pandemic

HHS: Health and Human Services and Department of Justice Distribute Over Half a Million Medical Supplies Confiscated From Price Gougers

Friday, April

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Coordinates National Effort to Develop Blood-Derived Therapies for COVID-19

HHS: Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Statement on New CDC Face Covering Guidance

  • Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Statement on New Defense Production Act Orders

UPCOMING EVENTS

FDA

Scientific and Ethical Considerations for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

April 16, 2020 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

National Press Club Main Ballroom

529 14th St. NW

Washington, DC 20045

 

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

 

HHS/ CDC

Opioid Addiction Prevention and Pain Management

April 30, 2020 12:30 PM

Web Conference

Dial-in at 800-369-3110; Participant Code, 7563795

 

NIH

National Cancer Institute Program and Legislative Updates

May 11, 2020 9:30 AM

Building 40, Room 1201/1203

40 Convent Drive

Bethesda, MD 20814

 

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

 

CDC

Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women

May 13, 2020 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Web conference access — https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/rwa641n3jrry/

Teleconference access — 1-888-606-5944, passcode: 8340472

 

NIH

National Institute of Mental Health Programs Review

May 19, 2020 9:00 AM

Neuroscience Center, Conference Rooms C/D/E

6001 Executive Boulevard

Rockville, MD 20852

 

NIH

National Institute on Aging Programs Review

May 27, 2020 8:00 AM

Natcher Building, Conference Rooms E1 & E2

45 Center Drive

Bethesda, MD 20894

 

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

 

HHS

Physician Payment Models

June 22, 2020 9:00 AM

200 Independence Ave SW, Great Hall

Washington, DC 20515