WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

Friday, March 13

Coronavirus: President Donald Trump Issues Travel Restrictions on Travel from 26 European Countries


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, March 9

Health Legislation: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo Hold Mark Up of 13 Health Bills

Veteran Benefits: Sens. Jon Tester and Mike Crapo Introduce Legislation to Provide Disabled Veterans with Disability Compensation and Retired Pay

Tuesday, March 10

Coronavirus: House Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders Request FDA Briefing on Coronavirus’ Impact on Drug and Medical Supplies Availability

  • House Ways and Means Committee Leaders Seek Additional Information from HHS Regarding Whistleblower Allegation

Wednesday, March 11

Stimulus Package: House Democrats Introduce Families First Coronavirus Response Act Addressing Americans’ Personal Safety and Financial Security

Drug Development: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray and Sen. Elizabeth Warren Urge NIH and FDA to be Inclusive of Pregnant People and Underrepresented Populations as Development of COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics Underway

Thursday, March 12

Veteran Benefits: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Holds Full Committee Markup Passing 17 Bills, Including Increased Compensation for Veterans with Service-related Disabilities

Coronavirus: House Committee on Oversight and Reform Hearing Finds Trump Administration Far Behind on Testing for Coronavirus

Medical Supplies: Sens. Dick Durbin and Lamar Alexander Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address U.S. Dependence on Foreign-Made Medical Equipment and Boost Domestic Production and Supply

Veteran Benefits: Sen. Jon Tester Leads Bill Requiring VA to Provide Benefits for Veterans Suffering From Four Diseases Associated With Agent Orange Exposure

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sens. Susan Collins, Bill Cassidy and Steve Daines Push for Prescription Drug Reform, Highlighting Benefits during Epidemics


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, March 9

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Directs Hospital Emergency Departments to Screen All Patients for Coronavirus

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues Actionable Guidance to Healthcare Providers amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

FDA: Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission Issue Warnings to Companies Selling Fraudulent COVID-19 Products

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Release New Rules Governing Patient Access to Health Data

Tuesday, March 10

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Warns Retailers and Manufacturers to Remove Unauthorized E-Cigarette Products from the Market

Friday, March 13

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues Blanket Waivers for Health Care Practitioners, Facilities and State Agencies to Combat Coronavirus

HHS: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Designates Admiral Brett Giroir to Coordinate COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Efforts

HHS: Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Funds Development of COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Gives Flexibility to New York State Department of Health and Issues Emergency Use Authorization Diagnostic


UPCOMING EVENTS

VA

Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation

March 30, 2020 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

March 31, 2020 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Conference Room 542

1800 G Street NW

Washington, DC 20006

 

HRSA

Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation

April 7, 2020 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Room 5A03

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, Maryland 20857

 

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

 

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