LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Congress in recess for Memorial Day (May 27-31)
Tuesday, May 28

Health Care: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) Announce Hearing Entitled, “Investing in America’s Health Care,” on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Wednesday, May 29

Advocacy: National PKU Alliance Asks Advocates to Contact Members of Congress in Support of Medical Nutrition Equity Act, H.R.  2501

  • Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy Encourages Advocates to Contact Congress to Support Clinical Treatment Act, H.R. 913, Requiring Medicaid to Cover Routine Costs for Clinical Trial Enrollment

REGULATORY UPDATE

Tuesday, May 28

NIH: Scientists Call Attention to Impact of Opioids on Women and Children  

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Finalizes Update and Modernization of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Act

Thursday, May 29

FDA: Commissioner Norman E. Sharpless, MD and Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs Douglas Thockmorton, MD Statement on SUPPORT Act Requiring Fixed-Quantity Packaging for Opioid Pain Medicines

HHS: Pain Management Inter-Agency Task Force Issues Final Report on Best Practices for Pain Treatment  


UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Drugs
Meeting: The Countdown – Fentanyl Analogues & the Expiring Emergency Scheduling Order
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:00 AM
Dirksen Senate Office Building 226

Health Care
Hearing: Your Doctor/Pharmacist/Insurer Will See You Now:  Competitive Implications of Critical Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:30 PM
Dirksen Senate Office Building 226

Health Care
Hearing: Investing in America’s Health Care
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:00 AM
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

HHS
Teleconference: Department of Health and Human Services with National Vaccine Advisory Committee
June 4&5, 2019 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Great Hall, Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201
Meeting Time and Telephone Number Posted on NVAC Website

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

CMS
Meeting: Medicare Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
June 24, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Main auditorium of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Central Building, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850