WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

ONDCP: The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Releases Report on President’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis  

Healthcare: President Trump Remarks on Ending Surprise Medical Billing


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, May 6

NIH: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) Statement on NIH Taking Red Flags in Clinical Trials More Seriously

Wednesday, May 8

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) Statement on Increasing Drug Pricing Transparency

  • Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Issue  Statement on HHS Rule to Require Disclosure of Prescription Drug Prices in TV Ads

Opioids: Chairman of House Committee on Oversight and Reform Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Introduce Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, May 9

Veterans’ Affairs: House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey’s (D-NY) Statement on the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Bill for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs

Opioids: House Committee on Oversight and Reform Holds Second Hearing on Trump Administration’s Response to Drug Crisis  

Drug Pricing: Subcommittee on Health of Committee on Energy and Commerce Holds Hearing on “Lowering Prescription Drug Prices: Deconstructing the Drug Supply Chain”


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, May 6

FDA: FDA Approves New Treatments for Heart Disease Caused by Transthyretin Mediated Amyloidosis

Tuesday, May 7

CMS: CMS Updates Medicaid State Plan Amendment and Waiver Review Process  

Wednesday, May 8

NIH: NIH Announces Study of Emergency Treatment Guidelines to Improve Survival of People with  Severe Head Injury

Thursday, May 9

HHS: Trump Administration Secures Donation of HIV Prevention Drugs for up to 200,000 Individuals Each Year for Next 11 Years   

NIH: NIH Trial To Evaluate Long-Acting HIV Medication, Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), For Patients Unable to Adhere to Strict Daily Regimens


UPCOMING EVENTS

CMS
Meeting: Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
May 15, 2019 9 AM – 5 PM
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

CDC
Meeting: Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
May 16, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Communications Center, Building 19, Auditorium B, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027

NIH
Meeting: National Advisory Council on Aging
May 21, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Building 60, Lecture Hall, One Cloister Court, Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH
Meeting: National Advisory Mental Health Council
May 30, 2019 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center Building (NSC), Conference Rooms C/D/E, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852

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

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

FDA
Meeting: The Future of Insulin Biosimilars: Increasing Access and Facilitating the Efficient Development of Biosimilar and Interchangeable Insulin Products
May 13, 2019 9 AM – 5 PM
FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503B), Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.

CDC
Meeting: CDC/HRSA Adivsory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment
May 14, 2019 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
CDC Corporate Square, Building 8, Conference Room 1-ABC, 8 Corporate Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 and Web conference: 1-877-603-4228, Participant code: 42598858

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