LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Wednesday, October 16

Veterans’ Health: Bipartisan Leadership Calls for Department of Defense to Address Increasing Suicide Rate Among Members of the National Guard

Affordable Care Act: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Demands Health and Human Services Respond to Oversight Requests of the Administration’s Attempts to Undermine the Affordable Care Act

  • Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal Issues Statement After Federal Judge in Texas Overturns Affordable Care Act Anti-Discrimination Rule

Thursday, October 17

Obituary: Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings Dies at Age 68

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Leaders Author Op-Ed Calling for Congress to Act Now to Lower Drug Prices

Medical Education: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Sends Letter to HHS Requesting Information on Graduate Medical Education Programs Spending

Health Care: E&C Holds Full Committee Markup of H.R. 3 and Accompanying Medicare Bills

  • Education and Labor Committee Marks Up House Democrats’ Drug Pricing Plan, H.R. 3
  • Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing Investigating Lowering Drug Prices, Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs, and Improving Medicare Benefits
    • Chairman Neal Makes Statement at Hearing
  • Representative Frank Pallone Comments on Committee Passage of Lower Drug Costs Now Act and Bills to Strengthen Medicare Coverage

E-Cigarettes: Chairman Pallone Delivers Opening Remarks at Health Subcommittee Hearing on Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic

  • Subcommittee Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi Issues Statement Following Favorable Response to Call for E-Cigarette Companies to Stop Advertising

REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, October 14

CBO: Congressional Budget Office Issues Preliminary Score for Drug Pricing Proposal, Predicting $345 Billion in Savings with Medicare Negotiation

Health Care: New York District Court Blocks Implementation of Administration’s “Public Charge” Rule

Tuesday, October 15

NIH: Injectable Hormone, Tesamorelin, Reverses Signs of Liver Disease in People Living With HIV

HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration Awards Additional Funding for Rural Communities Opioid Response Program —Technical Assistance

Thursday, October 17

CDC: States Update Number of Cases of Lung Injury Associated With Use of E-Cigarette or Vaping Products

HHS: Food and Drug Administration Announces Final Guidance for Industry Entitled “Prescription Drug User Fee Act Waivers, Reductions, and Refunds for Drug and Biological Products”

Friday, October 18

NIH: NIH Funds New “All of Us” Research Program Genome Center to Test Advanced Sequencing Tools

FDA: FDA Alerts Consumers of Voluntary Recall of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder After Testing Finds Asbestos


UPCOMING EVENTS

Legislative Hearings

Veterans Affairs

Federal Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs

October 22, 2019 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

October 23, 2019 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

VA Central Office

810 Vermont Avenue NW Room 630

Washington, DC 20420

E&C

Sabotage: The Trump Administration’s Attack on Health Care

October 23, 2019 10:00 AM

John D. Dingell Room

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

HHS

Treating Substance Misuse in America: Scams, Shortfalls, and Solutions

October 24, 2019 10:30 AM

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

 

Regulatory Meetings

HHS

Health and Human Services Department; National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health

October 23, 2019 9:00 AM

45 Center Drive, Natcher Building, Conference Room E1/E2

Bethesda, MD 20894

HHS

Health and Human Services Department; Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality holds a meeting of the Healthcare Information Technology Research Subcommittee

October 24, 2019 8:00 AM

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Road

Bethesda, MD 20852

MedPAC

Public Meeting

November 7, 2019

November 8, 2019

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004

HHS

Meeting: AIDS Research

November 7, 2019 9:30 AM

NIH 5601 Fishers Lane, Conference Room 1D13

Rockville, MD 20852

NIH

Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council

November 7, 2019 8:30 AM — 4:30 PM

National Institutes of Health

5601 Fishers Lane, Room 1D13

Rockville, MD 20852

HHS

Advancing the Development of Pediatric Therapeutics: Pediatric Clinical Trial Endpoints for Rare Diseases With a Focus on Pediatric Patient Perspectives; Public Workshop

November 12, 2019 8:00 AM — 4:30 PM

FDA White Oak Campus

10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503-A)

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

HHS

Health and Human Services Department; National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Library of Medicine to review research and development programs and prepare reports

November 12, 2019 10:00 AM

National Library of Medicine

8600 Rockville Pike, Building 38, Second Floor, Lindberg Room

Bethesda, MD 20894

HHS

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Full Committee Meeting

November 13, 2019 9:00 AM -5:30 PM

November 14, 2019 8:30 AM -3:00 PM

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Health Statistics

3311 Toledo Road

Hyattsville, MD 20782

HHS

Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment

November 13, 2019 9:30 AM

November 14, 2019 9:30 AM

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20852

CDC

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) Meeting

November 14, 2019, 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

November 15, 2019, 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Communications Center

Building 19, Auditorium B, 1600

Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

CMS

Town Hall Meeting on the FY 2021 Applications for New Medical Services and Technologies Add-On Payments

December 16, 2019 9:00 AM

December 17, 2019 9:00 AM

7500 Security Boulevard

Baltimore, MD 21244-1850