EXECUTIVE UPDATE

Thursday, September 19

Executive Order Modernizing Influenza Vaccines in the U.S. to Promote National Security and Public Health


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Wednesday, September 18

Health Care: Lawmakers Deal on Stopgap Spending Bill to Avert a U.S. Government Shutdown on October 1 and Plan Vote on Extend Health Care Programs

  • Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone Secures Enrollee Expansion for the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program in Continuing Resolution
  • Cindy Axne Introduces Legislation Requiring Insurance Companies to Regularly Update Provider Directories to Prevent Patients From Unknowingly Receiving Out-Of-Network Care

Thursday, September 19

Drug Pricing: Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky Delivers Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing Entitled “Protecting Consumers from Pharmaceutical Market Gaming Tactics”

Friday, September 20                      

Drug Pricing: House Speaker Pelosi Releases Drug Pricing Plan with Call for Government to Negotiate the Prices of at Least 25 Medicines


REGULATORY UPDATE

Tuesday, September 17

NIH: Mesh Implants Have Similar Outcomes to Hysterectomy for Vaginal Prolapse Repair

  • NIH: Surgery May Benefit Women With Two Types of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Wednesday, September 18

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards Over $85 Million to Help Health Centers Expand Access to Oral Health Care Through New Infrastructure Enhancements

  • Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Report Examines the Difficulty Medicare Beneficiaries Face in Getting Medications

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Issues Report Concerning Citizen Petitions and Petitions for Stay of Action Subject to Section 505(q) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

Thursday, September 19

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Continues to Take Steps to Fulfill its Commitment to Strengthen and Modernize the 510(k) Medical Device Program by Providing Device-Specific Performance Criteria for the Safety and Performance Based Pathway

Friday, September 20

FDA: Proposed Rule Issued for Premarket Tobacco Product Applications as Part of Commitment to Continuing Strong Oversight of E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products


UPCOMING EVENTS

NIH

Meeting: Center for Scientific Review

September 23, 2019 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, M.D. 20892

Oversight

Hearing: Don’t Vape: Examining the Outbreak of Lung Disease and CDC’s Urgent Warning Not to Use E-Cigarettes

September 24, 2019 10:00 AM

2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

VA

Toxic Exposure: Examining the VA’s Presumptive Disability Decision-Making Process

September 25, 2019 10:00 AM

Russell Senate Office Building SR-418, Washington, D.C. 20515

E&C

Sounding the Alarm: The Public Health Threats of E-Cigarettes

September 25, 2019 10:00 AM

2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Appropriations

Hearing: Investments in Medical Research at Five Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health

September 25, 2019 10:00 AM

2358-C Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

E&C

Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable: Legislation to Negotiate a Better Deal for Americans

September 25, 2019 10:30 AM

322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Education & Labor

Hearing: Making Health Care More Affordable: Lowering Drug Prices and Increasing Transparency

September 26, 2019 2:00 PM

2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

MEDPAC

Public Meeting

October 3-4, 2019

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

E&C

Hearing on Public Health Threat of Gun Violence

October 3, 2019

University of Chicago Medical Center

5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637