LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Tuesday, September 3

Health Care: House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing on Bills to Address Rising Maternal Mortality Rates

Wednesday, September 4

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Steve Daines Publish Op-Ed on Prescription Drug “Sticker Shock”

Thursday, September 5

Mental Health: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Calls for HHS to Adopt Recommendations to Improve Accountability of Grants Awarded Through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Veterans’ Affairs: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester Leads Call on VA to Expand List of Medical Conditions for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange


REGULATORY UPDATE

Tuesday, September 3

HHS: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Awards the Sequoia Project a Cooperative Agreement for the Trusted Exchange Framework

  • HHS Issues Draft Guideline for Prevention and Control of Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patients

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Warns Company for Selling Unapproved Umbilical Cord Blood and Umbilical Cord Products That May Put Patients at Risk

Wednesday, September 4

HHS: CDC Releases Overdose Data to Action Funding

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Provides $301 Million in New Overdose Data to Action Funds to States and Jurisdictions

Opioids: Trump Administration Announces $1.8 Billion in Funding to States to Continue Combating Opioid Crisis

  • State Opioid Response Grants by State
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Directs $932 Million to Nation’s Communities Through the Continuation of its State Opioid Response Grant Funding

NIH: Cincinnati Children’s Scientists Develop Potential Strategy Against Leukemia Drug Resistance

Friday, September 6

HHS: Comment Request for Information on 340B Drug Pricing Program Reporting Requirements


UPCOMING EVENTS

Senate Appropriations Committee

Markup: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

September 10, 2019 11:30 AM

124 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20002

Committee on Energy and Commerce

Hearing: Improving Maternal Health: Legislation to Advance Prevention Efforts and Access to Care

September 10, 2019 10:00AM

2322 Rayburn House Office Building Room 2322, Washington, D.C. 20515

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: 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

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Hearing: Draft bill, to Establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs the Office of Women’s Health

September 11, 2019 10:00 AM

210 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20004

NIH

Seminar: NF-kB Mediated Autoinflammatory Diseases with Immune Dysregulation: From Bench to Bedside

September 17, 2019 12:00PM -1:00PM

10 Center Drive, Bethesda, M.D. 20892

NIH

Lecture: Recent Innovations in Kidney Research

September 18, 2019 1:30PM – 2:30PM

10 Center Drive Building 10, Bethesda, M.D. 20892

NIH

Grand Rounds: 1) Monocyte and Macrophage Dynamics During Chronic Inflammation and 2) Monocytes and Interferons as a Therapeutic Strategy for Ovarian Cancer

September 18, 2019 12:00PM – 1:00PM

10 Center Drive Building 10, Bethesda, M.D. 20892

NIH

Workshop: HIV-associated Comorbidities, Co-infections, and Complications Workshop

September 19, 2019 9:00AM – 5:00PM

September 20, 2019 8:45AM – 3:00PM

45 Center Drive Building 45, Bethesda, M.D. 20892

HHS

PCSFN 2019 Annual Council Meeting

September 19, 2019 1:00PM – 4:30PM

Hubert H. Humphrey Building, The Great Hall, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20201

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

MEDPAC

Public Meeting

October 3-4, 2019

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

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