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WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

COVID-19: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Renews Public Health Emergency Declaration

Drug Pricing: Trump Administration Announces Executive Orders Aimed at Reducing Drug Prices


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, July 20

Telehealth

  • Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden Releases Proposal to Significantly Expand Availability of Telehealth Services in Medicare
  • House Ways and Means Committee Release Discussion Outlining New Vision for the Future of Telehealth

Tuesday, July 21

Mental Health: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jerry Moran and Ranking Member Jon Tester Introduce Legislation to Reduce Veteran Suicide and Improve Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Care

Coronavirus: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. Remarks at Oversight Hearing on Developing a Safe, Effective and Accessible COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, July 22

Drug Pricing: Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray and Senator John Cornyn Introduce “Second Look at Drug Patents Act” to Improve Prevention of Sham Drug Patents

Public Health: House Passes Package of Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations Bills Prioritizing Safety and Public Health

REGULATORY UPDATE

Wednesday, July 22

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology Announce Winners of $3 Million KidneyX Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 Prize Competition at KidneyX Summit

Thursday, July 23

Kidney Transplants: National Institutes of Health Study Confirms Safety of Kidney Transplants Between Patients with HIV

Opioids: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announces Requirement for Labeling Opioid Pain Medicine Used to Treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Friday, July 24

HIV Prevention: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Celebrates Pivotal Step Toward Expanding HIV Prevention Choices for Women


EVENTS

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

“Improving Access to Care: Legislation to Reauthorize Key Public Health Programs”

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:00 AM

Virtual Hearing

 

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee

“VA Telehealth During and Beyond COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural America”

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:00 PM

Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-G50

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee

“Improving Access to Care: Legislation to Reauthorize Key Public Health Programs”

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:00 AM

Remote via Cisco Webex

 

CMS

Medicare Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests

July 29, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

July 30, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Web and teleconference access — https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/FACA/AdvisoryPanelonClinicalDiagnosticLaboratoryTests.html

 

Senate Finance Committee

Part 2: Protecting the Reliability of the U.S. Medical Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:30 AM

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building