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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


Monday, July 20


  • 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


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


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



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

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