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FDA in Line for Major Budget Increase in Federal Budget Deal

FDA in Line for Major Budget Increase in Federal Budget Deal

July 29, 2019 — Last week’s agreement on parameters for the 2020 fiscal year federal budget is good news for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The greatest advantage of the deal for the White House, the Democratic leadership of the House, and the Republican leadership in the Senate, of course, is that it would […]

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DeLauro's House Bill to Restrict DTC Advertising Likely Would Violate First Amendment

Feb. 18, 2016 – A bill introduced in the House last week by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) — the Responsibility in Drug Advertising Act of 2016 (H.R. 4565) – would prohibit direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising for the first three years following a drug’s approval and allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to waive […]

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House Members Speak Out Against Inclusion of Textbooks, Reprints in Sunshine Act Reporting

Nov. 26, 2013 – On Nov. 22, 23 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to voice their disagreement with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) decision to include textbooks and scientifically peer-reviewed medical journals as “transfers of value” reportable under […]

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