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Washington Focus

Biden’s 2023 Budget: Big Increases for FDA, CDC, Pandemic Preparedness

Biden’s 2023 Budget: Big Increases for FDA, CDC, Pandemic Preparedness

April 4, 2022 – The fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget proposed by President Joe Biden last week emphasizes fiscal restraint more than new, big spending programs, but it does ask for increased funding for pandemic preparedness, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and projects such as the Cancer Moonshot and the Advanced Research Projects Agency […]

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Rawson: Biden Health Policy Priorities Include COVID, ARPA-H, Moonshot

Rawson: Biden Health Policy Priorities Include COVID, ARPA-H, Moonshot

Feb. 21, 2022 – During President Joe Biden’s first year in office, his administration’s health policy team has faltered, made missteps and miscalculations on COVID-19 decisions and communication, and took more than a year to secure a permanent Food and Drug Administration Commissioner (Robert Califf, M.D., was confirmed to take the helm on Feb. 15). […]

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General

HHS: Pharmacists Can Administer COVID-19 Antivirals

HHS: Pharmacists Can Administer COVID-19 Antivirals

Nov. 29, 2021 –With little fanfare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently moved to allow licensed pharmacists to dispense Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized COVID-19 therapeutics directly to patients, without a physician prescription. This step, taken by publishing an amendment to a declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, […]

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Washington Focus

Senate Delay in Confirming HHS Secretary Could Stall Biden’s Healthcare Plans

Senate Delay in Confirming HHS Secretary Could Stall Biden’s Healthcare Plans

Jan. 25, 2021 – As of Jan. 25, and five days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, the Senate has not yet scheduled confirmation hearings for Xavier Becerra, Biden’s nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Any delay in his confirmation will cause a leadership gap at a critical […]

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Data Privacy

California Seeks to Expand Data Privacy Protections

California Seeks to Expand Data Privacy Protections

Oct. 19, 2020 – Last week the California Department of Justice released a third set of proposed modifications to the regulations regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) that went into effect on Aug. 14, largely aimed at making sure that consumers are able to easily opt out of allowing their personal data […]

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Data Privacy

Despite Late Changes and COVID-19, CCPA Enforcement Date Remains July 1

Despite Late Changes and COVID-19, CCPA Enforcement Date Remains July 1

April 20, 2020 – With additional changes to the regulations still in administrative review and businesses grappling with pressing COVID-19 issues, a group of nearly 100 advertising trade associations, organizations and companies asked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) to delay the July 1 enforcement date for the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). But it […]

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