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Congress

House Energy and Commerce Committee Wholeheartedly Approves 21st Century Cures Act

May 21, 2015 – In a unanimous (51-0) vote today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes three closely followed provisions on off-label communication and Sunshine reporting. The bill, which stretches over 300 pages, also includes a broad array of amendments related to the National Institute of Health […]

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Doctor Tells Congress That Communication Is Hampered by FDA, CMS Practices

July 28, 2014 – FDA and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policies are barriers to ongoing evidence development and communication, Dr. Gregory Schimizzi told the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health July 22 at a hearing to explore “21st Century Cures.” Schimizzi, a member of the board of directors and past […]

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Medicare Doctor Payment Fix Legislation Is Best Vehicle for Sunshine Act Amendments

Feb. 10, 2014 – New legislation put forth last week by Committee leaders in both the House and Senate proposes a change to the Medicare physician payment system and could be a solid vehicle to which the publishing community can attach amendments to the Sunshine Act provisions. Specifically, industry is calling for medical textbooks and peer-reviewed […]

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Regulatory/FDA

Updated: Reflections on Changes Inside-the-Beltway & at FDA

Updated: Reflections on Changes Inside-the-Beltway & at FDA

January 5, by John Kamp — “The times are a changing” at FDA as Republicans take over the House and the Democrats maintain a fragile majority in the Senate. Such divisions bring much noise, especially in the two years before a Presidential election, but few bipartisan agreements in the form of legislation. The announcement by […]

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