Wednesday, May 15, 2019
NIH concerns slammed the brakes on a bill May 15 seeking more transparency about people serving on federal advisory boards. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee agreed to postpone voting on the Federal Advisory Committee...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The US National Institutes of Health opposes a bill wending its way through Congress aimed at making government advisory committees more transparent, Science reports . At hand, it says, is the 1972 Federal Advisory Committee Act, which sets rules...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
In an impressive two-hour interview with Joe Rogan, AMA member Peter Hotez, MD, PhD , displayed just how essential it is for physicians to be heard on podcasts. He also laid out the importance of addressing vaccines to the podcast generation during...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The House Appropriations Committee today passed the FY20 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education legislation. The measure is a positive step forward in ensuring cutting-edge medical and public health research will continue and be further...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
It is terrific news that Leader McConnell is engaging Speaker Pelosi and President Trump in a collaborative process to address outdated and out of touch budget caps. So much is at stake: our nation’s defense and the people, values and strengths that...
Monday, March 11, 2019
The President’s 2020 budget proposal attempts to build on decades of hard-fought victories in the U.S. against childhood cancer and the transmission of HIV. It also includes an increase for FDA, an agency with critical responsibilities for our...
Friday, March 1, 2019
By Jeannie Baumann The Trump administration could undermine its own push toward a health-care system that pays for value, not treatment, as it seeks to diminish the role of an agency that evaluates patient care. Previous budget proposals released...
Monday, February 25, 2019
NESTcc is pleased to announce that on February 12, 2019, the MDIC Board of Directors confirmed Jennifer Luray, MPA as the newest member of NESTcc’s Governing Committee.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Research!America welcomes the news that a bill has been signed into law that completes the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget process and updates the resources available to such pivotal federal agencies as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the...
Friday, February 8, 2019
US President Donald J. Trump nodded to science and women in his second State of the Union speech on Feb. 5 and provided a glimpse of his administration’s priorities related to energy, trade, and health care. However, he gave scarce details of how...

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