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May 24, 2019 | Daily News

FDA’s drug center would receive an approximate $50 million increase in budget authority over fiscal 2019 levels under the 2020 funding bill passed by the House Appropriations agriculture subcommittee on Thursday (May 23), according to a preliminary analysis by the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

May 23, 2019 | Daily News

The House Appropriations agriculture subcommittee on Thursday (May 23) voted to send a fiscal 2020 funding bill that would give FDA a $184 million increase over its fiscal 2019 levels to the full committee.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

FDA will kick off the start of a conversation with stakeholders on reforming dietary supplement law with a public meeting May 16, agency chief Scott Gottlieb tweeted Tuesday (March 19).

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

FDA will kick off the start of a conversation with stakeholders on reforming dietary supplement law with a public meeting May 16, agency chief Scott Gottlieb tweeted Tuesday (March 19).

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he will testify before Congress in support of FDA’s 2020 budget on April 3, before leaving the agency two days later.

March 18, 2019 | Daily News

CMS’ fiscal 2020 budget includes no funding authority for exchange operations, but does request a legislative proposal that would allow the agency to use exchange “user fees” collected from issuers participating in exchanges that use the federal platform for all exchange-related operations.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar defended President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal to mandate uniform Medicaid work requirements nationwide, telling the House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee on Tuesday (March 12) that individuals who are employed are healthier, a claim rejected by House Democrats.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget includes a wide-ranging collection of Medicare proposals that the administration says would add eight years to the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund, including reducing bad debt and uncompensated care payments to hospitals, moving closer to site-neutral payments among providers and creating a primary care pay bump by cutting reimbursement for other physician services.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The White House’s fiscal 2020 skinny budget released Monday (March 11) increases focus on FDA-related proposals that the administration believes could help lower drug costs by increasing competition.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration is doubling down on some of its most controversial Medicaid policies by proposing in its 2020 budget to impose mandatory work requirements, make it easier for states to eliminate non-emergency medical transportation, and allow higher copayments when beneficiaries seek non-emergency care at the emergency room.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration’s 2020 budget includes more than two dozen recommendations for lowering prescription drug prices, including new ideas to punish drug makers for pay-for-delay settlements and to prohibit companies from using authorized generics to game Medicaid rebates.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget, released Monday (March 11), would cut $1.5 trillion from Medicaid over the next decade by proposing mandatory work requirements nationwide, repealing Medicaid expansion and proposing block grants or per-capita caps for states.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

FDA experts applauded President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request, which includes large increases for FDA, including a net $362 million boost for the agency’s taxpayer-paid budget authority, a $120 million increase for its user fee programs and $161 for new user fee programs.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget again calls for giving the Health Resources and Services Administration more authority over the 340B program, creating a user-fee program and tying Medicare reimbursement for 340B drugs to hospitals’ uncompensated care percentages.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The White House’s proposed 2020 fiscal year includes a proposal to end no-cost subsidized exchange plans, requiring every individual on the federal exchanges to contribute to their health coverage, and also a proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act modeled after the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill that would turn over much of health care to the states.

March 05, 2019 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar will testify about drug prices Tuesday (March 12) at a House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee hearing on the president’s 2020 budget, which the administration will unveil Monday, according to an E&C release.

February 25, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas on Monday (Feb. 25) promoted the agency’s food safety goals and programs in a statement that one food safety advocate believes is largely aspirational, as the agency does not have additional resources to help staff its foreign offices and conduct more import inspections.

February 14, 2019 | Daily News

FDA stakeholders are applauding the $269 million increase in FDA funding included in a government spending package to be voted on Thursday (Feb. 14) to avert another shutdown.

February 14, 2019 | Daily News

FDA stakeholders are applauding the $269 million increase in FDA funding included in a government spending package passed by Congress Thursday (Feb. 14) to avert another shutdown.

February 06, 2019 | Daily News

Despite warnings from the medical device industry that FDA would be slammed by a backlog of medical product applications that piled up during the shutdown, a former FDA advisory told Inside Health Policy the agency’s user fee-funded activities should return to normal operations and workload shortly.

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