Big week for pharmacy-related issues in Congress

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — There is “something brewing in Congress” these days, NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson wrote in a July 16 newsletter to NACDS chain members. Anderson drew members’ attention to two key Congressional hearings slated for Thursday, July 17, related to critical healthcare issues: a House of Representatives Science, Space & Technology subcommittee hearing on Innovative Medical Achievements, and a joint hearing of subcommittees of the House Energy & Commerce Committee on Technological Advancements in Health Care.

“These hearings follow two hearings last week in the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health — both related to the 21st Century Cures Initiative. NACDS expressed enthusiasm for that initiative — led by House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) — which seeks to advance research that will lead to advanced cures for complex diseases,” Anderson said.

“It is becoming more and more clear that Congress is intrigued with the possibilities that innovation presents for healthcare delivery and patient health,” Anderson said.

For Anderson’s complete comments, click here.


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