Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is an OB-GYN and has been head of the Georgia Department of Public Health since 2011. She succeeds Dr. Tom Frieden, who resigned as CDC director in January at the end of the Obama administration. Fitzgerald was appointed by Dr. Tom Price, who was a congressman from Georgia before he was named … Continue reading Secretary Price Appoints Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as CDC Director
Tom Price was Senate-confirmed as secretary of health and human services on a party-line 52–47 vote on February 10, 2017. He will have responsibility over the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, among a number of other research and public health agencies.
The Committee on Advancing Understanding of the Human Microbiome will hold its third meeting on January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. This committee is charged with developing a research strategy to better understand the interactions between environmental chemicals and the human microbiomes and the implications of those interactions on human health risk.
21st Century Cures Act PASSES Senate 94-5 . More than $192 million in lobbying expenses have been spent on the 21st Century Cures Act and other legislative priorities by 58 pharmaceutical companies, 24 device companies and 26 biotech companies, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of lobbying data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
All eyes are on the 21st Century Cures Act this week, a bipartisan bill that would reform the current standards and appropriations for biomedical research, provide $1.75 billion annually for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and $110 million for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This bill is one of the most-lobbied health care bills in recent history, with nearly three lobbyists working for its passage or defeat for every lawmaker on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a moderate Republican and science advocate is currently slated to run the House Appropriations Committee. The committee controls the purse strings for federal programs in science, health and other areas.
From climate monitoring, to diabetes, maternal care, water quality, coral reefs, and HeLa Cells- 7 House Committee Bills to Follow Today