Secretary Price Appoints Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as CDC Director

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

H.R. 34: 21st Century Cures Act

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.