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Advocacy at a Glance

November 20, 2020

Progress on FY 21 Appropriations. Nothing significant since last week. See our status report and analysis (here and here).

Upcoming Alliance Webinars:

  • TODAY! “What Happened in 2020? Insights from DC’s Top Election Handicapper,a special conversation featuring analysis and commentary from nationally-recognized political analyst Charlie Cook (3:00 p.m. ET). To RSVP, please click here and fill out the sign-up form. Our staff will send you call-in information.
  • FDA Regulation and Healthcare Policy in A Post-Trump World,” a special post-election webinar featuring Kate Rawson, a senior editor at Prevision Policy who has more than 20 years of experience covering FDA and its regulated industries (Monday November 23, 2:00 p.m ET). To RSVP for this event, click here and complete the sign-up form. Alliance staff will send you call-in information.
  • “CDRH Priorities,” a webinar with Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. He will be addressing CDRH’s priorities and resource needs. We have asked him to specifically address the Center’s digital health initiative (Thursday December 3, 2:00 p.m. ET). You can sign up for this event by clicking here and filling out the sign-up form. Our staff will send you call-in information.

If you are not a member and would like to participate in these exclusive members and media-only events, please contact Steven Grossman.

Hat Tip to Senator Portman of Ohio. Not only has the Senator enrolled in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, he is backing FDA. As quoted by POLITICO, the Senator said:

My hope is that people will stop criticizing the best scientists in the world who are at the FDA — who by the way are following the science — and instead encourage people to step up and be involved in these trials and to get vaccinated.

Special Thanksgiving Message. This week’s Analysis and Commentary explores how FDA and Thanksgiving are intertwined and why an effective FDA is something for which we should be thankful.

No Friday Update on Thanksgiving Friday, November 27. We will be taking next Friday off. Our next Friday Update will be on December 4.

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