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Advocacy at a Glance

May 16, 2021

Top Line: Hill Day with Senate staff on May 25 and 26, with Alliance members invited to participate. The President’s detailed budget now expected to be released on May 27, with public witness statements due in the Senate on May 28 and the House on June 1. Alliance webinars with CDER Director Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni on May 25, and FDA’s food and animal health leadership on June 8. Alliance members are encouraged to submit testimony to the Appropriations Committees in support of robust funding for FDA. … READ MORE …

FDA Priorities for FY 22

May 8, 2021

During Dr. Woodcock’s presentation to the Alliance on April 14, she discussed priorities: … READ MORE …

Advocacy at a Glance

May 8, 2021

Top-Line: Hill Days focusing on Senate staff on May 25 and 26. Alliance webinars upcoming with CDER Director Cavazzoni and FDA’s food and animal health leadership. AI is expected to supplant telehealth as the top health investment priority. FDA’s technology and data modernization needs present a challenge and opportunity. … READ MORE …

Key Take-Aways from Hill Day (Part One)

May 2, 2021

Our House meetings this week served as a reminder that — despite the long hours and often low pay — the Hill is still a place that attracts smart and inquisitive staff. Here are some of the questions we were asked, along with the answers. … READ MORE …

Advocacy at a Glance

May 2, 2021

Top-Line: The Alliance offers its perspective on the unique FY 22 budget. Hill Day Part One with House staff yields encouraging reactions. Hill Day Part Two is coming, and Alliance members are needed for that effort. The Alliance webinar with CDER Director Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni is coming on May 25, and will be followed by a virtual presentation with Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas, CFSAN Director Susan Mayne, and CVM Director Steven Solomon on June 8. … READ MORE …

Advocacy at a Glance

April 23, 2021

Top-Line: Alliance Hill Day Meetings on April 28-29, with Alliance member participation urgently requested. More on Acting FDA Commissioner Woodcock’s meeting with the Alliance. HHS Secretary Becerra testifies before House Appropriations. Eric Lander as Director of OSTP confirmation hearing scheduled. … READ MORE …

Alliance “Hill Day”: April 28 and 29

April 23, 2021

When the Alliance and its members participate in a “virtual Hill day” on April 28 and 29, the following is the hand-out we will be using. It makes the case for a large investment in FDA in FY 22 but defers making a specific “ask” until the President’s Budget Request is submitted to Congress. … READ MORE …

Highlights from the Past Week

April 16, 2021

Q: What were some of the highlights from Dr. Woodcock’s remarks to the Alliance? … READ MORE …