March 26—Erickson Retirement Communities is hosting a “Bipartisan congressional briefing on Electronic Medical Records.” The results of a nationwide poll will be released during the briefing.
March 26—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is having a committee hearing, "Safe and Affordable Biotech Drugs - The Need for a Generic Pathway.” The generics industry has been building a relationship with Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) for years in an effort to speed imitation biologics to market.
March 28—Senate Special Committee on Aging is presenting “Affordable Drug Coverage.” Full committee hearing on affordable drug coverage that works for Wisconsin, focusing on preserving senior care. Chaired by Herb Kohl (D-WI).
March 28—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is sponsoring “Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long-Term Care Open Door Forum.” The Skilled Nursing Facilities / Long-Term Care Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns and issues of both the Medicare SNF, the Medicaid NF, and the long-term care industry.
March 29—The FDA is holding an advisory committee meeting for the Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs Committee at the Doubletree Hotel Rockville, Rockville, MD.
March 29-30—“National Cancer Institute Consumer Policies” is being presented by Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health. Meeting of the National Cancer Institute Director's Consumer Liaison Group, March 29-30. Agenda include: report from John Niederhuber, NCI director; reports on NCI budget; legislative activity; NCI scientific initiatives by NCI staff; reports of DCLG Working Group and member activity; report on NCI listens and learns evaluations; and public comment.