July 9, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: We urge you to act expeditiously to resolve this customer confusion and support nationwide wireless number portability for all providers. To read the letter, click here. To read a related press release, click here.
July 8, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: Over the last 25 years in particular, and with greater momentum since the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) has been the leading federal agency responsible for the development of what are known as organized wholesale electricity markets, which are administered by Commission-approved Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System (ISOs).
July 8, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: To date, HHS has not provided any documents of information in response to that request. The committees reiterate the February 3, 2015, request. Please provide the department’s responses to the committees by July 21, 2015. If [HHS/the Department] fails to produce the documents and information, the committees will have no choice but to consider the use of compulsory process to obtain them.
July 7, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: In 2013, FDA adopted labeling changes affecting Extended Release and Long-Acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics, requiring manufacturers to adopt the most restrictive language that can be found in drug labeling, a ‘black box’ warning about their potential for abuse, the risk of fatal overdose, and a warning that maternal use of these products during pregnancy can result in neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.
July 6, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: We are writing to obtain baseline information about enforcement of the federal select agent program (FSAP).
July 1, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: For fiscal year 2014, CMS reported an estimated improper payment rate for the Medicaid program of 6.7 percent, or $17.5 billion. This was an increase over its 2013 estimate of 5.8 percent, or $14.4 billion. Rather than looking to improve its improper payment rate, CMS raised its target rate for the Medicaid program from 5.6 percent to 6.7 percent for 2015.