WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its work on flu preparedness, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services, on the adequacy of the aging stockpile of pre-pandemic vaccines.
The 21st Century Cures effort hit an important milestone last Friday as the year-end spending package that was signed into law included a $2 billion funding boost for NIH and a $133 million increase for FDA – levels near what the bipartisan
WASHINGTON, DC – Following years of uncertainty surrounding the causes, effects, and treatments for concussions, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the committee will commence a broad review of these injuries and their implications in the New Year. The review will be conducted by the Oversight and Investigations, Health, and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittees.
Excerpt: Currently, we have information from a number of limited studies and they do not show an elevated health risk from playing on fields with synthetic turf containing tire crumb. However, these studies have various limitations and do not comprehensively address the concerns about children's health risks from exposures to tire crumb.
December 18, 2015 The president went to ParisBy Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY)
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to the Comptroller General at the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking the office to examine some issues about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) activities in foreign drug inspections and foreign offices.