WASHINGTON, DC –Rep. Fred Upton and Sen. Chuck Grassley today asked two health care companies for information on whether they would limit any potential conflicts of interest presented by their involvement in implementing and potentially providing services under the health care reform law.
Grassley, Upton Seek Details of Potential Conflicts of Interest for Health Care Firms Involved in Implementation of Health LawDecember 10, 2012 | Press Release
Excerpt: Our offices have learned that UnitedHealth Group, through its subsidiary, Optum, purchased QSSI in late September 2012. UnitedHealth Group now owns both Optum and QSSI; it also owns UnitedHealth, a major national provider of health care plans and competitor to offer health plans expected to particpate in a federal exchange.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its schedule for the week of December 10, 2012. The committee will hold hearings to exercise oversight over new spectrum auction authority Congress gave the FCC this year and implementation of the health care law’s exchanges and Medicaid expansion.
WASHINGTON, DC –House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent a letter to the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists seeking information on the role of this industry association in assisting compounding pharmacies in their interactions with federal and state authorities. A bipartisan group of committee leaders wrote, “Allegations that your association may have encouraged compounding pharmacists to attempt to impede FDA from evaluating the efficacy and safety of
Excerpt: Allegations that your association may have encouraged compounding pharmacists to attempt to impede FDA from evaluating the efficacy and safety of their products, if true, raise serious concerns about your actions. To read the letter, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced the Republican membership of the six Energy and Commerce subcommittees for the 113th Congress.