Health

Chairman:  Joe Pitts (PA-16)
Jurisdiction: 
Public health and quarantine; hospital construction; mental health; biomedical research and development; health information technology, privacy, and cybersecurity; public health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid) and private health insurance; medical malpractice and medical malpractice insurance; the regulation of food, drugs, and cosmetics; drug abuse; the Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control; Indian Health Service; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

Members

Republicans

Chairman: Joe Pitts (PA)
Vice Chairman: Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Ed Whitfield (KY)
John Shimkus (IL)
Mike Rogers (MI)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Phil Gingrey (GA)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
Brett Guthrie (KY)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ)
John D. Dingell (MI)
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Lois Capps (CA)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
Jim Matheson (UT)
Gene Green (TX)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
John Barrow (GA)
Donna M. Christensen (VI)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

January 10, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act. The bipartisan SMART Act, authored by Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Rep.

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January 9, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) commended the Food and Drug Administration for meeting today’s deadline to issue draft guidance on abuse-deterrent prescription drugs.

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January 8, 2013 | Letter

To read the Food and Drug Administration's Response, click here.

To read the initial letter to HHS, click here

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December 28, 2012 | ICYMI

Obamacare is a seriously flawed law that makes health care coverage less affordable, costs taxpayers more than advertised and fails to deliver on most of its other grand promises. Because of the results of the presidential election and the Supreme Court's decision last summer, repealing it during the next two years is highly unlikely.

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December 21, 2012 | Press Release

Drugs Like Oxycontin Currently Manufactured with Tamper Resistant Formulas – Law Enforcement, Health Care Officials, and Parents Concerned with the Prospect of Non-Tamper-Resistant Versions Hitting the Market, Making Powerful Prescription Drugs Easier to Crush and Abuse

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December 21, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: During the past month, we have heard from a number of concerned citizens, including parents, law enforcement officials, health care providers, state and local officials, and our colleagues in Congress, about the impending release of the non-tamper-resistant versions of these opioids.

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