ADEA Washington Update

Affordable Care Act Still the Law of the Land

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On March 24, 2017, the House of Representatives pulled down the bill titled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) due to a lack of votes for passage. The AHCA contained language to repeal... Click Here To Read More

House Committee Approves Bill Limiting Punitive Damages

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The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill titled Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, which would cap most punitive-damage awards at $250,000, reviving a long-sought goal of many... Click Here To Read More

ADEA’s Virtual Hill Day, April 26, 2017

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On Wed., April 26, dental faculty, researchers, students and residents from across the country are making their voices heard during ADEA’s Virtual Hill Day. On that day, we will be speaking as one voice to urge Members of Congress to support FY18 funding for programs of... Click Here To Read More

Newly Formed White House Office to Revamp Federal Government

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The Trump Administration has created the White House Office of American Innovation, which is tasked with revamping the federal government (agencies) with a priority of privatizing some government functions. President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner will lead the newly... Click Here To Read More

Scott Gottlieb Nominated to Lead FDA

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On March 10, President Trump announced that Scott Gottlieb, M.D., is his nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dr. Gottlieb, a former FDA official in the George W. Bush Administration, is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine. He advises the U.S. Department of... Click Here To Read More

EPA Denies Anti-fluoride Petition

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In February, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a petition to change the way the agency treats fluoride.

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NIDCR Funds Translational Research Initiative

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Obama Signs Bill to Expedite Development of Drugs to Combat Zika Virus

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On April 19, President Obama signed into law S. 2512, the Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act.... Click Here To Read More

Senate HELP Committee Marks Up Innovation Bills

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The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has held its final hearing on legislation that will be a companion bill to H.R. 6, the House 21st Century Cures Act.... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Budget Office: Measuring ACA’s Fiscal Impact No Longer Possible

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation have asserted they can no longer measure the full fiscal effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an announcement that has provoked widespread anger and disbelief on Capitol Hill, especially among opponents of... Click Here To Read More

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