POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.2


S. 2126 (REGENERATIVE MEDICINE), to launch a national strategy to support regenerative medicine through the establishment of a Regenerative Medicine Coordinating Council, and for other purposes; BOXER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, March 13.

S. 2134 (DRUGS), to withdraw approval for the drug Zohydro ER and prohibit the Food and Drug Administration from approving such drug unless it is reformulated to prevent abuse; MANCHIN; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, March 13.

S. 2141 (NONPRESCRIPTION SUNSCREEN), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide an alternative process for review of safety and effectiveness of nonprescription sunscreen active ingredients and for other purposes; REED; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, March 13.

S. 2144 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply Medicare competitive bidding to vacuum erection systems and to require the secretary of health and human services to implement a national mail order program for such devices; MCCASKILL; to the Committee on Finance, March 13.

H.R. 4234 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to carry out a pilot program to reduce the shortage of psychiatrists in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs by offering competitive employment incentives to certain psychiatrists, and for other purposes; BUCSHON; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, March 13.

H.R. 4240 (HEALTH SERVICES ACCESS/COVERAGE), to expand access to health-care services, including sexual, reproductive, and maternal health services, for immigrant women, men and families by removing legal barriers to health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, March 13.

H.R. 4241 (DRUGS), to withdraw approval for the drug Zohydro ER and prohibit the Food and Drug Administration from approving such drug unless it is reformulated to prevent abuse; LYNCH; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 13.

H.R. 4244 (REFORM), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the small employer health insurance credit, and for other purposes; PETERS of Michigan; to the Committee on Ways and Means, March 13.

H.R. 4250 (NONPRESCRIPTION SUNSCREEN), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide an alternative process for review of safety and effectiveness of nonprescription sunscreen active ingredients and for other purposes; WHITFIELD; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 13.

H. RES. 518 (MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY), expressing support for designation of March 2014 as “Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month” to increase public awareness of this progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the autonomic functions of the body; ELLISON; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, March 13.



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