Below is Alston & Bird’s Healthcare Week in Review, which provides a synopsis of the latest news in healthcare regulations, notices, and guidance; federal legislation and congressional committee action; reports, studies, and analyses; and other health policy news.
On September 9, 2019, a draft of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) drug-pricing bill was leaked. Under the draft plan, the government would be directed to negotiate prices on the 250 drugs that account for the highest costs to Medicare and the entire U.S. health system and that lack sufficient competition. However, some caution that the leaked document is an outdated draft, and that the proposal is still being finalized by key health committees, so final provisions are unknown. More information about the draft bill can be found below.
I. Regulations, Notices, & Guidance
II. Congressional Hearings
House of Representatives
III. Reports, Studies, & Analyses
IV. Other Health Policy News