Monday, May 8, 2023

Congress Looks at Barriers to Health Innovation: Hearing Wednesday, May 10 This Week

Based on a May 3, 2023, Congress will hold a public hearing on "Policies that Inhibit Innovation and Patient Access," under the House Ways & Means committee.

See the press release here:

The hearing will be live-streamed and (normally) the video is archived as well.  Often, since this hearings arise suddenly, the  House committee may accept comments after the hearing as well.  This is open to May 24:   

The live stream will be a hearing page, with agenda and personnel, that will be created at the W&M committee.  - keep checking:

                                         Witness List

Mr. Tony Gonzales

National Early-Stage Advisor, Alzheimer’s Association

Mr. Ted Okon

Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance

Dr. Darius Lakdawalla

Professor of Pharmaceutical Economics and Public Policy, USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

Dr. Joshua Makower, M.D.

Director, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University

Dr. Aaron S. Kesselheim MD, JD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Recall that Congress had hearings on antibiotic resistance and on CMS policy, in the last ten days, my blog and link collections here.