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March 21: House Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on NIH Budget
10 a.m.; 2358-C Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget. Witness include: NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD; NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, MD; NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Director Gary Gibbons, MD; NIH National Institute of Mental Health Director Joshua Gordon MD, PhD; NIH National Cancer Institute Director Doug Lowy, MD; and NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD.


March 21: Senate HELP Hearing on FDA User Fees
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a hearing on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) User Fee Agreements. Witnesses include: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Janet Woodcock, MD; FDA Center for Biologics
Evaluation and Research Director Peter Marks, PhD; and FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health Director Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD.


March 21: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on the Opioid Crisis
10:15 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the Fentanyl crisis. Witnesses include: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Acting Deputy Director Kemp Chester; National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse Deputy Director Wilson Compton, MD; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention Director Debra Houry, MD, MPH, among others.

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