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Dec. 12: House E&C Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing on Patient Brokering and Addiction Treatment Fraud
10:15 a.m.; 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing entitled “Examining concerns of Patient Brokering and Addiction Treatment Fraud.”

Dec. 12: Senate HELP Hearing on Prescription Drug Costs
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate HELP Committee will hold a full committee hearing entitled “The Cost of Prescription Drugs: An Examination of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report: ‘Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative.’”

Dec. 13: Senate HELP Hearing on 21st Century Cures Act Implementation and Mental Health
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act: Responding to Mental Health Needs.”

Dec. 14-15: NIH Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director
9 a.m.; NIH, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Sixth Floor Conference Room 6C, Bethesda, Md.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director. The Agenda includes the NIH Director’s Report and ACD Working Group Reports. Contact: Gretchen Wood at 301-496-4272 Woodgs@od.nih.gov

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Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org