Access to Therapies – Section 1554 (Subtitle G – Miscellaneous Provisions)

ProvisionNotwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall not promulgate any regulation that-(1) creates any unreasonable barriers to the ability of individuals to obtain appropriate medical care;(2) impedes timely access to health care services;(3) interferes with communications regarding a full range of treatment options between the patient and […]

Blood Safety Update

For the past few weeks, media attention, US Senate interest and federal agency meetings scheduled on the topic of blood safety and donor deferral criteria have been circulating. Specifically, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) sent a letter to the FDA Commissioner, with 17 other Senators’ co-signatures requesting a review of the deferral criteria for prospective blood […]