Health Care

Comments to FDA on Biosimilars

Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

Dear Commissioner Hamburg,

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of our respective organizations, we are writing to ask that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) use the same International Nonproprietary Name (INN), or generic name, for an originator (reference) biologic product and an equivalent biosimilar.

New Regulations for the Unaffordable Care Act

Since it was signed into law on March 23, 2010, the $1.2 trillion Affordable Care Act (ACA) has proven unaffordable for a large percentage of Americans.  To escape the high costs, many individuals have sought relief in the form of short-term coverage plans.

CCAGW Opposes California SB 1010

June 17, 2016

State Assembly Committee on Health

State Capitol, Room 6005

Sacramento, California 95814

 

Dear Assembly Member,

CAGW Releases June 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 15, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its June WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its June edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

How the 340B Drug Discount Program is Increasing Cancer Costs

There are many reasons why cancer care costs are rising, and the 340B outpatient drug discount program is needlessly contributing to the increase.  Consumers and taxpayers end up paying the price for the program’s misuse.

Comments to FDA on Labeling for Biosimilar Products

May 31, 2016  

Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852.  

Re: Docket No. FDA-2016-D-0643
“Labeling for Biosimilar Products; Draft Guidance for Industry”  

Background

VA Sec. McDonald Is Living in a Fantasy Land

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
May 23, 2016  

CAGW Outraged by HHS OIG’s Latest Improper Payment Review

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) was outraged, if not surprised, at the report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) showing the ongoing failure of HHS executives to accurately report and prevent improper payments.  With the government-wide improper payment total at a staggering $137 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2015 (and rising), the OIG outlines some of the steps that agency has taken to stem the tide of red ink, but finds significant operational failures, in both its reporting of improper payments and implementing corrective action plans. 

CAGW Releases May 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
May 12, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its May WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its May edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

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CAGW Names Montana Gov. Steve Bullock February 2018 Porker of the Month

Gov. Bullock is CAGW's Porker of the Month for issuing an executive order that would rob Montana consumers of a 21st century internet.