Alexander Responds To FDA Drug Importation Announcement

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Thursday made the following statement on the formation by the Food and Drug Administration of a new work group to develop focused drug importation policy options to reduce shortages and increase competition:

 

“I’m glad to see the Secretary explore new ways to increase competition and lower drug prices by importing prescription drugs so long as the Food and Drug Administration approves the safety and effectiveness of those drugs and of the supply chains that carry them to American consumers.

 

“The Food and Drug Administration already approves the manufacture of prescription drugs in facilities overseas and it approves safe supply chains for those prescription drugs, so it makes sense to explore whether the FDA can do that in specific instances that increase competition and lower prices.”


The Truth About Lung Cancer: Debunking Myths That Still Exist

Erlanger East Offering Saturday Morning Colonoscopies

Lantern At Morning Pointe To Host Emergency Preparedness Seminar


In 2018, more than 230,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Despite its prevalence, there are still many myths surrounding this disease which is by far the leading cause of cancer ... (click for more)

Physicians with Erlanger Gastroenterology recently started offering colonoscopies at Erlanger East Hospital on Saturday mornings. Erlanger’s next series of weekend colonoscopy appointments is ... (click for more)

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Chattanooga is hosting an emergency preparedness seminar on Jan. 22, from 2-3:30 p.m. Organizers said, "Learn about what ... (click for more)


Living Well

The Truth About Lung Cancer: Debunking Myths That Still Exist

In 2018, more than 230,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Despite its prevalence, there are still many myths surrounding this disease which is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. For example, many believe that men and smokers are more susceptible to lung cancer; however, recent stats demonstrate lung cancer has been increasing among ... (click for more)

Erlanger East Offering Saturday Morning Colonoscopies

Physicians with Erlanger Gastroenterology recently started offering colonoscopies at Erlanger East Hospital on Saturday mornings. Erlanger’s next series of weekend colonoscopy appointments is scheduled for Saturday, March 3. Officials said, "This simple screening for colon cancer is typically recommended for those age 50 and older. Used to detect changes or abnormalities in ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Police Seek Information In Murder Of Taja Whiteside, 30, On Jan. 11

Chattanooga Police are seeking information in the death of Taja Whiteside, 30, which happened on Jan. 11. The death has now been ruled a homicide. Chattanooga Police responded a t approximately 11:52 a.m. to a CPR in progress call at a residence in the 5800 block of Moody Sawyer Road. Upon arrival, police located the victim who was unresponsive. Hamilton County EMS pronounced ... (click for more)

Governor-Elect Bill Lee Names Penny Schwinn Education Commissioner

Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee on Thursday announced the appointment of Penny Schwinn to lead the Tennessee Department of Education. “Penny leads with students at the forefront and I believe her experience is exactly what we need to continue improving on the gains we have made in the past few years,” said Governor-elect Lee. “As a former teacher and seasoned administrator, ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Culture Of Policing In Chattanooga - And Response (3)

I totally agree with the sentiments expressed by Brenda Washington. Over the years, I have noticed that people tend to ignore or dismiss what she says, or attack her. This is unfortunate, because she is alerting people of the problems within the culture of policing in Chattanooga, whether it is in Hamilton County or the city of Chattanooga. There are good, honest police officers ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Sunday’s Blood Eclipse

The sun, the moon, the stars, and the celebration of the late Martin Luther King are inching towards a perfect alignment for this Sunday night. At just before midnight, every child below the age of 99 … and, yes, there are other “older children” like me … will be able to watch a total lunar eclipse. This super blood moon is going to be fun because we will be able to see the moon ... (click for more)