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.”


VA Benefits Discussion To Be Held Feb. 26 At Morning Pointe Of Chattanooga

IHOP Restaurants Free Pancake Day Benefitting Children’s Hospital At Erlanger

East Ridge Cloggers Perform At Morning Pointe


Morning Pointe of Chattanooga – Shallowford, 7719 Shallowford Road in Chattanooga, is hosting a discussion, "Best Kept Secret in the Military, A Discussion about VA Benefits," on Tuesday, Feb. ... (click for more)

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, is gearing up for IHOP’s Free Pancake Day on March 12. IHOP’s Free Pancake Day aims to raise needed funds to provide ... (click for more)

The East Ridge Cloggers entertained the residents of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga – Shallowford with their fancy footwork. Performers Sue Wright, Sally Ann Gagliardi, Jane Meadows, Kathy ... (click for more)


Living Well

VA Benefits Discussion To Be Held Feb. 26 At Morning Pointe Of Chattanooga

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga – Shallowford, 7719 Shallowford Road in Chattanooga, is hosting a discussion, "Best Kept Secret in the Military, A Discussion about VA Benefits," on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 3-4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Guest speaker will be Mike Verble with Verble Estate Preservation and Advisors, LLC. Topics of discussion include: ... (click for more)

IHOP Restaurants Free Pancake Day Benefitting Children’s Hospital At Erlanger

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, is gearing up for IHOP’s Free Pancake Day on March 12. IHOP’s Free Pancake Day aims to raise needed funds to provide life-saving technology and facilities to pediatric patients. IHOP guests can receive a free short stack of its world-famous buttermilk pancakes on Free Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Cash Canyon Road Closed As Section Of Remote, Narrow Road Washes Away

A section of the remote Cash Canyon Road that goes from Lookout Valley along the Tennessee River toward the Tennessee River Gorge washed out during Saturday's downpours. County Commissioner David Sharpe said County Public Works has a large excavator rented for Monday. He said, "They stated the time to repair would depend on if more damage is done tonight. If damage stays the ... (click for more)

Mudslide Washes Away Subway Restaurant At Foot Of Signal Mountain; Nearby Employee Says: "It's Gone"; Flooding Closes Numerous Roads

A mudslide on Saturday morning washed away the Subway restaurant at the foot of Signal Mountain. "The Subway is gone," an employee of the nearby Shuford's Barbeque, said. She said a large amount of mud and debris washed down from the steep hillside behind the buildings. No one was inside the Subway. It had closed on Friday after a tree fell on it. The location is ... (click for more)

Opinion

Robo Phone Calls Have Reached Epidemic Levels

Research tells us that scam telephone calls increased from 3.7 percent of total calls in 2017 to 29 percent in 2018. It is forecast that the number will strike 50 percent by the end of 2019. We were spammed with over 30 billion robo calls in 2017 costing the consumer roughly $350 million. Moreover, statics indicate in 2017 alone the FTC received approximately 375,000 complaints. ... (click for more)

Rep. Ron Travis: Weekly Wrap

House Republicans Unveil The CARE Plan Groundbreaking legislation to increase access, improve rural health and empower patients This week in Nashville, House Republican leaders unveiled a patient-centered, free market approach to transform healthcare in Tennessee by unveiling the CARE plan. This legislative package includes 11 different initiatives that will all reshape ... (click for more)