Senate Health Committee To Have Hearing On Oversight Of FDA

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Senate health committee will hold an oversight hearing on the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, Aug. 29. 

Chairman Lamar Alexander Tuesday said, “Congress has taken a number of steps to help the FDA keep up with the rapid pace of discoveries while continuing to ensure the safety of new drugs and devices. During this hearing, we will hear from the FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb about how the FDA is balancing encouraging innovative treatments and therapies while protecting patients from unsafe and ineffective treatments, and explore what else Congress can do to help ensure Americans are benefiting from biomedical research.”

Over the last two years, the HELP Committee has worked to pass 21st Century Cures and the FDA Reauthorization Act to make sure FDA has the tools it needs to take advantage of this time in science.


Community Preview Party For New Children’s Hospital Kennedy Outpatient Center Is Dec. 9

Blood Assurance Requests Donations This Holiday Season

Arts At Erlanger Brings 2 Musical Performances To Medical Mall


Members of the community have an opportunity to tour the new Children’s Hospital Kennedy Outpatient Center on Sunday, Dec. 9 from noon-3 p.m. before the building is officially open to patients. ... (click for more)

Nonprofit regional blood center, Blood Assurance, is calling on community members to take time this winter to give blood. "The holiday season brings great joy to many people, but these months ... (click for more)

Arts at Erlanger invites patients, family members, staff and visitors to performances by Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS) High School Chorus on Dec. 5, and Chattanooga Symphony ... (click for more)


Living Well

Community Preview Party For New Children’s Hospital Kennedy Outpatient Center Is Dec. 9

Members of the community have an opportunity to tour the new Children’s Hospital Kennedy Outpatient Center on Sunday, Dec. 9 from noon-3 p.m. before the building is officially open to patients. The new facility will house more than 50 pediatric subspecialists associated with Children’s Hospital at Erlanger including cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, neurologists ... (click for more)

Blood Assurance Requests Donations This Holiday Season

Nonprofit regional blood center, Blood Assurance, is calling on community members to take time this winter to give blood. "The holiday season brings great joy to many people, but these months also bring fewer blood donors," officials said. Blood Assurance sees a decrease in donors every year starting the week of Thanksgiving through January. The need, however, increases during ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Man With 3 Prior DUIs And Revoked License Speeds Wrong Way On Rossville Boulevard

Police said a man with three prior DUIs and a revoked license was speeding on Rossville Boulevard early Saturday morning while driving in the wrong direction. Johnny Lee Alexander, 50, of 2434 Dodds Ave., was charged with fourth offense DUI and driving on a revoked license. An officer said he was driving on Rossville Boulevard when he saw a vehicle coming in the wrong lane ... (click for more)

Bradley County Inmate Keith McGill Escapes During Hospital Visit

A Bradley County Justice Center inmate who was transported by corrections officers to Tennova Healthcare on Chambliss Avenue, in Cleveland for medical treatment has escaped. At 9:38 p.m., while at the hospital, the inmate fled from the premises. He was wearing an orange jumpsuit and has been identified as Keith McGill, 31. McGill is approximately 6’1”, ... (click for more)

Opinion

HES Can't Be Matched, Replicated Or Cheaply Duplicated

As a volunteer at the Humane Educational Society for four years, I have first-hand knowledge of the work this organization does and the conditions it has to overcome to do it. The 118-year-old facility in which the administration, staff and volunteers work every day is at the end of its road. A new shelter space is more than warranted. The good news is that there are county funds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Thanksgiving Request

Just what if … this Thursday you could say "Thank you" to someone who, chances are, you never met nor even heard the other’s name? There is also no way you’ll ever get a thank-you note, nor have your Sunday School class friends at church whisper how much they richly appreciated your kind thoughtfulness, secretly aquiver that you will not tell them what it was that earned such praise ... (click for more)