Health Care

VIDEOS: Guthrie Fights for Lower Drug Prices, Defends Innovation in Health Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and a senior member of the committee’s Health Subcommittee, this week urged his colleagues to consider legislation that will lower prescription drug prices without sacrificing innovation and research into new cures. This week, the House consi... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Presses Insurers on Rising Insulin Prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, has joined his fellow committee leaders in pressing insurance companies for answers on their role in the rising cost of insulin at the pharmacy counter. In letters to Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CVS Health, Cigna Corporation, Kaiser Perman... Read more »

Guthrie Rural Telecom Security Bill Advances in Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02)’s bill, the Secure and Trusted Communications Act (H.R. 4998), was approved yesterday by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in a full committee markup. Congressman Guthrie introduced the bipartisan Secure and Trusted Communications Act along with Reps. Greg Walden (OR-02), Frank Pallone (NJ-06), and Doris Matsui (CA-06) to protect small ... Read more »

Guthrie, Comer Announce Owensboro Health Grant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman James Comer (KY-01) today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding Owensboro Health a $460,820 grant to expand rural telemedicine services. Owensboro Health will use the grant funds to purchase and install 22 telecommunications units for telehealth services at 10 sites in five rural counties that Owensboro Health... Read more »

Guthrie Statement on Leader Walden’s Retirement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement on the retirement announcement of Congressman Greg Walden (OR-02): “I want to thank Leader Walden for his dedication to public service and his steadfast leadership as the chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. From combating the opioid crisis to protecting the environment to... Read more »

Guthrie and Pallone Introduce Legislation to Support Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced H.R. 4866, the National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation would allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to partner with universities across the country to designate them as National Centers of Excellenc... Read more »

Guthrie Statement on SUPPORT Act Anniversary

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement on the anniversary of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act being signed into law: “One year ago today, President Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act into law to give relief to communities across the... Read more »

Guthrie Launches New Phase of Opioid Investigation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman Greg Walden (OR-02), top Republican for the full committee, and Dr. Michael Burgess (TX-26), top Republican on the Health Subcommittee, are requesting information from the public about treatment for opioid use disorder. “The... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Leads Hearing on E-Cigarettes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, this week led a hearing on the recent e-cigarette illness outbreak. “I am deeply concerned about the ongoing outbreak of lung illness associated with vaping and e-cigarette use, as well as the marketing of e-cigarettes to kids,” said Guthrie... Read more »

Guthrie Leads Effort to Prevent Drug Shortages

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY-16), led a group of 92 bipartisan lawmakers in a letter today to the Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Norman “Ned” Sharpless on the urgent issue of medical drug shortages. The United States has recently faced shortages of vital drugs and medications, and the frequency of d... Read more »