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There have been 5 policies introduced over the past month

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Approves Vitrakvi, the first drug that targets a specific genetic mutation in some tumors, for treating adult and pediatric patients with some types of cancer.

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Nov 26 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Addresses federal prison reform issues including the support of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment for prisoners with heroin and opioid use disorder under supervised release, and restricting solitary confinement for juvenilles.

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Nov 26 2018
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Senate

Authorizes the Attorney General to fund medication-assisted treatment programs for incarcerated individuals with opioid addiction, and to oversee the programs’ development in coordination with state and local governments.

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Nov 15 2018
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House of Representatives

Temporarily blocks construction of Keystone Pipeline XL until completion of further environmental review. 

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Nov 8 2018
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U.S. District Court for the District of Montana

Establishes a task force within the Federal Trade Commission to study automated accounts or bots.

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Nov 6 2018
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House of Representatives

Establishes guidelines for addressing the opioid crisis by identifying gaps in knowledge and tools, and discerning ways to improve Federal R&D.

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Dec 5 2018
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Nov 5 2018
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Approves the pharmaceutical use of Epidiolex, a cannabidiol oral solution, for the treatment of seizures in individuals two years of age or older.

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Nov 2 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Warns consumers and physicians about the use of genetic tests that claim, without scientific grounding, to predict patients’ responses to specific medications.

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Nov 1 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Removes lead acetate from the list of acceptable color additives for coloring hair on the scalp.

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Oct 31 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Approves marketing for pharmacogenetic reports associated with 33 variants for multiple genes associated with medication metabolism.

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Oct 31 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Disseminates top priorities for the Food and Drug Administration regarding innovation in plant and animal biotechnology to advance public health.

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Oct 30 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Implements a wide variety of programs and initiatives to address the opioid crisis in the United States.

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Oct 26 2018
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House of Representatives

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