Weekly Policy Update: CBSA Hosts Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06)

  This month CBSA partnered with Fitzsimons Innovation Community, Gates Biomanufacturing Facility and Sharklet Technologies to host Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) for a campus tour and roundtable...

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Weekly Policy Update: CBSA Meets with Executive Director of OEDIT

  This week CBSA President & CEO Jennifer Jones Paton and Vice President Emily Roberts met with Betsy Markey, Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade...

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Weekly Policy Update: Take Action! Join a New Letter Urging Congress to Prioritize Repeal of the Medical Device Tax

Last week we asked the Colorado bioscience community to take action and urge our Members of Congress to support permanent repeal of the medical device excise tax. The tax is a threat to medical innova...

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Weekly Policy Update: End the Device Tax

The Colorado BioScience Association strongly opposes the medical device tax, a 2.3% excise tax on the sale of certain medical technology that was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act. Since its...

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Weekly Policy Update: HHS and FDA Announce Plan to Allow Importation of Prescription Drugs

This week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a plan that describes the steps they will take to allow importation of certain drugs fro...

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Weekly Policy Update: Senate Finance Committee Advances Drug Pricing Package

On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee advanced a major legislative package that includes substantial changes to Medicare and Medicaid drug reimbursement. The bill, the Prescription Drug Pricing Re...

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Weekly Policy Update: We Work For Health Summit—CBSA Urges Federal Lawmakers to Promote Medical Innovation and Protect Patient Access

This week CBSA vice president Emily Roberts joined other state advocates in Washington, DC for the We Work For Health Summit. During the two-day event, advocates met with their respective delegation t...

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Weekly Policy Update: Trump Administration Pulls Rebate Rule

Last week the Trump Administration withdrew their proposed rebate rule that would have required manufacturer rebates to be passed through to patients in Part D and other government programs. The propo...

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Weekly Policy Update: Drug Pricing Bills Pass Key Senate Committees

Before the holiday, both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee advanced legislative packages aimed at lowering prescription drug prices....

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Weekly Policy Update: New Economic Forecast Indicates Increase in Expected Revenue Above the TABOR Cap

The Colorado Legislative Council released their updated budget and economic forecast this week, which showed a strong economy in the state of Colorado, an increase in expected revenue, and high wage g...

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