Health And Wellness On Capitol Hill: Monograph Reform, Wyden On CBD Rule, OTC Daily Contraceptive Access
Energy and Commerce members try again on monograph; Democrats want to ensure OTC oral contraceptive access; Wyden asks for faster CBD rulemaking at FDA; and House passes FDA's FY 2020 funding.
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